The UA College of Optical Sciences announced that it has received a $20 million pledge to support 10 new endowed faculty positions.
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission will make contact with Bennu on Dec. 3.
"University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins is a tireless champion and powerhouse leader on behalf of the University of Arizona," writes Regent Ron Shoopman.
The UA was named one of America's Favorite Charities, a ranking of that identifies the top 100 organizations that Americans are most willing to support.
More than two years after it launched, a spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx is approaching its target, an asteroid named Bennu.
Chris Impey, distinguished professor of astronomy and associate dean of the UA College of Science, writes that science is in a serious battle against pseudoscience.
Built in 1991 and operated by the UA since 2007, Biosphere 2 become the definitive facility for scientists to study the effects of environmental changes on a real-world scale.
The UA's Allison M. Vaillancourt writes about the escalating levels of turnover among campus human resources and equity officers.
Images captured by the UA-operated HiRISE camera are used to illustrate NASA's InSight spacecraft's attempt to land on Mars.