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Longtime Band Leader Jay Rees Returning to Alma Mater

UANews | July 28, 2014
Over the past two decades, Rees has led the Pride of Arizona, known as the "World's First Alternative Music Marching Band." He leaves behind a legacy of passion, innovation and a commitment to pushing students to new heights.

Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant

UANews | July 23, 2014
The UA and three other higher education institutions have united to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the STEM fields. The collaboration has just received a $2.4 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the program, which was founded at the UA.

Photo Essay: UA Training the Next Generation of STEM Specialists

This summer, 45 high school students from Tucson, Tuba City, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Nogales took part in an innovative University of Arizona program called KEYS – Keep Engaging Youth in Science. During the seven-week immersion program, the students served as interns alongside faculty members, postdoctoral students and graduate students in various UA laboratories.

Celebrating Apollo 11 – the UA’s Role in the First Manned Lunar Landing to Space Exploration Today

UANews | July 16, 2014
Since the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory was established in 1960, UA scientists have played a key role in nearly every NASA mission, from the Apollo expeditions to the upcoming OSIRIS-REx mission to an asteroid.

UA Engineering Camp Introduces Girl Scouts to STEM

The University of Arizona College of Engineering, in partnership with Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona, held the first-ever Imagine IT, a summer engineering camp for girls that is designed around search and rescue scenarios. The idea behind the camp was to get girls interested in the STEM disciplines – science, technology, math and engineering. Read more about the camp in this UANews story.

Apollo 11: Reaching for the Moon

This guest column is part of a two-part blog series on UA's involved in the Apollo 11 mission. Also read "Apollo 11: Remembering One of the Most Important Moments in Human History." The package is part of UANews coverage on the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory's historic involvement with NASA missions.

UA South Students Headed for Fall Internships in DC

UANews | July 9, 2014
UA South students Beatriz Greeno and Juan Andres Espinoza are among 28 students nationwide who were selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Congressional Internship Program. Both came to the UA as community college transfer students.

Tips for Preventing Wildfires

As people are gearing up for Fourth of July celebrations, and Arizona remembers the Yarnell Hill Fire a year later, it's important to be reminded of the high fire risk throughout much of the state.

Arizona Facing High Fire Danger a Year After Yarnell

Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Health Services

Documentary Explores How the UA Helped Land a Man on the Moon

UANews | June 25, 2014
"Desert Moon," a documentary made by a UA journalism graduate, tells the fascinating and surprising story of how tenacity and bold thinking led to the founding of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab and helped the U.S. win the race to the moon.

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