Recent News

Artist's rendering of the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite. The width of the region scanned on Earth’s surface during each orbit is about 620 miles. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
May 5, 2020
Researchers are starting to tease out the relationship between morning soil moisture and afternoon rainfall under different atmospheric conditions.
David Duron (left) and John Streicher. (Photo: Noelle Haro-Gomez/University of Arizona Health Sciences)
May 5, 2020
Researchers found that inhibiting heat shock protein 90 in the spinal cord enhanced effectiveness of opioid therapy and could decrease its side effects. The findings suggest doctors may be able to prescribe less of drug, but patients would get the same level of pain relief with reduced side effects.
The university's first microcampus in Latin America was University of Arizona Lima at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.
May 4, 2020
The Global Campus will span five continents and 34 countries and is especially timely given international travel restrictions and student visa moratoriums put in place due to COVID-19.
Lauren Easter will receive the Provost Award.
May 4, 2020
Seven UArizona graduating seniors will receive awards recognizing their integrity, notable achievements and positive contributions to their families and communities.
Dr. Marvin Slepian
May 4, 2020
A paper published in two medical journals last week offers guidelines for physicians treating coronavirus patients requiring advanced life-saving therapies.
Closeup macro of a Japanese giant hornet, the largest species of hornet in the world. (iStock)
May 4, 2020
The Asian giant hornet has made its way to the United States. Entomologists Wendy Moore and Katy Prudic help separate fact from fiction on the buzz surrounding the hornet's arrival.
May 1, 2020
The UArizona Foundation, Dean of Students Office and university leadership collaborated to start a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the Student Emergency Fund.
UArizona President Robert C. Robbins says the university will hold in-person classes in the fall. (Photo: Chris Richards/University of Arizona)
April 30, 2020
After having his blood drawn for antibody testing on Thursday, UArizona President Robert C. Robbins announced a plan for bringing students, faculty and staff back to campus in the fall.
Middle and high school students in rural areas along the U.S.-Mexico border struggle to learn STEM subjects with the same success rate as their peers in urban areas, research has shown. (Photo courtesy of Alison Merwin Van Gorp/College of Education)
April 30, 2020
The program will create field-trip sites in rural Cochise County to provide students with informal STEM-learning opportunities, and teachers will receive training and support to improve their leadership skills.