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

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

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