The University of Arizona

UA Tech Park Has Significant Impact on Region

UANews | January 27, 2012
In 2009, the UA Tech Park and its resident companies had an economic impact of $2.67 billion in Pima County. This included $1.81 billion in direct economic impacts such as wages paid and supplies and services purchased and $861 million in indirect and induced dollar impacts, finds a new study.

Blip in Night Sky Tells Story of Cosmic Catastrophe

UANews | January 27, 2012
NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, taken by Adam Block of the UA’s Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, shows the aftermath of a stellar explosion that happened 25 million years ago in an odd-shaped galaxy that may have merged with a second galaxy.

Series Promotes Conversations Between Artists, Scientists

UANews | January 26, 2012
The UA School of Art's visiting artist and lecture series is designed to increase public understanding of the important role contemporary art holds in addressing critically important issues of the day.

$1.25M Project Could Make Mining, Construction Safer

UANews | January 24, 2012
A UA engineering research program into new methods of determining rock strength could reduce hazardous working conditions that cause thousands of deaths every year in mining and construction. The program also will address the dwindling number of professionals who work in this area.

Helios Education Foundation Supports 'Algebra Ready' Project

UANews | January 23, 2012
To improve the math skills of students across Arizona, UA researchers are designing online workshops for teachers of fourth, fifth and sixth graders aimed at improving the teachers' understanding and knowledge about pre-algebra instruction.

Renowned Science Writer to Open Climate Lecture Series

UANews | January 23, 2012
Andrew Revkin, an award-winning science reporter and author, will speak at the UA on Jan. 26. The event begins the Clearing the Air: Arizona's Voice for Environmental Science lecture series, which includes talks by four renowned experts on communicating climate and environmental science.