Recent News

On April 10, EHT researchers revealed the first direct visual evidence of the supermassive black hole in the center of Messier 87 and its shadow. (Image: EHT Collaboration)
April 10, 2019
With the help of two radio telescopes coordinated by the UA, astronomers in the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration have taken the first direct image of a black hole, a prediction of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.
April 9, 2019
David W. Hahn, a mechanical engineer with more than two decades experience in government, national laboratories and higher education, joins the UA on July 1.
Mae Jemison
April 8, 2019
Dr. Mae C. Jemison served six years as a NASA astronaut and was the first woman of color in the world to go into space, aboard a joint space shuttle mission with the Japanese space agency.
Roberta Diaz Brinton, pictured with the UA's Center for Innovation in Brain Science team, has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to develop a cross-disciplinary and translationally oriented workforce to discover new drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
April 8, 2019
Roberta Diaz Brinton has been awarded a $1.8 million NIH grant to cultivate a diverse pool of scientists to discover new drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
(Photo: Rebecca Sasnett/Arizona Athletics)
April 8, 2019
Arizona led for nearly 37 minutes on Saturday en route to their first WNIT title since 1996.
"Monsters," such as werewolves, often emerge in literature as reflections of cultural fears and morality.
April 5, 2019
Three figures—the zombie, the vampire and the werewolf—have captivated the human imagination for centuries. These creatures have become ubiquitous in contemporary pop culture, but beneath the stories, films, shows and books are some very serious questions: What is life? What is death? And what does it mean to be human?
Drs. Amol Patwardhan and Mohab Ibrahim point out the most frequent places of back chronic pain on a model of the human spine. (Photo: Flavie Audoin)
April 4, 2019
Pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medicine are trying to reduce the use of opioids for patients suffering from chronic non-cancer pain by utilizing alternatives and complementary methods, such as physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractors, non-opioid medication, and a large array of pain intervention procedures.
From left: Visiting scholar Qi Wei, research technician Aishwarya Rao, associate professor Sadhana Ravishankar and UA President Robert C. Robbins. (Photo: Tech Launch Arizona)
April 4, 2019
On April 1, Tech Launch Arizona hosted its sixth annual I-Squared Awards and Expo to recognize the greatest contributors to the local ecosystem of invention and commercialization from both inside and outside the university.
Since 2007, several international organizations have helped recover more than 8,000 artifacts looted from the National Museum of Afghanistan. Through a unique partnership, the UA is teaching Afghani students how to fight back against illegal trafficking of cultural property. (Photo: Ninaras CC BY 4.0)
April 3, 2019
Students in Afghanistan attended an online UA class developed to raise their awareness of illicit trafficking and help them protect important cultural artifacts.

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