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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.



Newsletter Archive

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  • Student researcher ensures historical documents are safe for future generations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

April 25, 2023

  • Icy moonquakes: Surface shaking could trigger landslides
  • UArizona researchers to help track deadly fungus in Arizona wastewater
  • CAPLA faculty collaborate with Salt River Project to understand Arizona's electrified transportation network needs
  • UArizona kicks off plan to go carbon-neutral by 2040
  • Arizona CoVHORT research study receives award to continue investigation of long COVID

April 11, 2023

  • UArizona opens Applied Research Building
  • Astronomers race to make sense of brightest gamma ray burst ever seen
  • Symposium leads to launch of UArizona Cancer Engineering Initiative
  • Protection for the ‘Internet of Things’ fueled by UArizona innovation

March 28, 2023

  • Optical switching at record speeds opens door for ultrafast, light-based electronics and computers
  • UArizona researchers launch the Great Arizona Tick Check
  • 6 months to go until historic asteroid sample delivery
  • UArizona expert among first to see Easter Island's recently discovered statue
  • 3D radar scan provides clues about threats to iconic Alaskan glacierWant to better understand quantum computing?

March 14, 2023

  •  Student-built satellite uses 'beach ball' for an antenna
  • Bridging academia and industry
  • Hansel and Gretel's breadcrumb trick inspires robotic exploration of caves on Mars and beyond
  • Before global warming, was Earth cooling down or heating up?
  • UArizona COVID-19 treatment takes next step toward public impact via license to pharmaceutical company
  • UArizona engineers lead $1.2M project to 3D-print parts for hypersonic vehicles

Feb 28, 2023

  • UArizona researchers awarded $1.2M to explore farming at existing solar power sites
  • Ukranian startups join UArizona Center for Innovation throught Department of State partnership
  • UArizona program will invite students to piece together ‘puzzle’ of Black identity in the Southwest
  • James Webb Telescope gives UArizona astronomers unprecedented glimpses into stellar nurseries
  • Innovative UArizona faculty elected to the National Academny of Inventors
  • Tomatoes, Wildfires and Rats: Three France-UArizona new international emerging action projects
  • Lake Mead: Where Does It Get Its Water and Is It Filling Up?

Feb 13, 2023

  • Economic impact of UArizona space sciences rivals that of Super Bowl 
  • UArizona project will provide broadband and technology access to underserved students and communities
  • UArizona named No. 1 producer of Fulbright Scholars
  • More lunar missions means more space junk around the moon - two scientists are building a catalog to track the trash
  • Five UArizona researchers named AAAS Fellos 

Jan 31, 2023

  • UArizona ranks among top 20 public universities, No. 1 in astronomy and astrophysics
  • NASA awarded nearly $3M to Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility
  • UArizona partners with regional universities in re-envisioned NSF I-Corps Hub program
  • Cancer Center gets $1.1M gift for holistic cancer care
  • JWST Heralds a New Dawn for Exoplanet Science

Jan 9, 2023

  • $1M gift bolsters fund for early-stage UArizona startups
  • Reconstructed lava flows reveal Mars' turbulent history 
  • Two UArizona faculty elected to the National Academy of Inventors
  • Flawed strategy might be predicting how species will fare under climate change
  • Expired federal funding hurts Tucson's vulnerable communities 

Jan 23, 2023

  • U.S. Department of Defense awards major equipment upgrades to UArizona labs
  • Focus on critical minerals could curb U.S. reliance on foreign imports
  • UArizona delegation returns from COP28 eager to share experience with campus
  • Arizona FORGE welcomes new cohort of startups enrolled in residency program 
  • Cheers! Cooperative Extension helps Arizona vineyards through various threats

 Feb 9, 2023

  • USDA grant focuses on beekeeping to support underrepresented urban farmers
  • Rare stibnite donated to Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum's permanent collection
  • UArizona partners with NAU to bolster state's semiconductor industry 
  • New images from James Webb Space Telescope continue to inspire
  • Arizona FORGE offers startup grants to innovative students