The University of Arizona

Keeping Our Nuclear Stockpile Safe and Ready

UANews | November 22, 2013
Leading a UA research effort that has brought in almost $8 million in funding, UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department Head Jeff Jacobs conducts fundamental research in fluid instability and provides experimental data to help national laboratories validate their simulations of nuclear arms safety and efficacy.

UA Maintains Status as a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

UANews | November 18, 2013
The UA has maintained its nationwide status of being a top producer of students earning Fulbright awards. For 2013-2014, 10 UA students earned scholarships under the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program, which enables them to teach and conduct research in other countries.

Building a Community of Support for American Indian Students

UANews | November 15, 2013
A number of UA offices, programs and groups are working to be more responsive to the needs of students who are members of tribal nations. Native American Student Affairs, for example, serves as an important, centralized hub of support. The University has gained statewide and national attention for its recruitment, support and graduation of American Indian students.

Students Experience Field-Based Learning in Africa

UANews | November 12, 2013
An innovative course offered by the UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and UA Study Abroad allows students to experience the unique landscape of Namibia, Africa, while learning how the arid region is strikingly similar to the students' own Sonoran Desert home. Participants in the Desert Ecology and Conservation Biology class spend around 45 days touring the country.

Addressing the Growing Demand for Sign Language Interpreters

UANews | November 12, 2013
The UA's Educational Interpreting program is working to meet the nation's high demand for sign language interpreters. The UA program connects students with professional interpreters and provides them with extensive experience working with deaf or hard of hearing children in K-12 classrooms.

UA Student-Athletes Fight for Cancer Awareness

UANews | November 12, 2013
Junior softball player Chelsea Suitos and senior swimmer Sam Rowan, members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, are working with the Arizona Movember Foundation to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. The community can get involved by growing a mustache for the cause, or by donating money.