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.
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 can then take a hands-on approach applying what they learn.
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.
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.
UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty
Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative have helped unravel the genetic code of the canola plant. The findings will help breeders select for desirable traits such as more nutritious oil content, faster seed production and adapting the plants to grow in more arid regions.