The University of Arizona

Astronaut to Give Public Talk, Deliver Award to UA Student

UANews | September 26, 2011
Space Shuttle astronaut Fred Gregory will present UA student Cameron Upchurch with a $10,000 scholarship during a public presentation on Sept. 28. Gregory also will share his experiences flying on three shuttle missions and spending more than 18 days in space. The lecture is free and open to the public.

New Views of an Ancient Asteroid

UANews | September 23, 2011
In preparation for OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S.-led sample return mission to an asteroid, astronomers want to get as many observations of 1999 RQ36 as possible before the asteroid heads away from Earth and beyond view for ground-based and space telescopes for the next six years.

UA Awarded $1.5M to Study Human-Fire-Climate Interactions

UANews | September 23, 2011
A UA-led interdisciplinary team of researchers will examine how humans in the Southwest have responded to changes in the surrounding forests over multiple centuries with the help of a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Record Number of UA Students, Grads Offered Fulbrights

UANews | September 23, 2011
The UA has set a new record this year with 16 students and recent graduates being offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. This year's class has the largest number of UA recipients to date.

What's so Unique About the Tropics?

UANews | September 22, 2011
Despite decades of research, scientists still have a hard time getting a grip on explaining why the tropics tend to be richer in species than higher latitudes. A new study published in the journal Science gives ecologists a new tool to separate sampling bias from true differences in biodiversity.

Regents' Professor Michael J. Drake, 1946-2011

UANews | September 21, 2011
Under Michael J. Drake's leadership, the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory grew from a small group of geologists and astronomers into an international powerhouse of research into the solar system.