Wildcats Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon, along with head basketball coach Sean Miller, have earned Pac-12 postseason honors.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Industry executives from Nike, Target and PetSmart will visit campus later this month for a conference aimed at helping students leverage their unique millennial talents to advance their careers. The conference, which is coordinated by the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the UA, also will address the value of diversity in the workplace.
Harrison Barrett, a UA Regents' Professor who has made groundbreaking advances in medical imaging, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Barrett directs the UA Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging, which develops new imaging tools for basic research in areas like cardiovascular disease, cognitive neuroscience, breast cancer and tumor detection.
The freshman-to-sophomore retention rate for ethnic minorities enrolled full time at the UA has surpassed 80 percent for the first time. Student diversity also is up. During the fall semester, more than 36 percent of students were minorities, up from 34.9 percent during the fall of 2012 and 24.4 percent a decade ago.
A new study suggests that skeletal muscle disease – a disease in which muscle fibers do not function properly, resulting in muscle weakness – can be caused by genetic mutations in titin, a protein that is vital for proper muscular function. The study, conducted by a UA doctoral candidate, could help researchers reverse the disease by developing medications to counter the damaging activity of the gene.
The Chinese New Year Festival, presented by the Confucius Institute at the UA, will showcase Chinese music, dance, martial arts and more. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the event, which is the largest of its kind in the state.
For his significant contributions to the field of mathematics, UA associate professor David Savitt has been given the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists. It is the highest honor the U.S. government gives to promising science and engineering professionals who are in the early stages of their independent research careers.
From ferocious floods to hazardous haboobs, the UA is officially prepared to handle weather-related emergencies, according to the National Weather Service. The organization has named the UA Arizona's first StormReady university. StormReady is a community preparedness program that teaches people communication and safety skills that can help save lives during natural disasters.
Showing off their accounting savvy, students from the Eller College of Management took first place in this year's PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting case competition. The UA undergraduates competed against more than 2,200 students from 43 colleges and universities and came out on top with a $10,000 prize.
With its win against USC, the No. 1 men's basketball team outdid the 1931-32 squad, which had held the record for the best start in the team's history.
Dante Lauretta, a professor in the UA's Department of Planetary Sciences, is leading the biggest NASA mission the UA has ever undertaken. Scheduled to launch in September 2016, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will rendezvous with asteroid Bennu, scoop up a sample and bring it back to Earth.
The UA is one of only 16 universities in the U.S. chosen by the Institute of International Education to participate in the International Academic Partnership Program. The program works to build the capacity of institutions and provide a global environment of partnership and exchange for students and faculty.
With the UA men's basketball team hanging on to its No. 1 ranking for five consecutive weeks, we're reminded of the numerous other ways in which the UA is the first and best. That includes the world's first robotic implantation of a ventricular assist device, the founding of dendrochronology and the UA's selection to lead the first mission to snatch a sample from an asteroid.
Dr. Andrew Comrie has been serving the University of Arizona as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost since August of 2012.
With help from the UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Campbell family received an early Christmas present during a recent UA basketball game. The moment was captured on video as it unfolded on the court.