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Cayla Vimmerstedt, a 4-H participant, has been raising her steer, Stitch, for eight months. Even though the Pima County Fair will not run this month as planned due to COVID-19, Vimmerstedt will still get to show Stitch in a virtual setting.
With this year's county fairs canceled, 4-H agents, volunteers and UArizona Cooperative Extension employees across Arizona have come together to offer 4-H youth the opportunity to show off their projects virtually.
Facing a statewide and national shortage of COVID-19 collection kits, UArizona researchers and volunteers have produced more than 1,650 kits and hope to produce 500 a day. (Photo: University of Arizona Health Sciences)
April 3, 2020
The University of Arizona Health Sciences shipped 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, to help in the international effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
With advanced laboratory capabilities and expertise in coronavirus research, the University of Arizona Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center is uniquely situated to conduct sewage surveillance for the coronavirus.
April 2, 2020
UArizona researchers are testing wastewater across the country to trace coronavirus prevalence in communities and help public health officials better prepare for the future.
Blue Ridge High School senior Emily Halls works on a face shield in the Fab Lab. (Photo by Chris Paxman)
April 1, 2020
The Blue Ridge University of Arizona 4-H Fab Lab is joining the fight against COVID-19 by making personal protection equipment and prototypes of new designs for ventilator parts.
"A big part of why we even wanted to be in medical school is because of our passion to serve our community," said medical student Ashwini Kaveti.
April 1, 2020
More than 70 UArizona medical students are helping health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis by volunteering to provide child care, pet care, grocery shopping and meal preparation.
A screenshot from Eric Plemons' lecture on propaganda, offered on the Panopto online video platform.
April 1, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact so many aspects of people's lives, University of Arizona faculty members from a range of disciplines are finding ways to use the global health crisis as a teachable moment in their courses.
Clockwise from the top: CEO Manny Teran, inventor Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy and mechanical designer Greg Jewell.
April 1, 2020
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson have invented a new respiratory-assist device that provides fast, safe relief to those who experience difficulty breathing.
March 31, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, staying home has become a question of morality. UArizona medical ethicist Laura Howard explains what our behavior during the pandemic says about the complexity of human nature.
Photo courtesy of College of Medicine – Phoenix
March 30, 2020
The two UArizona medical schools are offering the option in response to a growing need for physicians in the wake of COVID-19. Eligible students could begin work in a clinical setting by mid-month.