The University of Arizona

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.

New University Approach to Intellectual Property Optimizes IP Disposition

UANews | November 21, 2013
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.

Creating the ‘Super Land-Grant’ University

UANews | November 21, 2013
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 German Studies Department Receives High Distinction

UANews | November 20, 2013
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 Selects Eddie Navarrete as Associate Vice President, Marketing Communications and Brand Management

UANews | November 20, 2013
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. 

'Heaven and Hell' in the Serpent's Tail

UANews | November 20, 2013
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.