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Photo courtesy of College of Medicine – Phoenix
Today
In response to a growing need for physicians in the wake of COVID-19, the university's two medical schools are offering eligible students the option of graduating early. The move will allow students to begin working in a clinical setting by mid-April.
Charlotte Pearson holds the tree sample containing the light ring that might mark the date of the Thera eruption. (Photo: Mikayla Mace)
Today
Research led by the UArizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research provides context for the civilizations that existed throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages, and may provide a date for the infamous Thera volcano eruption in Santorini, Greece.
Today
University of Arizona researchers probed Martian meteorites to reconstruct Mars’ chaotic history. Their findings suggest that Mars likely received water from at least two vastly different sources early in its history.
In response to a shortage of masks, researchers is working to design, 3D print and test masks for health care workers. Pictured is a mask prototype, fitted on a mannequin.
March 27, 2020
In response to a shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers, a group of UArizona researchers is working to design, 3D print and test masks for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
March 27, 2020
The SAFER team, led by Kristen Pogreba-Brown in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will initiate contact tracing by following up with close contacts of positive-test COVID-19 cases to mitigate its spread.
March 26, 2020
UArizona psychology professor Matthias Mehl thinks it's a mistake to call it social distancing rather than physical distancing, since social interaction – though not in person – is essential at a time like this, for introverts and extroverts alike.
Phrases made common amid the COVID-19 pandemic – such as "self-quarantine," "self-isolation" and "shelter-in-place" – have disparate interpretations. Some hear them and feel the need to hide out at home, while others think it's time to throw a party. (Graphic: Eddie Canto/Research, Innovation & Impact)
March 26, 2020
From podiums and podcasts to Tweets and TikTok videos, everyone is talking about COVID-19, but not everyone is using the same words to mean the same things.
Master of Fine Arts student Rachel Wilkins models one of the dual-layer masks that she and her fellow students are making. (Photo courtesy of the College of Fine Arts)
March 26, 2020
A group of students in the School of Theatre, Film and Television are putting their costume-making skills to good use by making masks to donate to healthcare workers, first responders and more.
A group of researchers in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences has turned to making hand sanitizer for health care workers.
March 26, 2020
Researchers in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences are following WHO guidelines to produce hand sanitizer in the lab.

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