UArizona Impact in Action

Featured stories and events to connect you with UArizona's exciting research and discovery, meaningful innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and societal impact.

The Latest

June 11, 2024

  • University and partners form the nation’s first Tribal Food Safety Alliance
  • James Webb Space Telescope spots two most distant galaxies ever seen
  • Director of new Lovejoy Center named one of NASEM's New Voices
  • Study: cannabis terpenes may relieve chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain
  • Students' award-winning designs will help Hopi Tribe expand solar-powered facilities


May 28, 2024

  • Undergrads & RII grant support Biosphere 2’s Landscape Evolution Observatory
  • Professor uses CT network to 'open the doors of science and let everyone in'
  • University joins new center helping communities manage extreme heat
  • How University of Arizona research informed a new state law
  • Hundreds gather for largest Indigenous data sovereignty event in history

May 14, 2024

  • Advances in phononics could revolutionize size, quality of wireless technologies  
  • CyVerse to support new center focused on molecular and cellular biosciences
  • Student-Made Arizona to offer online marketplace for student entrepreneurs
  • NIH supports Wildcat mission to follow HPV on its path to nucleus
  • Undergraduate researcher unites varied talents and community impact

April 30, 2024

  • NSF and NobleReach Emerge select Cyverse, USA NPN for pilot program
  • University researchers use JWST to study faraway potential water world
  • Every day is Earth Day at Biosphere 2
  • AI bot developed on campus could revolutionize medical training
  • University expertise in mining and minerals shines in Washington, D.C.

April 16, 2024

  • NASA will take UArizona science when it returns to the moon
  • Safety first: civil engineer researches inequities in traffic safety
  • UArizona sociologist receives NSF CAREER award to study the “science of science”
  • SCORCH focuses on collaborative approach to climate change health threats, solutions
  • Four UACI startups selected for exclusive entrepreneurship program

April 2, 2024

  • Women of Impact program expands, nominations now open
  • OSIRIS-REx teams win prestigious aviation award
  • USDA names Yuma senior a Future Leader in Agriculture
  • University investment in quantum will stimulate economic prosperity across state
  • University of Arizona scientists pinpoint neurological origins of anorexia

March 19, 2024

  • Sample from asteroid Bennu lands at UArizona museum
  • JDRF funds clinical testing of bioartificial pancreas at College of Medicine - Tucson
  • New lab uses state-of-the-art imaging to understand roots, agricultural success
  • U.S. Fleet Forces Command Tours Applied Research Building
  • Holocaust survivor to share her story at free event co-hosted by Freedom Center

March 5, 2024

  • Steward Observatory's GUSTO mission breaks NASA record
  • FuseNano 2024 brings leaders and experts from across the country to UArizona
  • International society names director of the BIO5 Institute as its new president
  • Five UArizona innovators named to the National Academy of Inventors
  • Venture Valley Tournament draws enthusiastic crowd in Yuma

February 20, 2024

  • National recognition highlights UArizona's commitment to regional prosperity
  • UArizona among top universities worlwide granted U.S. utility patents
  • Collaboration to advance Indigenous geosciences in the Grand Canyon
  • UArizona museum receives major donation of micromounts and endowment

December 12, 2023

  • USDA grant to build next generation of agriculture workers at UArizona Yuma
  • Delegation represents UArizona at United Nations climate change conference 
  • College of Medicine professor improves method for studying Parkinson's disease.
  • Growing together: Conservator marks 26 years at Arizona State Museum
  • University of Arizona Tech Park welcomes cutting-edge sensor company 

November 28, 2023

  • African American Museum of Southern Arizona receives grant to fund swim lessons for Black children in Tucson
  • Tucson helps rebuild Ukraine
  • UArizona experts 'literally wrote the book' on Native nation building
  • UArizona named one of the nation's top 'green colleges'
  • Tracking an errant space rocket to a mysterious crater on the moon

November 9, 2023

  • Anonymous $4M gift establishes UArizona postdoctoral research prize to address climate and resilience challenges
  • UArizona student-led sustainability initiative is driving innovation with aquaponics
  • $35.5M awarded to UArizona College of Engineering for tech center expansion
  • UArizona research and facilities take center stage during USDA meetings, campus visit
  • Fuel Wonder campaign to raise $1B for grand total of $3B

