20 Tons of Glass, Fresh from the Oven
The Giant Magellan Telescope’s third primary mirror was unveiled at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab on Friday. The UA is producing a total of seven mirrors. They'll be combined into a light-gathering surface 80 feet in diameter - creating the largest telescope ever built.
Three UA Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows
UA faculty members Malcolm Hughes, Katrina Marie Miranda and Diana E. Wheeler have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor is only bestowed upon those individuals who maintain a proven record of advancing knowledge and applications determined to be scientifically or socially distinguished.
Three UA Faculty Members Inducted as Regents' Professors, Two as...
Three UA faculty members have been conferred with the highly prestigious rank of Regents' Professor: Hsinchun Chen, Xiaohui Fan and Neal R. Armstrong in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Eric A. Betterton and Charles W. Scruggs were inducted as Distinguished Professors.
Creating the ‘Super Land-Grant’ University
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 McGuire Center Named Innovator of the Year
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.
ESPN football analyst and former NFL coach Herm Edwards gives advice to Pac-10 quarterbacks, including the UA's Nick Foles, and answers their questions about strategy, working with freshman players and adjusting to playing in the NFL.
The UA's Keitaro Harada is a saxophone player who is now purusing the field of conducting. He regularly conducts the Tucson Symphony and Arizona Opera, and he is spending his summer at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he will conduct young professionals in the opera program.
Med-Start is an annual summer program by the UA's Phoenix medical campus that helps high school students explore careers in health care. The program is in its 31st year, but this is the sixth year it has been offered at the Phoenix campus.