The University of Arizona

A Small Step Toward Discovering Habitable Earths

UANews | March 4, 2014
For the first time, UA astronomers have used the same imaging technology found in a digital camera to take a picture of a planet far from our solar system with an Earth-based telescope. The accomplishment is a small step toward the technology astronomers will need in order to characterize planets suitable for harboring life.

A First for Arizona: UA Regents' Professor Elected as Foreign Secretary of National Academy of Sciences

UANews | March 3, 2014
As foreign secretary, Regents' Professor John Hildebrand will help build and maintain partnerships with science academies across the world. Hildebrand was selected for the position based on his extensive experience in the global science community, his outstanding scientific contributions and his service to the academy.

Sir Roger Penrose, Deepak Chopra Headed to UA for Consciousness Conference's 20th Anniversary

UANews | February 27, 2014
The UA's Center for Consciousness Studies is preparing for the 20th anniversary of the world's largest, longest-running interdisciplinary conference on the study of human consciousness, bringing hundreds of the world's leading scientists in fields related to consciousness studies to Tucson in April.

Maketopolis: UA Engineering Student Clubs Come 'Out of the Workshop and Into the World'

UANews | February 26, 2014
Engineering students will join do-it-yourselfers, roboticists, inventors, hobbyists, artists, bike modders, time lords, metalworkers, potters, hackers, steampunks, weavers, builders, woodcrafters, sculptors, tinkerers, programmers, car customizers, and more at the inaugural Tucson maker fair.

Undergraduate Researchers to Share Discoveries at Expo

UANews | February 24, 2014
The Honors Research Expo will showcase the discoveries of undergraduate researchers from across campus. This year, students will share their work in areas such as the effects of hypertension on memory, adaptability in indigenous communities, fault blocks at Kartchner Caverns and modern applications of acupuncture.

UA Professor Starts Company to Focus on Supporting Common Core Mathematics Standards

UANews | February 24, 2014
Professor Bill McCallum has started Illustrative Mathematics, a nonprofit company dedicated to helping develop, teach and implement the Common Core Standards for mathematics. The new nonprofit will offer free online resources to K-12 mathematics educators and involve teachers across the country in creating targeted, innovative ways of teaching mathematics concepts and skills.