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Arizona Online continues to climb in US News Rankings

Arizona Online has made an 18-rank increase from last year and tied at number 11 out of 353 programs in the 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings, according to a U.S. News & World report released on January 14. The online program has increased a total of 70 spots since the university’s appearance on the report in 2017.  Read more

UA College of Medicine holds ceremony for Primary Care Physician Scholarship

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson held its inaugural ceremony for the Primary Care Physician Scholarship on Friday, Jan. 31. The scholarship aims to address the shortage of primary care physicians in the state of Arizona. The primary care physician (PCP) shortage extends to all 15 of Arizona's counties. Currently, there are about 600 PCPs statewide, but nearly 2,000 are estimated to be needed ten years from now in 2030, according to projections by the Robert Graham Center. Read more

New research indicates that timely blue light exposure can help with minor traumatic brain injuries

In the age of technology, almost everybody is exposed to blue light on a daily basis. In fact, the phone, computer or tablet you may be reading this story on is emanating blue light without you even realizing it. Often times blue light gets a bad reputation because of the way its wavelength affects human circadian rhythms. Blue light inhibits the release of melatonin, the primary hormone responsible for regulating the sleep/wake cycle in humans. Read more

Study looks into the way vertebrates communicate

On Jan. 17, University of Arizona professor Dr. John J. Wiens, along with a visiting scientist from China, Dr. Zhuo Chen, published a study titled “The origins of acoustic communication in vertebrates” that found that species who are active at night have utilized acoustic communication over a stable timeline. Read more

Science for the future

Science and technology are constantly changing, and the University of Arizona is at the forefront of the change. The University of Arizona hosts the Arizona Science Lecture Series, which will be held at Centennial Hall at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4, Feb. 18, Feb. 25 and March 3. Read more