Outreach

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.
April 18, 2018
The TEALS program, which operates in nearly 350 U.S. high schools, will grow to reach more students in Tucson and southern Arizona in the 2018-2019 academic year.
The lesser long-nosed bat is an important pollinator of cactuses in the Southwest. (Courtesy of Bruce D. Taubert/Bat Conservation International)
April 18, 2018
Once endangered, the bat has been delisted and is now flourishing. Efforts such as Flowers for Bats will ensure the bat continues to thrive in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
March 20, 2018
A drought-induced water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, has Arizonans wondering if a similar situation could happen here. UA water expert Sharon Megdal says it's unlikely.
The Angel Charity Culinary Education Center, depicted in this artist's rendering, will include a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen where children can learn to prepare healthy meals from food they have grown at Tucson Village Farm.
March 12, 2018
Tucson Village Farm's seed-to-table mission to teach children how to prepare healthy meals from fresh foods is being supported by a grant from Angel Charity.
Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books is all about interactivity for visitors.
March 6, 2018
Attendance for the event on the UA campus, which benefits literacy programs, now exceeds 100,000, and the presenters are a who's who from literature, science and pop culture.
Lyn Hart was working as a nurse at Tucson's Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital when she first laid eyes on Tumamoc Hill. (Photo: Mari Cleven)
Feb. 16, 2018
A new program funded by the UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry is transforming the popular walking spot into a creative hub for artists and scientists.
Judy Brown, a plant virologist in the UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is working with African scientists and farmers to create greater awareness of a disease that is killing cacao trees. (Photo courtesy of Judy Brown)
Feb. 14, 2018
Cacao trees are dying at alarming rates in West Africa, a main source of cocoa for much of the world's chocolate production. UA plant scientist Judy Brown is trying to determine what makes them sick — and develop tools that will help growers fight for their livelihood. With UANews video.
UA students Sarah Heath Howe (far left) and Sarah Johnson (seated, second from right) meet weekly with Changemaker High School students to help them prepare for their summer trip to Japan. It will be the first time on an airplane for some of the students, like Ricardo Goodman (in the baseball cap).
Feb. 13, 2018
The College of Education is working with a Tucson charter high school on a project designed to raise awareness of cyberbullying and promote the spread of kindness online.

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