October 26, 2023

  • Student researcher ensures historical documents are safe for future generations
  • UArizona astronomers investigate asteroid believed to be part of the moon
  • UArizona startup to begin clinical trial studying natural approach to hot flashes
  • Local high school students honored at annual UArizona Women of Impact celebration
  • UArizona English professor awarded MacArthur Fellowship

October 12, 2023

  • Furnace lit as UArizona casts final mirror for Giant Magellan Telescope
  • Streamlined surgery: UArizona startup aims to ease removal of hardware
  • UArizona study to determine if COVID-19 link to IBS is more than a gut feeling
  • UArizona researchers turn to tree rings for details of historic earthquake in Pacific Northwest
  • ABOR grant unites universities in support of reusing copper tailings across Arizona

September 28, 2023

  • Space is Wildcat Country: UArizona takes center stage for asteroid sample return mission
  • UArizona ranks 22nd in nation for U.S. universities granted utility patents
  • Native FORGE welcomes entrepreneurs from Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe
  • Student-produced recruitment video answers, "What even is optics?"
  • UArizona researcher partners with NOAA to promote best practices for mitigating extreme heat

September 14, 2023

  • UArizona scientists investigate new frontiers of sound with $30M center
  • New project will expand AZ HSI Consortium and support Hispanic students in STEM
  • Regulating AI risk: Why we need to revamp the ‘AI Bill of Rights’
  • Study finds the brain can help solve its own memory issues
  • Take a stroll through the solar system – on the UArizona campus

August 31, 2023

  • UArizona experts suggest solutions to boost food, water and economic security in changing climate
  • UArizona researchers and community partners map history of housing injustices in Tucson
  • Study finds the brain can help solve its own memory issues
  • Tucson startups find support they need at UA Tech Parks
  • Grant empowers educational equity and diversity in STEM on campus

August 16, 2023

  • UArizona reports second-most inventive year on record
  • Prestigious awards pave the way for twins in College of Engineering
  • Virtual city prepares students for future of cybersecurity
  • A common mold could help a bee species thrive
  • Researchers look to improve worksite sleep health for Arizona firefighters

August 2, 2023

  • How cities are battling extreme heat, and why record-breaking temps don’t tell the whole story
  • New UArizona study links brain waves directly to memory
  • Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center receives $7.8M NIH grant
  • Solving water challenges is complex–learn how law, health, climate and Indigenous rights all intersect in developing solutions
  • Separating lightning fact from fiction

July 19, 2023

  • OSIRIS-REx team members practice recovering asteroid sample capsule bound for Earth
  • UArizona and partners form consortium to address Southwest water concerns
  • Creative people enjoy idle time more than others
  • Tasting tomorrow: adapting heritage cuisine for a changing climate
  • New, thin-lensed telescope design could far surpass James Webb

July 5, 2023

  • Space Act Agreement with NASA will advance UArizona engagement in human spaceflight
    Improving skin cancer care through data
  • Professor completes first underwater camping trip at Biosphere 2
  • UArizona astronomers identify the earliest strands of the cosmic web
  • UArizona recognized for return on investment and research network

June 21, 2023

  • UArizona to pilot new Department of Defense training program
  • Ukrainian startups learn U.S. ropes at UArizona Center for Innovation | Arizona Daily Star
  • State-of-the-art MRI machine to advance research on brain's inner workings
  • Asteroid sample holds clues about how Earth got its water

June 7, 2023

  • Is it time to categorize space assets as critical infrastructure?
  • UArizona researchers tackling the growing concern about Valley fever
  • Study provides deeper insight into long COVID
  • Ponderosa forests struggle in the face of Southwest megadrought

May 24, 2023 

  • Astronomers want your help hunting for asteroids
  • Scientists use AI to identify likely drug targets in search for Alzheimer's cure
  • UArizona faculty members receive Peabody Award for 'Missing in Brooks County'
  • Sky is the limit for research at new sleep center facility
  • UArizona entomologist elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 9, 2023

  •  UArizona researchers lead a five-year project to turn desert shrub into rubber
  • Becoming a multiplanetary species: Crew completes first mission in pressurized habitat at Biosphere 2
  • Dozens of outstanding UArizona STEM graduate students awarded prestigious fellowships
  • Nearby planetary system seen in breathtaking detail
  • UArizona students shine at annual international agrivoltaics conference