Today, the University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission made history when it collected a sample from asteroid Bennu. The sample was collected from Nightingale’s crater. This process was not easy since the spacecraft needed to dodge rocky hazards.
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will make its first attempt to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20.
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The Office of Provost sent out an official email Wednesday announcing that spring break 2021 is cancelled.
This year’s Tucson Humanities Festival, hosted virtually throughout October, will focus on historic efforts to fight racism, erase prejudice and uplift marginalized populations.
Election day is on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, but the deadline to register to vote in Arizona was extended to Oct. 23, then revised to Oct. 15*. Fortunately, Pima County has all the resources you need to register last minute, plus information regarding voting options.
The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presenting its annual Downtown Lecture Series, "Woman Power," on Thursdays in October.
The UA Debate Series is launching a podcast version of their debate series this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first live podcast will be released on Sept. 24, 2020.
Editor's Note: This story was produced as part of the Daily Wildcat's "Election Guide" special print edition, published Wednesday, Oct. 21, and available on campus or online.
A University of Arizona coronavirus researcher, Jennifer Uhrlaub, never expected to fall ill to the virus until she tested positive on June 15.
The new program is called RISE, which stands for Resilience in Stressful Events. RISE offers students what’s known as psychological first aid in a confidential and safe environment, and UA Associate Vice Provost and Chief Wellness Officer Amy Athey is one of the developers of the program.
The campus Reentry Task Force held a special briefing on Tuesday, Sept.1, two days before their regularly scheduled weekly briefings to discuss new COVID-19 mitigation efforts like current wastewater testing updates and the discipline of students and organizations not complying with best public health practices.
Recently in three Chinese cities, frozen food packages have tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, health officials said a surface sample of frozen chicken wings from Brazil had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Coalition of Black Students and Allies held a rally and protest that started at Old Main on Friday, Aug. 28.
In a weekly campus reentry briefing on July 16, University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins announced that UA will officially be returning to campus in four different forms of learning: in-person, flex in-person, live online and iCourse. In line with Robbins’ goal to have 50% of campus in-person, two of these models will be some degree of in-person learning, including fully in-person and flex in-person.
A lot of changes are being made at the University of Arizona campus due to COVID-19. One place to expect a few changes is the Student Union Memorial Center.
A professor in the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, Dr. Jim Schwiegerling, recently designed and developed implantable cataract replacement lenses for the eye.
The Coalition for Academic Justice at the University of Arizona delivered an open letter last week to UA President Dr. Robert C. Robbins regarding their concerns with the administration’s reentry plan.
New findings by University of Arizona researchers Wolfgang Peti and Rebecca Page provide a start to better understanding Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
The University of Arizona held COVID-19 webinars to discuss the challenges of confinement, share resources and to provide guidance about mental health. The first webinar was held on Friday, July 17. This webinar discussed anxiety and depression during COVID-19. The hosts of the webinar were Patricia Harrison-Monroe and Gustavo J. Perez.