The University of Arizona

20 Tons of Glass, Fresh from the Oven

UANews | December 6, 2013
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.

UA Alum and Three-Time Tony Award Winner to Speak at Commencement

UANews | December 5, 2013
UA alumnus and three-time Tony Award-winning scenic and costume designer Scott Pask has been named the University's commencement speaker. Pask will give his remarks at the fall commencement, happening Dec. 21 ceremony at the UA's McKale Memorial Center.

USS Arizona Memorial Events to be Held at UA, President Hart and Rep Barber to Speak

UANews | November 27, 2013
In honor of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, UA President Ann Weaver Hart and U.S. Rep. Ron Barber will speak during the USS Arizona Ceremony, being held on the UA campus. In advance of the event, Lauren Bruner, one of the few remaining survivors of the USS Arizona bombing, will tour parts of the UA and speak with students, veterans and members of the public.

UA Named a Top University for Student Veterans

UANews | November 26, 2013
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the UA as one of the nation's top universities for veterans. Ranked No. 23, the UA offers a range of programs and services geared toward student veterans, including a new student center at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Teri Lucie Thompson Elected to APLU Strategic Communications Council

UANews | November 24, 2013
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.

Three UA Faculty Members Inducted as Regents' Professors, Two as Distinguished Professors

UANews | November 21, 2013
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.

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