The University of Arizona

Commencement Through the Ages

Did you know that the robes and caps worn by faculty and graduating students during the University of Arizona's Commencement ceremony are in line with the style of Oxford University in England?

The bachelor's gown, of poplin or a similar cloth, has long, pointed sleeves; the master's gown, also of poplin, has long, closed sleeves with square ends and a slit at the elbow for the arm to come through; the doctor's gown has full, round, open sleeves, is faced with velvet, and has three velvet stripes on the sleeves.

The Blurred Line Between Borrowing and Copying in Pop Music

ARS Tribute to Honor Late UA Alumnus

Jeffry Jahn (Photo: Chris Richards)

For decades, University of Arizona alumnus Jeffry Jahn's energy and passion for choral arts inspired his singers and audiences alike.

Technology Changes Everything and Nothing

In less than two decades, the Internet and digital content have transformed our lives and how we access information. We crave bandwidth and computer speed and even exponential progress is insufficient to keep up with demand.

Why Black Life Matters: A Reflection

February offers an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of members of black communities worldwide.

Nobel Lesson: Investment Fosters Global Achievement

I learned how to be a neuroscientist from many people, including my post-doctorate mentor John O'Keefe, a professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the Department of Anatomy at University College London.

Curious About the Mediterranean Diet? Here's the Lowdown

The Mediterranean diet is not merely about eating well, but about healthy living.

Want Results? Make Compassion Your New Year's Resolution

It's the season for the sometimes-dreaded conversation starter we hear every year: What's your new year's resolution?

Even if you've rolled your eyes already, read along.

Seeing more of the world tends to be a popular resolution for the new year. (Cinemagraph coutesy of Giphy.com)

All the Way to Africa

A distant capital may host the world's next think tank. It's kind of a surprise because it's in Ethiopia.

Europe's Comet Chaser Provides Test Data for UA's OSIRIS-REx Mission

In a guest column, Dante Lauretta, who is leading the UA's OSIRIS-REx NASA mission, writes about the achievement of the European Space Agency's Rosetta, which became the first mission to successfully land a spacecraft on the surface of a comet. The Philae lander detached from Rosetta on Nov. 12, landing on the comet seven hours later. The landing has made planetary exploration history, Lauretta says.

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