Recent News

Scott Brill, CEO of Language Canvas and former research engineer with the UA Critical Languages Program. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Nov. 9, 2018
Since 1996, the University of Arizona Critical Languages Program in the College of Humanities has been developing interactive multimedia systems for less commonly taught foreign languages. To expand the impact of these expert-designed courses, the UA has licensed 13 of the courses to startup Language Canvas, which is taking them forward and making them available to schools, programs, and individual learners everywhere.
Graphic representation of falloposcope image resolution.
Nov. 8, 2018
With a grant from the U.S. Army, the UA's Jennifer Barton is continuing research into a disposable falloposcope to detect early-stage ovarian cancer.
Comanche artist Jhane Myers and archaeologist Severin Fowles, featured in the series "Native America," search the Rio Grande Gorge for an ancient Comanche tipi encampment. UA anthropologist Lindsay Montgomery, who also is featured in the series, has studied hundreds of Comanche rock art images in this gorge. (Photo: Courtesy of Providence Pictures)
Nov. 7, 2018
Lindsay Montgomery is featured in an episode of a four-part PBS series that looks at Native American history and traditions across 15,000 years. "Native America" premieres on Nov. 13.
An image of the Wild Duck Cluster was captured by the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. The blue stars at the center of the image are the stars of the cluster. Every star in the Wild Duck Cluster is roughly 250 million years old. Older, redder stars surround the cluster. (Image: European Southern Observatory)
Nov. 7, 2018
Astronomers found that the way almost 3,000 stars in one of the richest star clusters move belies their true ages, which has helped solve a long-standing puzzle about how stars evolve.
(Image: Colleen Loomis/RDI)
Nov. 6, 2018
To create livable, aesthetically pleasing cities that are also water-efficient, UA experts say water managers and urban planners will need to increase their coordination efforts.
Valerie Shirley
Nov. 6, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education grant will double the number of Native American students in the UA Indigenous Teacher Education Project.
Until now, researchers had a hard time explaining why the Coral Triangle in the Central-Indo Pacific is the world's leading spot of marine biodiversity. (Photo: GreensMPs/Flickr Creative Commons)
Nov. 5, 2018
One of the world's premier diving destinations owes its reputation as a hotspot of marine biodiversity to being undisturbed over millions of years, according to a study led by UA ecologists.
Gene Alexander
Nov. 5, 2018
Professor Gene Alexander will lead a new Brain Imaging and Fluid Biomarkers Core for the Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center. Brain imaging and fluid biomarkers can help medical professionals diagnosis Alzheimer's disease earlier.
Todd Vanderah and undergraduate researcher Angela Smith work in the lab.
Nov. 2, 2018
A $1.7 million federal grant will help researchers striving to put an end to opioid tolerance — a phenomenon that often leads to opioid dependence, abuse and addiction.