Dennis DeConcini Reflects on 18 Years in U.S. Senate
During a reception to recognize former U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini's donation of 15 presidential letters to the UA, he reflected on his 18 years in Congress. Some of the letters from DeConcini, a 1963 graduate of the UA's James E. Rogers College of Law, are featured in a new exhibit at UA Special Collections.
Documentary Focuses on UAMC – S. Arizona's Only Level I Trauma Center
The University of Arizona Medical Center is southern Arizona's only Level I trauma center, and it's the busiest in the state, helping nearly 5,000 patients a year. The trauma center's daily activities are the focus of a new documentary, "Level One Trauma."
UA College of Optical Sciences Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The college invites the public to join in on the celebration by attending Laser Fun Day.The fourth annual event will help light the way for future generations' interest in science and technology.
A Road Map – and Dictionary – for the Brain
In an unprecedented effort to standardize the anatomical nomenclature of insect brains, UA neuroscientists have helped create a road map for discoveries that will advance studies of human brain function and disease. Their work, published in the scientific journal Neuron, includes hundreds of images and 3-D video animations.
Obesity-Related Gut Bacteria Higher in People in Northern Climes
People living in cold, northern latitudes have more of a bacteria in their guts that may predispose them to obesity, a new study has found. The differences in gut microbe communities may stem from an evolutionary trend favoring bacteria that help metabolize food more effectively in colder climates, according to researchers from the UA and UC-Berkeley.