Recent News

Lyn Hart was working as a nurse at Tucson's Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital when she first laid eyes on Tumamoc Hill. (Photo: Mari Cleven)
Feb. 16, 2018
A new program funded by the UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry is transforming the popular walking spot into a creative hub for artists and scientists.
Participants met in small groups at a Jan. 29 event to consider the question: What impact will the UA have on students, society and the community in 10 years?
Feb. 14, 2018
Discussion groups at a well-attended kickoff event tackled the question: What impact will the University have on students, society and the community in 10 years?
Judy Brown, a plant virologist in the UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is working with African scientists and farmers to create greater awareness of a disease that is killing cacao trees. (Photo courtesy of Judy Brown)
Feb. 14, 2018
Cacao trees are dying at alarming rates in West Africa, a main source of cocoa for much of the world's chocolate production. UA plant scientist Judy Brown is trying to determine what makes them sick — and develop tools that will help growers fight for their livelihood. With UANews video.
UA students Sarah Heath Howe (far left) and Sarah Johnson (seated, second from right) meet weekly with Changemaker High School students to help them prepare for their summer trip to Japan. It will be the first time on an airplane for some of the students, like Ricardo Goodman (in the baseball cap).
Feb. 13, 2018
The College of Education is working with a Tucson charter high school on a project designed to raise awareness of cyberbullying and promote the spread of kindness online.
With Duolingo, computer scientist Luis von Ahn wants to make language learning as accessible and affordable as possible. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Feb. 13, 2018
Luis von Ahn, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the inventor of CAPTCHAs, was the fourth speaker in the College of Science lecture series.
The Kakavas family watches an Ultimaker machine create a  3-D model.
Feb. 12, 2018
What organizers call the first 4-H Fab Lab in the country, and the first fabrication laboratory in an Arizona public school, is engaging students in STEM and fulfilling the mission of UA Cooperative Extension.
The Student Industry Networking Event, or SINE, facilitates interaction between STEM and business students and potential mentors or future employers.
Feb. 9, 2018
Industry leaders and UA alumni who participate are sought out by students for employment strategies and professional tips to ease the transition from college to the workforce.
LUMIO mission profile showing launch, parking, transfer, operative and end-of-life phases
Feb. 9, 2018
Roberto Furfaro and Vishnu Reddy make up the UA team on the Lunar Meteoroid Impacts Observer project, which seeks to investigate meteoritic impact on the far side of the moon.
The number of UA faculty who are leading a research and development award — and the number of R&D awards — climbed in fiscal 2017.
Feb. 8, 2018
Research and development expenditures surpassed the previous year's total by more than $18 million and exceeded the target set by the Arizona Board of Regents by more than $11 million.