Arizona Cleans Up Pac-12 Postseason Awards
Wildcats Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon, along with head basketball coach Sean Miller, have earned Pac-12 postseason honors.
UA Launches Defense and Security Research Institute
The UA has launched a new Defense and Security Research Institute that aims to expand the University's strengths in those areas while helping the UA to reach its goal of doubling research expenditures from $600 million to $1.2 billion by 2023. The interdisciplinary institute will help pave the way for new, mutually beneficial partnerships between the UA and industry, which is one of the key goals of the University's Never Settle plan.
Olympics Interns Share Sochi Experiences
Three UA students recently returned from Sochi, Russia, where they worked as NBCUniversal interns at the Winter Olympics. The opportunity gave them valuable hands-on experience outside the classroom, which is a key goal of the University's "100 percent student engagement" initiative.
UA Regents' Professor Elected as Foreign Secretary of National Academy of Sciences
John Hildebrand, Regents' Professor of Neuroscience, will help build and maintain partnerships with science academies across the world. Hildebrand was selected for the position based on his extensive experience in the global science community, his outstanding scientific contributions and his service to the academy.
A Small Step Toward Discovering Habitable Earths
For the first time, UA astronomers have used the same imaging technology found in digital cameras to take a picture of a planet far from our solar system with an Earth-based telescope. The accomplishment is a small step toward the technology astronomers will need in order to identify planets suitable for harboring life.