Science

New Metaphysical Shop Celebrates the First Day of Summer

Before science could explain the natural phenomenon, the summer solstice was commemorated all across the globe. Even now, many Tucsonans and cultures around the world mark the day in honor of the sun and the life it has made possible. The summer solstice, which occurs roughly around June 21, is the longest day of the year—more than six hours longer than the winter solstice in December. Read more

High school students learn importance of environmental health

The Environmental Scholars Summer Bootcamp gives high school students an opportunity to voice their concerns on environmental topics and have a hands-on approach. They can write a grant proposal that lets them carry out their projects through funding from the University of Arizona. The eight-day bootcamp is offered through the UA’s Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center and is open to all high school students seeking to become familiar with the topic of environmental health.  According to the College of Pharmacy’s website, the summer camp is modeled after successful science camps which lets students learn and create real-world connections between toxicology and the environment. Read more

New Metaphysical Shop Celebrates the First Day of Summer

Before science could explain the natural phenomenon, the summer solstice was commemorated all across the globe. Even now, many Tucsonans and cultures around the world mark the day in honor of the sun and the life it has made possible. The summer solstice, which occurs roughly around June 21, is the longest day of the year—more than six hours longer than the winter solstice in December. Read more

UA regents professor Carol Barnes elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences

Carol Barnes, a University of Arizona Regents' Professor of Psychology, Neurology and Neuroscience, one of the world's leading experts on brain aging, has been elected a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. She was one of only 84 new members elected and the only new member from Arizona to be recognized by this private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. Read more

A new Wildcat's guide to campus events

The University of Arizona prides itself on being a leader in the arts and student engagement, and as a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, is home to many awards and programs that are globally recognized for their diversity and inclusion.  UA is home to many events and programs that call for student engagement and participation. From theater and dance shows to club events and campus activities, UA faculty, staff and students encourage new Wildcats to get involved and partake in these initiatives. Read more

'Pick your Poison'

Throughout America’s history, drug use and classification continue to shift as science reveals more about how they are made and how they affect the human brain and body. The Arizona Health Sciences Library is showcasing the “Pick your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions” traveling exhibit for community members to visualize the history, and transformation, of common drugs in the U.S. The UA’s medical library partners with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to showcase traveling exhibits on campus. Some are harder to book than others, but are all for the benefit of the community according to Curt Stewart administrative associate at the UA Health Sciences Library and coordinator of the exhibit. Read more

Local teachers find lessons to take away in 'Humans, Data and Machines'

While the final preparations were being made in Centennial Hall for the last lecture in University of Arizona College of Science’s "Humans, Data and Machines" series, a group of local teachers gathered in a nearby classroom to discuss what they learned from the series’ speakers and how to apply this in their own classrooms.   Read more