Recent News

Michael M.I. Abecassis, MD, MBA
July 18, 2019
Dr. Michael M.I. Abecassis is a world-renowned surgeon, transplant specialist and researcher who brings nearly three decades of clinical and academic experience to the UA.
July 17, 2019
Thanks to $3 million in NASA funding, underrepresented students will have the opportunity to build miniature satellites to help scientists study the surface of asteroids.
The first four-year micro-campus cohort to graduate from the University of Arizona and a partner university celebrated commencement in late June at Ocean University of China.
July 17, 2019
Seventy-seven students celebrated commencement in June at Ocean University of China, the first four-year micro-campus cohort to graduate from the UA and a partner university.
Ida M. “Ki” Moore
July 16, 2019
Ida “Ki” Moore brings impressive record of research funding, collaborative partnerships and professional development to the College of Nursing.
Apollo 17 astronaut Ron Evans had to embark on a spacewalk just to retrieve a cassette of film, which recorded data from the first radar mapping instrument mounted on a spacecraft. (Photo: NASA)
July 16, 2019
UA scientists were instrumental in creating the first photographic atlases of the moon, which helped NASA successfully complete the Apollo 11 mission. Now, UA scientists are busy mapping worlds throughout our solar system.
Professors GuoFeng Qu (second from left) and ShaoJun Lyu (right), of Beijing Normal University, present a banner with their college motto – "Steadfastness and Innovation, Resilience and Future" – to Dr. Irving Kron (second from right), interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and UA librarian Yan Han (left).
July 12, 2019
The International Society of Chinese Health Practices will facilitate research of the benefits of Chinese health practices and the complementary use of Eastern and Western medicine on a global scale.
Students from Hopi High School collected garbage from their homes and brought it to class. Working in teams of two to four people, they separated the garbage into biodegradable materials, trash and materials that could be recycled. (Courtesy of the Hopi Tribe)
July 9, 2019
Students at Hopi High School explored their homes in search of toxic environmental exposures with the help of researchers and students from the University of Arizona's Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research.
A University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory student holds a bright umbrella over the spot where she found geologic contact between two different lava flows during a trip to Amboy Crater in California's Mojave Desert.  (Photo: Ali Bramson)
July 8, 2019
The merge between astronomy and geology, necessary to get humans to the moon, led to field trips that continue to this day, enabling fledgling scientists to interpret data from far-off worlds without leaving Earth.
Launched on March 2, 1972, Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to travel through the asteroid belt, and the first spacecraft to make direct observations and obtain close-up images of Jupiter. (Image: NASA)
July 3, 2019
A determined bunch of scientists set out to map the moon in preparation of the Apollo landings, but that was only the beginning. A new field of science blossomed, and UA scientists have been involved in nearly every U.S. space mission since.