Scientists at the UA's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab are casting the third mirror in a series of seven that will be used to construct the Giant Magellan Telescope. Once completed, the telescope will be the largest in the world and have a resolution 10 times greater than the Hubble Space Telescope.
Among all public and private institutions in the U.S., Forbes has ranked the University of Arizona as one of the best. Listed at spot 211, the UA places in the top third in the nation.
Thanks to a new mirror technology developed in part at the UA, astronomers can now view objects in the sky at unprecedented sharpness in visible light. Photo credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona.
The UA has placed 78th overall and 45th in the U.S. in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, released by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Public health researchers at the University of Arizona, along with researchers at two other higher education institutions in the state, have earned a $6 million grant to investigate health issues in American Indian communities.
UA researchers are collaborating on a three-year, $750,000 NASA grant to advance our understanding of astronaut health during space exploration missions. The goal is to better comprehend infectious disease risks to NASA crews, often considered more susceptible to infections during spaceflight. (Photo credit: NASA)
UA researchers have discovered that two different versions of the same signaling protein tell a nerve cell which end is which -- an important step in developing therapies for spinal injuries and neurodegenerative diseases. (Photo credit: Sara Parker)
The Center for Rural Health, part of the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will host the 40th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, Aug 20-21. Dr. Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, will attend and deliver the keynote address at the event in Prescott, Ariz.
UA President Hart Joins Other University Leaders to Call on Congress, President Obama to Close Innovation Deficit
UA President Ann Weaver Hart has joined other university leaders across the nation to urge Congress and President Obama to restore investments in research and education to help ensure America’s continued role as an innovation leader, as well as to power the economy and create jobs.
Assembled with UA technology and know-how, the Near Infrared Camera that will be at the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope has been shipped to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and shortly will be integrated into the telescope structure. (Image credit: Northrop Grumman)
UA cancer researcher Sally Dickinson is exploring the potential benefits of applying a broccoli-based ointment to the skin. Her research focuses on how sulforaphane – a naturally occurring compound in broccoli with established chemopreventive properties – could possibly be used to help patients reduce their risk for skin cancer. (Photo credit: csrichards.com)
Never settle: University of Arizona leaders and programs are being recognized around the world for achievements in discovery, health care and business leadership.
For her groundbreaking work on developing treatments for snakebites and scorpion stings, UA physician-scientist Leslie Boyer has been named a Hero of Rare Diseases by the FDA. Boyer is the founding director of the VIPER (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response) Institute at the UA College of Medicine.
Even after the flames are out, vapors arising from a smoldering environment – the overhaul stage of a fire – present great dangers to firefighters. Professor Eric Lutz and graduate student Leaton Jones at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health are working to better understand how these chemicals evolve to improve firefighting equipment and practice.
The Colorado River provides water for more than 30 million people across the Southwest. What will happen to this essential resource as our climate changes? A new paper co-authored by Jonathan T. Overpeck, co-director of the UA Institute of the Environment, brings increasing clarity to this crucial question. Photo credit: Reuters/Charles Platiau.
Dolores Hill, senior research specialist for the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, developed the Target Asteroids! program to engage the public in the UA-led OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. Now, the President of the United States has honored her as one of 12 White House Champions of Change for citizen science. Photo credit: Andrea Kelly/Arizona Public Media.
Shedding light on a long-standing mystery surrounding the cloudy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, scientists at the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Lab have discovered that the massive jet streams and weather phenomena associated with them appear to be ripples on the surface rather than extending deep into the planets' interior.
Forget what you might think a laboratory looks like. In the San Xavier Mining Laboratory, students and researchers trade lab coats for hard hats, and drill deep into the science and business of mining. Here, 150 feet within the Earth, tomorrow’s top mining engineers are being forged right out of the stone.
Here in Tucson, we hear the sounds of Spanish and English mixing richly throughout the community. But spend time among bilingual speakers, and you often hear both spoken at the same time, even within the same sentence. This process called "code-switching." How does it work? Psychology doctoral student Kalim Gonzalez led a study to find out.
For 13 years, the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office has worked to identify more than 1300 migrants who died crossing the Arizona desert. Nearly 800 others remain unidentified. Cultural anthropologist Robin Reineke studies scant possessions and other clues found with the dead that can sometimes bring closure to their relatives. The UA doctoral candidate is a pioneer in this field.