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With funding from the UA's Green Fund, Cooperative Extension hired a student intern to develop 10 educational videos about how to properly plan and maintain a garden. Translating UA research into practical application, the videos not only explain the basics of starting a garden but also provided the student who worked on the project with real-world career experience.
New technology offerings help students ease into the fall semester with new and improved classroom equipment, a career-planning tool, online textbooks and the latest gadgets available for checkout from the UA libraries.
The Arizona Diamondbacks has taken an interest in UA faculty member Ricardo Valerdi's Science of Baseball program, which works with youth to improve their academic performance through teachings about baseball. Under a partnership with the Major League Baseball team, Valerdi and his team of volunteers have taken the show on the road.
With decades of experience commanding troops between them, UA ROTC instructors Benjamin J. Walters, Brian Donahoo and Michael Kuhn have a wealth of leadership knowledge to share. Here, each of them talks about their years of service and worldwide travels, finding parallels between military leadership and their current capacities at the UA.
The UA's Dr. Leslie Boyer, recently named an FDA Hero of Rare Diseases, shares insights on what happens to the human body when bitten by a brown recluse spider. The aptly named spiders are small, brown, have long legs extending to about the size of a quarter and are extremely reclusive.
Venom of the brown recluse spider causes a reaction in the body that is different from what researchers previously thought, according to a new UA-led study. The discovery could lead to better understanding how these spider bites can cause harmful reactions in humans and how to develop new treatments.
Football season kicks off Friday, when the Wildcats take on the Lumberjacks at Arizona Stadium. Arizona will be looking for its 11th straight win against Northern Arizona University. The new season brings several significant changes for Arizona Football, including a renovated stadium with new turf.
This fall, the UA Outreach College is offering more than 150 new non-credit continuing education courses for adults in the general community. The courses, on topics ranging from mountain biking to investing, will be offered through the college's new division of continuing education.
To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, the UA will join the statewide community in ringing bells today (Aug. 28) at noon. Gov. Jan Brewer encouraged all Arizonans to proudly ring their bells in tribute to the memory of King.
To welcome students and the new academic year, UA and Tucson community members gathered for a "sunrise ceremony" led by local American Indian leaders. The University tradition began about five years ago with graduate students.
Divorce is associated with an increased risk of future depressive episodes but only for those who already have a history of depression, according to a new UA-led study published in Clinical Psychological Science. The findings suggest that separation and divorce may exacerbate underlying risk but don't, in and of themselves, increase rates of depression.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has released its Collegiate Game Changer report, which includes in-depth case studies of 10 universities recognized as leaders in sustainability. The UA is recognized for its leadership in sustainability related to varsity and campus recreation sports facilities, events and programs.
The intramural sports program at UA Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of activities for students, faculty and staff. The UA also now boasts a new on-campus recreational venue, the Cherry Street Field, which will be used for a variety of intramural and club sports and leisure activities.
Graduate studies have become increasingly competitive and demanding nationwide. In response, a number of UA units are expanding support for graduate and professional students to aid in their retention. They offer support in areas like funding, writing, work-life balance and more.
Nationally renowned surgeon Dr. Alexander Chiu and his team at the UA Medical Center are developing methods to better treat sinusitis, an inflammation of the nasal sinuses that affects millions. In a recent challenging case, Chiu removed polyps from a patient in a way that would result in no facial scars, less pain and easier recovery.
UA Police Chief Anthony Daykin, who began as a street cop 41 years ago, has announced that he will retire at the year's end. Daykin a central role in policing a community in the tens of thousands and was responsible for hiring and promoting most of the people in the UA police force.
In a Forbes ranking of public and private institutions in the U.S., the UA placed at No. 211. The ranking team considered, among other factors, four-year graduation rates, the amount of debt students took on to earn their degrees and the likelihood of strong job placement after college.
UA students, faculty and staff are hosting events across campus to welcome new and returning students to the University. The events are geared toward making sure undergraduate and graduate students feel a close bond to the University early in their academic careers.
One of the world's most reputable ranking systems has placed the UA as the 78th best higher education institution in the world. The UA also had strong placement in physics and the combined category of natural sciences and mathematics.
Thanks to new technology developed in part at the UA, astronomers can now view objects in the sky at unprecedented sharpness. Using a telescope mirror that vibrates a thousand times each second to counteract atmospheric flickering, the team has achieved image resolution capabilities that could see a baseball diamond on the moon.