Recent News

Weijian Zhou (left) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Xi’an and Warren Beck (right) of the University of Arizona at a cross-section of a hill near Xi’an, China, examining layers of loess soil that represent thousands of years of soil deposition. (Photo: © 2009 Xian Feng, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
May 24, 2018
The Earth's glacial/interglacial cycles depend on how much the sun warms the middle of the planet, not the northernmost region, according to new UA-led research.
Many study participants said purchasing e-books feels more like a rental experience than actual ownership of a product.
May 23, 2018
People feel differently about owning physical books versus e-books, a UA study shows. While you might think younger consumers prefer digital, that is not actually the case. It has to do with "psychological ownership," according to associate professor Sabrina Helm.
The UA has opened doors for former transfer student and new alumna Fernanda Fraijo Arce. "I wouldn't change (the experience) for anything," she says.
May 23, 2018
The welcoming culture has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, an honors society for community college students, which named the University to its 2018 Transfer Honor Roll.
Todd Vanderah
May 21, 2018
Grants totaling $1.3 million from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission are supporting UA efforts to develop non-addictive medications to block chronic pain.
UA students and peers from the Moscow University for the Humanities share a meal they prepared together, combining Russian dishes and traditional Sonoran food.
May 21, 2018
A federal grant to the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies funds a food-centric project, including a course on Russian and American foodways and a study-abroad exchange.
Catherine Witt parlayed a summer camp Arabic program into a bachelor's degree with triple majors in linguistics, Arabic, and Middle Eastern and North African studies. She is hoping to add a master's degree in public health to help reach her goal of working in refugee camps and communities.
May 18, 2018
Two fellowships helped linguistics major Catherine Witt master Arabic, which she will use as she continues her studies in Lebanon. Her goal is to work in refugee camps.
UA student Reneé Villaman explains findings from the Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop to community members.
May 18, 2018
Low-income Tucson households are less satisfied renting and living in north and east neighborhoods, according to UA students from the Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop.
May 17, 2018
A new clinic addresses matters pertaining to water, endangered species, public lands, climate change, tribal lands and other natural resource challenges that exist in Arizona and the West.
May 16, 2018
The effects of chronic pain are more than just physical. Pain also can negatively impact one's decision-making abilities, according to UA psychologist Stephen Cowen.