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At 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, University of Arizona Libraries announced that the Main Library would be closed as of 5 p.m. the same night.
While school may stop, the news never does. Over the University of Arizona’s winter break, there seemed to be a surplus of newsworthy events from all over the world, both good and bad. If you haven’t been keeping up, here’s a quick recap of some of the most notable things you may have missed during the break.
Incoming students, prepare to be faced with mapping out the logistics of your college experience, which includes figuring out what apps are essential to you. Throughout your first year at university, you’ll learn a bit more about what you absolutely need and what can be deleted from your phone, but it’s always nice to start on some sort of foundation. Below, we’ve listed a few of the apps necessary for all University of Arizona students that ensure the safety, convenience and ease of your time here:
During your time at the University of Arizona, you may find yourself in need of a textbook, camera or laptop. The cost of these items can add up, and you might start asking if they are actually worth it. That’s why the UA offers a variety of resources where students can rent out various items. Here are a few of the places you can go when you’re thinking of renting something:
Three University of Arizona students have had a somewhat unique experience during their time at the university: living in the dorms every year.
Jessica Suriano has been through college graduation once. Now, just a year later, she’s doing it all again, graduating with her master’s degree in journalism.
As graduation approaches, the chances of seeing a student getting their graduation pictures taken around campus in their cap and gown are higher and higher. One feature some students choose to add to their graduation attire is a Stole of Gratitude.
Camp Wildcat is hosting its annual auction on April 27 on the University of Arizona campus. The event will take place 6-9:30 p.m. in the Sonora Room of the Student Union Memorial Center.
The "Bringing Black Holes into Focus with the Event Horizon Telescope" lecture was held the evening of Wednesday, April 17, in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 building at the University of Arizona.
Philanthropist, author and physician Dr. Andrew Weil committed $15 million to the UA Center for Integrative Medicine on March 12. The center was renamed the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine in Weil’s honor. Weil is a celebrity doctor known as a “guru” of alternative medicinal brands. He founded the Center for Integrative Medicine at UA 25 years ago and has made previous donations to the center, totaling $5 million. The Daily Wildcat spoke with Weil on his contributions and his hopes for the center.
In 2016, over 160,000 women had medical help to have their babies, according to a report from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. One of these medical treatments is in vitro fertilization, where an egg is combined with sperm outside of the body.
On Wednesday, April 10, the scientists working on the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever photograph of a black hole. In conjunction, Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium hosted a limited showing of "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity," followed by a presentation about the EHT announcement.
During the Arizona Board of Regents' April 12 meeting on campus, the University of Arizona Health Sciences presented their portion of UA's Strategic Plan.
Marie Teemant was recently re-elected president of UA's Graduate and Professional Student Council for next year. Dustin Tran, current GPSC administrative vice president, was elected to be executive vice president.
*This article has been corrected to reflect more accurate information about both the oxygen-enhanced implantable device and the team of scientists working on it.
Terry Badger of the University of Arizona College of Nursing will be honored for her work and inducted into the Sigma Foundation for Nursing's 2019 International Researcher Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony takes place July 27 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona hosted its second Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 22.
The Loft Cinema presented "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Wednesday night as part of the Science On Screen program. Dr. Stuart Hameroff, director of the University of Arizona's Center for Consciousness Studies, spoke to the audience before the film on scientific possibilities of memory manipulation.
Eller College of Management’s Management Information Systems graduate department was ranked No. 1 in public universities for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report.