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On Student Success, This Astronomer Walks the Walk

Gurtina Besla, a UArizona assistant professor of astronomy, wants today’s students to have what she didn’t: community, paid internships, and clear paths to fulfilling careers—for which they’re actually prepared.

Feb. 17, 2020

Tucson Communities of Color Preserve a Piece of Black History with Support from UArizona

UArizona lends support with a $100,000 grant and faculty collaborators as Tucson’s Dunbar Pavilion—a former segregated school—evolves into a revitalized community center where Black history is remembered, and all are welcome.

Jan. 29, 2020

In the Local Fight Against Opioid Addiction, You Matter

An unprecedented team effort between the University of Arizona, Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, and Pima County is addressing the local opioid epidemic by making fewer arrests and sending more people to treatment.

Jan. 22, 2020

On Thanksgiving, the Plant Kingdom Reigns Supreme

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, University of Arizona botanist Mike Barker provides a round-up of five of the most common plants featured in the average Thanksgiving meal.

Nov. 26, 2019

UArizona Head of Research Recognized by AAAS in New Class of Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society, will honor Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell and other inductees at a ceremony in February.

Nov. 20, 2019
Betsy Cantwell

UArizona Researcher Studies the Power of Recall in Classrooms

A UArizona researcher is studying how students’ recollections might help them pick up and connect with material they learn in the classroom.

Nov. 19, 2019

Q&A: Rattlesnake Expert Matt Goode on the Seasonal Snooze

A UArizona wildlife ecologist shares what researchers know about when, where and why snakes are scarce in the winter, and how climate can change their behavior.

Nov. 18, 2019
A black-tailed rattlesnake coiled up outside of its den

From Clam Shells, Echoes of Past Climate

Just as scientists study trees to gain insights into the planet’s past and future climate, University of Arizona scientist Bryan Black has turned to the sea to gather new climate data—from an unassuming, if strange-looking, clam called a geoduck.

Oct. 29, 2019
A graphic illustration of a geoduck

Sangita Pawar Named Vice President for Research Operations

Sangita Pawar has been named Vice President for Research Operations in the Office of Research, Innovation & Impact, or RII.

Oct. 18, 2019

On Navajo Nation, Taking Clean Water Off the Grid

A group of faculty, staff and students sets out to build an off-the-grid system to power water filtration for communities across the Navajo Nation, where running water is not universal. But first, they set out to understand life on the reservation.

Sept. 26, 2019
House on Navajo Nation

Q&A: Stephanie Stewart Crunches Data from an Asteroid in Orbit

Get to know Stephanie Stewart, an undergraduate student whose contributions to NASA’s first-ever asteroid sample return mission will help ensure a flawless 5-second operation to capture dust from the surface of the asteroid Bennu.

June 20, 2019
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