Many schools around the U.S. are set to reopen soon, and with daily COVID-19 case counts and percent positive rates still high, a more effective public health measure to track cases of the virus is desperately needed. The method, called pooled testing, utilizes a more widespread approach, testing both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. Read more
By Priya Jandu | 08/11/2020 3:54pm
University of Arizona Provost Liesl Folks sent an email Monday afternoon with more details regarding in-person instruction for the upcoming semester.
By Jillian Bartsch | 07/27/2020 6:10am
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.
By Elvia Verdugo | 07/28/2020 4:07pm
With movie theaters closed due to Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order on June 29 to help slow the spread of COVID-19, local movie theaters have learned to adapt by providing entertainment from the safety of your home or vehicle.
By Amit Syal | 07/26/2020 12:48pm
The U.S. is over four months into a battle that has taken nearly 150,000 lives across the country and seems to have no clear end in sight. Schools are deciding whether or not to reopen, a decision that has been up in the air for months on end.
By Ian Tisdale | 07/29/2020 1:52pm
The University of Arizona's Global Center is the chief resource for anything international on campus. The center is primarily responsible for recruiting and welcoming Arizona’s international students, coordinating and matching students with study abroad opportunities and fostering collaboration with a worldwide network of nearly 150 global universities — most of which teach classes internationally for UA course credits.
By Amit Syal | 07/25/2020 1:02pm
The state of Arizona recently passed 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with nearly half of them coming in the month of July. On Thursday, July 23, the state passed the grim milestone of 3,000 confirmed deaths with 89 reported that day.
Cautious optimism: Moderna publishes results from vaccine trials, all 45 subjects produce neutralizing antibodies
By Amit Syal | 07/16/2020 9:47pm
This week, Moderna, the biotechnology company centered out of Massachusetts, released results from its second phase of vaccine trials for COVID-19. The company partnered with researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop the vaccine.
By Sam Burdette | 07/19/2020 9:27am
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins and Reentry Task Force Director Dr. Richard Carmona met Thursday over Zoom for a virtual press conference to answer questions on different classroom modalities, procedures in residence halls and the furlough plan, which is currently under revision.
By Ella McCarville | 07/15/2020 4:46am
Whether it’s COVID-19, injustice, financial instability or something else in the long list of issues people face today, the mental health of many people is in poor shape. As therapy and other forms of help transition online, mental health activist Marlise Karlin, the mind behind the SOS Method app, designed the virtual program to help people find calm in stressful times.
By University of Arizona 2020 Law Graduates | 07/14/2020 6:16pm
Dean Miller, Recent graduates of the James E. Rogers College of Law are facing unprecedented times. Of course, that is no surprise to anyone. Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are reaching dangerous levels. The Mayor of Phoenix has come out and stated that the city has reached a critical point.
By Amit Syal | 07/12/2020 8:17pm
On Saturday, July 11, the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance saying that about 40% of people who have COVID-19 are likely asymptomatic, meaning they show or display no symptoms. The agency added that "asymptomatic cases are difficult to identify and transmission is difficult to observe and quantify."
By Jacob Mennuti | 07/10/2020 9:16pm
The Pac-12 announced on Friday, July 10, it will be moving to a conference-only season for several fall sports as well as delaying the start of all mandatory athletic activities until further notice. The conference still intends on playing sports in the fall.
By Jillian Bartsch | 07/10/2020 10:37am
A recent study done by Sleep Standards found that 41% of U.S. healthcare workers suffer from insomnia due to stress and social and environmental disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The research team conducted the survey in May 2020. They surveyed 1,002 healthcare workers and most reported sleeping an average of 5 hours a day during the pandemic.
By Amit Syal | 07/13/2020 7:01pm
Joann Sweasy, Ph.D., the previous interim director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, was recently named the director of the center, making her the first woman to hold that position, according to a press release and Megan Guthrie, the assistant director of communications and public affairs for the center.
By Jacob Mennuti | 07/08/2020 9:07pm
As the start of the fall season continues to approach, the biggest question regarding collegiate sports continues to linger. Should the NCAA forge ahead with its plan for a sports season in 2020?
By Kristijan Barnjak | 07/09/2020 6:25pm
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced modifications to its Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) on Monday; students attending U.S. universities on F-1 and M-1 visas may not remain in the country if their university goes fully online for the fall semester. Students that do not comply and depart the country “may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.”
By Diana Ramos | 07/07/2020 8:47pm
The University of Arizona has students from all over the world coming to the states to pursue their degrees, but due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many UA international students are spending summer break in Tucson as a result of the travel restrictions or for safety reasons.
By Quinn McVeigh | 07/07/2020 4:32pm
Despite the assumption that the homeless can isolate easier, people working in the front-lines of homeless aid during this time have seen COVID-19 take a disproportionate toll on homeless populations.
By Jillian Bartsch | 07/03/2020 11:46pm
The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture recently donated a new station to house the University of Arizona Emergency Medical Services crews between calls. UAEMS is a student-run agency of emergency medical technicians that responds to 911 medical calls on UA's campus 24/7. They have stayed staffed, responding to calls throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.