Recent News

Left to right: Christopher Hulme, graduate assistant Chris Foley, and Travis Dunkley. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
April 25, 2018
An Arizona startup is hoping its unique compounds will lead to treatments to halt or slow the progression of a devastating neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly 6 million Americans.
Members of the Terrestrial Exploration project work on their aerial photography vehicle, which blends the vertical takeoff capabilities of a drone with the smooth sailing and endurance of a plane.
April 24, 2018
Nearly 600 engineering students will display a search and rescue drone, a device to monitor swelling and more than 100 other projects with the potential to save lives, time and money.
This image of Mercury was created using infrared, red and violet filters that capture wavelengths both visible and invisible to the human eye; the colors shown here are only slightly different from what the human eye would see. (Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University APL/Carnegie Institute of Washington)
April 24, 2018
Michael Sori, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, used careful mathematical calculations to determine the density of Mercury’s crust, which is thinner than anyone thought.
National 4-H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo (right) presented Ethel Branch with the 4-H Luminary Award at a Washington, D.C. gala last month. (Courtesy of the National 4-H Council)
April 24, 2018
Ethel Branch credits her experiences as a youth in the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension 4-H program with helping prepare her for an eventual career as the Navajo Nation Attorney General.
Alumnus John D'Anna (far left), Page 1 editor of the Arizona Republic, takes a photo after the newspaper learned it and USA Today Network had won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. (Photo: Nicholas Serpa/Arizona Republic)
April 23, 2018
Hannah Gaber, a former Arizona Republic multimedia journalist and 2016 UA alumna, contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning report "The Wall: Unknown stories, Unintended consequences." Three other people with ties to the UA shared in the award.
Alberto Ríos and Linda Smith, "Inside Chance." The limited-edition artist’s book is designed like a puzzle, revealing eight lines of poetry that can be read in 26 different ways.
April 23, 2018
At the University of Arizona Poetry Center, rare books are at the core of one of the world’s largest poetry collections.
Co-inventor Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee with a prototype of the new endoscopic probe (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
April 20, 2018
Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee and Rongguang “Ron” Liang have invented a dual-view probe for medical endoscopy. Their startup, Omniscient, is working to bring the technology to the public.
April 20, 2018
Can desert cities such as Tucson and Phoenix sustain us, in light of their scarce water supplies, sweltering climate and rising population? UA experts Sharon Megdal (water), Ladd Keith (heat) and Christopher Domin (architecture) have reason for optimism. With video.
UA alumnus Terry J. Lundgren is known for his generosity of time and expertise with students. (Photo courtesy of the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences)
April 20, 2018
Contributions by alumnus Terry J. Lundgren and his supporters in the fashion and retailing industries will benefit a range of programs and educational enhancements at the UA.

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