In the Media
Google, Inc. has granted UA associate chemistry professor, Katrina Miranda, $50,000 to develop a free online course to teach chemistry to potentially hundreds of thousands of students.
Betsy Arnold, UA associate professor of Plant Sciences, is being recognized for developing a course that turns high school students into citizen scientists.
Over the next three years, the UA Southwest Institute for Research on Women and its partners will involve 60 American Indian and Hispanic students in a program incorporating mentoring and informal scientific exploration.
Roy Parker, a Regents' Professor in the department of molecular and cellular biology, and Marcia J. Rieke, a Regents' Professor in the department of astronomy, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Samy Missoum, UA associate professor in aerospace and mechanical engineering, and director of the Computational Optimal Design of Engineering Systems lab, and Zhao Chen, UA professor and director of the epidemiology and biostatistics division of the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health have teamed up on a project to develop a way to predict who is at risk of a hip fracture in the hope that such injury can be avoided.
UA professor Carole R. Beal and her collaborators have earned a $1.2 million federal grant to make AnimalWatch, the web-based tutoring program for algebra readiness, accessible for visually impaired students.
This year's Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Outreach Faculty awards recognize Sally Stevens, Judith Bronstein, Paul Blowers, and Todd Fletcher for their exceptional achievements and passion for fostering collaboration and enabling individuals to overcome obstacles.
A new speaker series sends a University faculty researcher each month to the nation's capital to convey how his or her work is vital to future development.
UA faculty members have joined a nationwide movement to train and retain 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math teachers over the next 10 years.
Xiaowen Lei, UA post-doctoral particle physics researcher; Erich Varnes, UA associate professor of physics; and their team of particle physicists have just announced new hints about the whereabouts of the mysterious Higgs boson.
Erica L. Corral, UA assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been given a national Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers in recognition of her teaching, mentoring, and outreach efforts.
Kelly Reynolds, an associate professor in the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been awarded a $65,459 grant to develop standardized questions that researchers can use when performing a health impact study on pools and spas.
Turmeric might have uses in more than curries. UA researchers Janet Funk and Leslie Ritter said the spice, used in India for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory agent, could help prevent the third leading cause of death in the United States - stroke.
A new University of Arizona center is being planned to more closely connect STEM initiatives across and beyond campus. UA faculty members Bruce Johnson and William McCallum each have been named interim co-directors of the UA STEM Learning Center. The two are working with members of a steering committee to develop the center's infrastructure with plans for a formal opening later this year.
A team of UA researchers, including Mary Poulton, head of the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, and Patricia Anders, professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies, has won a $122,000 federal grant to develop safety-training programs for miners. The money is from the Mine Safety and Health Administration's Brookwood-Sago grants program, named for those who died in major mine explosions at those sites in Alabama and West Virginia, respectively.
Paloma Beamer, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, Anne Wright, professor of pediatrics, and their collaborators are the first researchers in Tucson to link vehicle air pollution to respiratory problems in children. They found that "infants and very young children in Tucson exposed to high levels of vehicle diesel pollution are more likely than other kids to suffer from early childhood wheezing, a potential asthma indicator."
Engineering professor Linda Powers spent part of her summer biking around Tanzania testing wells for bacteria using a unique instrument designed at the UA.
Allison Vaillancourt, UA VP for human resources and co-PI for the UA ADVANCE grant, has been selected as the recipient of two College and University Professional Association for Human Resources national awards - the Kathryn G. Hansen Publication Award and the Donald E. Dickason Award.
Tucson Weekly: Regina Deil-Amen, associate professor at UA Center for the Study of Higher Education, is studying how social media can help college students succeed, and how colleges can use social media for specific purposes.
Deil-Amen and a colleague, assistant professor Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, recently received a $735,442 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to work with community colleges across the country as part of a three-year study on social media.
By observing interactions in ant colonies, University of Arizona researcher Anna Dornhaus and doctoral candidate Benjamin Blonder have uncovered new evidence that challenges the assumption that all interaction networks have the same properties that maximize their efficiency.
