Science

Staying distanced yet fit at the UA during the COVID-19 pandemic

The "freshman fifteen" used to be a phrase only associated with students entering their first year. However with new restrictions on gyms and increasing cases of the coronavirus in Arizona, it seems like that phrase can now apply to everyone. Thankfully, places on campus and around town are offering socially distanced and safe activities for students. Read more

Healer’s art: Integrating the humanities into medical education

During the last decade, there has been a strong initiative by medical schools around the nation to integrate medical humanities into their curriculum. This movement seeks to train resilient medical students with holistic approaches that will better address the complexities of healing diverse patients. Read more

First-ever sampling of asteroid's surface

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will make its first attempt to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20.  Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator and a professor of planetary science and cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona, got started on this project in 2004. For seven years, he had worked on writing and developing proposals to send to NASA. He finally won in 2011, and he became the leader of the program.  Read more