The UA will receive an all-electric car for its car-sharing fleet on Earth Day – Friday, April 22. Through its partnership with Connect by Hertz, UA employees and students will be able to choose a zero-emissions Nissan Leaf in addition to several fuel-efficient vehicles already available.
UA students Derek Huang and Ersilia Anghel have been named recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education awards. The scholarship is one of the nation’s most important awards for top undergraduates in the mathematics, science and engineering disciplines.
Susie Tipton was using the Internet to look up information about her late husband's military unit when she came upon a site about a UA scholarship created in his memory. Tipton said the scholarship is an honorable memorial.
The UA's Math Center has won a major award for exemplary achievement. The center has had a marked impact on student interest in math, as the number of mathematics majors at the UA has more than doubled since 2004.
The UA's Desert Legumes Program has stored part of its collection in the vast underground Svalbard Global Seed Vault near the North Pole. DELEP is one of only three U.S. agencies given access to the Norwegian vault.