UA Flandrau Science Center Goes 'FullDome'
A state-of-the-art digital projection system has been installed at the UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium that will captivate visitors as they tour the Earth, the universe, the human body and virtually any other part of the natural world like never before. Providing access to a network of satellite imagery, Flandrau personnel can quickly integrate scientific data into their shows to engage viewers with fascinating events occurring anywhere on the globe.
Harvesting Moonsoon Rains
Water is arguably the most valuable resource in the Southwest. At the UA, water harvesting is integrated across campus and taught to students, who then take a hands-on approach and apply what they've learned.
UA Astronomers Witness Asteroid Smashup
Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, UA astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star 1,200 light-years from Earth. The dust most likely resulted from collisions between large asteroids, which can eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.
Brown Family Leaves Lasting Legacy on UA, Community
Strategically investing in the community is how Sarah Smallhouse is working to ensure a brighter future. Smallhouse's father was Thomas R. Brown, and she is president of the Thomas R. Brown Foundations. The philanthropic organization has gifted more than $26.6 million to the UA over the years, including a recent $2.5 million donation to launch the UA's Catapult Corporation.
Old Main Reopens Its Doors
The restoration of Old Main was undertaken not only to make critical repairs, but also to return the building to its original function as the heart of campus. Improvements include new public meeting areas and a permanent art exhibition space.
With 167 patents filed and 11 startups launched in just a year, technology commercialization at the University of Arizona is kicking into high gear, with the UA's Never Settle strategic plan providing the road map.
In 1966, Dr. Jack Layton got an unexpected phone call asking him to help start the UA College of Medicine. He ended up saying yes and became the first department head in the college. The inaugural class later honored him as "The Father of the Class of '71."
Over the past two decades, Rees has led the Pride of Arizona, known as the "World's First Alternative Music Marching Band." He leaves behind a legacy of passion, innovation and a commitment to pushing students to new heights.
UA South students Beatriz Greeno and Juan Andres Espinoza are among 28 students nationwide who were selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Congressional Internship Program. Both came to the UA as community college transfer students.
American Indian Studies has become a department within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, a move that will foster more interdisciplinary partnerships and help with the creation of an undergraduate degree.