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In recognition of its research, outreach and engagement, the UA Department of German Studies has been named a national German Center of Excellence. The distinction, conferred by the American Association of Teachers of German, was given to only two institutions this year.
UA researchers are testing nanotechnology to improve how cardiovascular implant devices are attached in the body. The goal is to make the surface sticky so they adhere better to the body's tissues, reducing the chances of being dislodged by blood flow.
As a member of the APLU Council for Strategic Communications and Advancement Executive Committee, UA Senior Vice President for University Relations Teri Lucie Thompson will help advance the communications agenda and aggressively advocate for the achievements of public research, land-grant and urban universities to the nation.
Leading a UA research effort that has brought in almost $8 million in funding, UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department Head Jeff Jacobs conducts fundamental research in fluid instability and provides experimental data to help national laboratories validate their simulations of nuclear arms safety and efficacy.
Never Settle, the UA’s strategic academic and business plan, will position the University to become a “super land-grant” institution. In a presentation to the Arizona Board of Regents, UA President Ann Weaver Hart and other UA leaders laid out plans for enrollment growth, faculty development, increased research expenditures and improved technology commercialization. Such efforts, Hart said, will help improve the workforce, grow the state economy and aid in national competitiveness.
UA Selects Eddie Navarrete as Associate Vice President, Marketing Communications and Brand Management
The UA has named Eddie Navarrete as associate vice president responsible for marketing communications and brand management. Navarrete will lead the management of all institutional brand communications, marketing communications and market research, as well as consulting with college and unit marketers to ensure consistent institutional messaging.
The Wildcats will host the Oregon Ducks at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, the final game before the Territorial Cup. Also during the Saturday afternoon game, more than one dozen Arizona seniors will be honored.
Tech Launch Arizona has established The Arizona Choice, a new and innovative approach to help the UA and industry foster productive collaborations while reducing the complexity of the intellectual property disposition process. Through the new approach, UA faculty and researchers can work collaboratively with industry partners to determine disposition terms in research agreements, improving transparency and flexibility while maximizing benefits for all partners involved.
Three UA faculty members have been conferred with the highly prestigious rank of Regents' Professor: Hsinchun Chen in the UA Eller College of Management, Xiaohui Fan in the Department of Astronomy and Neal R. Armstrong in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. At any given time, only 3 percent of an Arizona university's tenured or tenure-track faculty can carry the title, which goes to those individuals who are making significant impact in their fields resulting in national or international distinction.
Famed UA astrophotographer Adam Block has again captured a striking image of the cosmos. The glowing red region in the constellation Serpens, which means snake, "gives this vista an eerie feeling" while its contrasting regions bring to mind to duality of heaven and hell, Block says.
UA alumna Mary Sally Matiella was born to a family of migrant farmworkers and didn't give much thought to college. She says her UA education is what gave her the background for a career that culminated with a presidential appointment to assistant secretary of the U.S. Army.
A medication management software and business model that UA College of Pharmacy faculty and researchers developed has now been licensed with help from the University's Tech Launch Arizona. The software system, which evaluates hundreds of millions of prescriptions and medical claims for risk aversion, has been licensed to SinfoníaRx, a new division of the Tucson-based health care company Sinfonía HealthCare Corporation.
Wildcat Ka'Deem Carey, referred to by many as the best running back in the nation, hopes to become Arizona's first Heisman Trophy winner. The Tucson native credits a strong group of supporters, including his family, friends, teammates and support staff, for contributing to his success and keeping him grounded and humble.
The UA has maintained its nationwide status of being a top producer of students earning Fulbright awards. For 2013-2014, 10 UA students earned scholarships under the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program, which enables them to teach and conduct research in other countries.
UA researchers have discovered a surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes in a limestone cave near Tucson, Arizona, eking out a living from not much more than drip water, rock and air. The discovery not only expands our understanding of how microbes manage to colonize every niche on the planet but also could lead to applications ranging from environmental cleanup solutions to drug development.
A National Sciences Foundation-funded exhibit, "Journey into the World of Microbes," is now open in the Discovery Center at Kartchner Caverns, offering the public a closer look at the microscopic organisms that live in the caves. The kiosk was created to educate the public about these cave microbes, including some that are being studied by UA researchers.
Chris Putton, Arizona's German-born senior offensive guard, says sports helped him to bridge his own cultural heritage with that of his new home. Football has since served Putton well in life, and this year marks the third season where the 22-year-old UA student-athlete has started in nine or more games for Arizona.
The UA's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship was named Innovator of the Year in academia during the Governor's Celebration of Innovation gala. All finalists for the award were from the UA, representing innovative programs in agriculture, the biological sciences and environmental science.
Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer, a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist, will become director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA College of Medicine's Department of Medicine, effective March 1. Sweitzer comes to the UA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
FireScape is a comprehensive effort to manage fires and ecosystems in Arizona's sky island region. The project brings together representatives from the UA, the U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and other southeastern Arizona land managers. Firescape researchers collect extensive data for each mountain range and build interactive maps to allow for a scientifically driven approach to managing fires.