Creating businesses and taking advantage of opportunities is gender-neutral, said Sherry Hoskinson, director of the Maguire Center for Entrepreneurship at the UA's Eller College of Business. Yet women haven't achieved equity, even decades after the women's liberation movement, and Hoskinson discusses some reasons why.
UA News shines a video spotlight on Mary Poulton, head of the UA's mining and geological engineering department, who has worked to advance the department's Web-based and technological learning environment.
Carol Barnes, UA Regents' Professor of Psychology and Neurology, studies how the brain ages to help researchers better understand how to distinguish between normal aging and illness.
Several UA faculty members have received grants from the University's Institute for LGBT Studies to expand or develop curricula that incorporate teachings on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Supapan Seraphin, UA Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, received a Ben's Bells award for her work with students.
Anna Dornhaus, UA Associate Professor of EEB, recently had her NSF-funded research on ants and labor featured in U.S. News and World report.
Mary Poulton, UA Department Head of Mining and Geological Engineering, is to be among the newest class of distinguished professors inducted on Thursday, December 9.
Andrea Romero, UA associate professor of Family Studies and Human Development and Mexican American and Raza Studies, received Tucson's 40 Under 40 Woman of the Year award.
Researchers at UA received a grant for nearly $400,000 from the NSF to pioneer methods to find out how we learn language.
Science journal highlights studies about and resources for LGBT scientists.
Joyce A. Schroeder, an associate professor in the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona, has been awarded a U.S. patent for a first-in-class breast cancer treatment.
Erica Corral, an assistant professor in the UA department of materials science and engineering, has been named most promising doctoral engineer or scientist by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, or HENAAC.
Inside Tucson Business turns the spotlight on Jennifer Barton, assistant director of the Bio5 Institute, department head of the newly established Department of Biomedical Engineering, and chair of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Interdisciplinary Program.
Assistant professor Erica L. Corral has been awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation to research new materials for spacecraft coatings that can withstand the super hot environments encountered in space missions.
Professor Kim Ogden of the department of chemical and environmental engineering and her co-PIs at the University of Arizona have been awarded $2.7 million by the National Science Foundation for a project that gets engineering graduates and educators teaching side by side in high school classrooms.
Leslie Tolbert, UA vice president for research, graduate studies and economic development, testified before lawmakers on Tuesday, February 23,2010 with other top administrators from several research universities to argue for additional federal funds to rebuild science facilities.
Jeffrey Goldberg, who has served as interim dean for the UA College of Engineering since 2008, has been named the college's permanent dean. During the interim position, Goldberg helped the college boost student enrollment, create the School for Sustainable Engineered Systems and form a new department of biomedical engineering.
The six-part lecture series, "Mind and Brain," starts the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 23 and will explore how brains are built, how minds are made and how cognitive and neural science is changing the way we think about memory, money, morality, mortality and more.
Nine UA fellows join more than 500 other scientists from around the world who will be honored at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting in February in San Diego.
The new Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, directed by Dr. Mary Poulton, is charged with making the process of extracting copper more sustainable and energy efficient.
A study led by Dale Kunkel, UA professor of communication, finds that children are bombarded by ads for unhealthy foods. The study was commissioned by Children Now, a public policy organization that advocates for children.
Assistant professor of public health Paloma Beamer talks dirt with NPR, sharing her research on indoor and outdoor dust sources and their potential toxins.
Allison Vaillancourt, the University of Arizona's vice president for human resources, was honored this month by a national organization for her role in creating a harassment prevention video for use on college campuses nationwide.
Marie Chisholm-Burns has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of pharmacists' involvement in renal transplant patients' drug therapy.
Kathleen Lohse has received an ADVANCE Project grant to evaluate watershed management and restoration.
The $3.3-million grant supports work focused on eliminating gender inequity within the academy, and promotes equity across campus.
The UA's ADVANCE program, in its third year, seeks to eradicate gender inequity within the academy.