Recent News

At this pit on Mars, the steep slope at the northern edge (toward the top of the image) exposes a cross section of a thick sheet of underground water ice. The image is from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, with an enhanced-color central swath between grayscale on each side. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/USGS)
Jan. 12, 2018
Revealed by the UA-led HiRISE camera, sheets of water ice beneath the surface on Mars hold clues to the planet's climate history — and might yield drinking water for future astronauts.
Valerie Trouet takes a pencil-thin core from an old Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing on Mount Olympus in Greece. (Photo: Greg King © 2010)
Jan. 12, 2018
By using tree rings, a UA-led team developed the first reconstruction of historical changes in the North Atlantic jet stream prior to the 20th century — back to 1725.
An artist’s impression of a very distant quasar powered by a black hole with a mass 2 billion times that of the sun (Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser)
Jan. 11, 2018
A four-year effort involving Kitt Peak's Bok Telescope and UA students helped a team of astronomers measure the masses of a large sample of supermassive black holes. Despite its modest size and advanced age of almost 50 years, the instrument keeps churning out big science.
Dr. Amelia Gallitano of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Jan. 8, 2018
What if an easily administered, biologically based test could determine whether an individual has schizophrenia? "We've got a huge challenge," Dr. Amelia Gallitano says.
Jeff Plevan was a committed Wildcat who enjoyed his time at the University of Arizona and his alumni activities with the New York City MetroCats.
Jan. 8, 2018
Created in memory of a devoted Wildcat, the Jeffrey B. Plevan Chair in Israel Studies will allow the UA to hire an expert on modern Israel in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies.
Mine workers wait for blasting to finish in the student-run San Xavier Mine near Tucson. (Photo: Pete Brown/UA College of Engineering)
Jan. 8, 2018
At the core of the system licensed by GUIA is the ability to sense a miner's location and body temperature, predict potential problems and recommend steps to avert health risks.
(Photo: FJ Gaylor)
Jan. 8, 2018
Alison Hawthorne Deming, Hoshin Gupta and Pham Huu Tiep are the UA's newest Regents' Professors and will be celebrated at the annual campus ceremony on Thursday. Approved by the Arizona Board of Regents, only 3 percent of faculty members can be Regents' Professors.
Jan. 4, 2018
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has more than 1,200 members and offers classes in Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Vail and Green Valley.
Jan. 2, 2018
The employment of the Wildcats' head football coach has been terminated, and the University will honor the terms of his contract.