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Lamenting the Loss of the Arecibo Observatory

Dr. Betsy Cantwell shares her thoughts on the demise of Arecibo Observatory’s iconic radio telescope.
Nov. 23, 2020

Mobile App Soothes Pandemic Stress

As we struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are mainly staying home and limiting their social activities, which could effectively ratchet up stress and anxiety over time. A team of researchers at the University of Arizona are hoping their new creation, a mobile app called See Me Serene, will help with the aid of guided imagery.

Aug. 5, 2020
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Another first for the tree-ring lab

With her recently announced promotion, Valerie Trouet will become the first female faculty member in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research to become a full professor.

June 23, 2020
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Could Copper Disable the Virus Behind COVID-19?

A team of UArizona scientists is studying whether or not certain copper-based chemical compounds could potentially stop the virus that causes COVID-19 dead in its tracks.

April 2, 2020
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Doctoral Students Turn to Video Conferencing to Defend Dissertations

As a precautionary measure, UArizona doctoral students are now defending their dissertations fully online. Rebecca Beadling, a PhD candidate in geosciences, is one such student.

March 27, 2020

As COVID-19 Disrupts Lives, Words Matter

From podiums and podcasts to Tweets and TikTok videos, everyone is talking about COVID-19, but not everyone is using the same words to mean the same things.

March 26, 2020
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Social Distancing as a Moral Dilemma: Notes from a Medical Ethicist

During the COVID-19 outbreak, staying home has become a question of morality. We asked UArizona medical ethicist Laura Howard what our behavior during the pandemic says about the complexity of human nature.

March 24, 2020

Social Distancing and Our Need to be Right: Notes from a Social Psychologist

Americans are having contentious conversations about whether or not to stay home. We asked UArizona social psychologist Daniel Sullivan what our decisions, disagreements, and judgments of each other during the pandemic reveal about human nature.

March 24, 2020

During Self-Quarantine, Dogs May Help Protect Mental Health

Isolation is known to have a negative impact on human health and wellness. Dogs, one UArizona expert says, may provide welcome emotional support during self-quarantine periods in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 19, 2020

As Pandemic Unfolds, Fear and Finance Collide

Scott Cederburg, associate professor of finance at the University of Arizona, explains the state of the economy—and what’s to come—as industries, investors, and consumers across the globe respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 18, 2020

UArizona Faculty: Coming Together to Go Online

With all courses being taught fully online for the remainder of the semester, some faculty members are preparing for a first-time venture. One assistant professor quickly came up with a plan to give his colleagues a virtual hand.

March 17, 2020

Q&A: Oscar Mendez's Parasite Research is the Cat's Meow

Get to know Oscar Mendez, a Ph.D. candidate who is studying how the parasite common in cat feces affects neurons in the brain.

Feb. 20, 2020