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The UA to become point of distribution for COVID-19 vaccine

The Pima County Health Department has designated the University of Arizona to be one of the points of distribution for vaccination as a part of Phase 1B in the vaccine rollout plan. The UA will administer the Pfizer vaccine at no out-of-pocket expense. They will primarily be serving teachers, educators and childcare workers. This includes teachers, faculty and staff at the K-12 schools in Pima County, Pima Community College and over 15,000 faculty and staff at the UA. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (1/19)
777 14 %
Total (8/4)
127,198 3,646 %
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated January 19, 2021

'Art of Planetary Science' paints the universe

The wonders of the universe are mostly hidden from us, but with the help of scientists and artists alike, we can see what the worlds outside of our own really look like.On the weekend of Nov. 15-17, the University of Arizona’s Lunar & Planetary Laboratory is presenting the sixth annual Art of Planetary Science, an art exhibition that aims to celebrate the “beauty and elegance” of the universe beyond our reach. Read more

Homecoming activities for the the science crowd

  While tailgates, parties, parades and bonfires might be the events most famously associated with Homecoming at the University of Arizona, there is a myriad of events for people looking for a quieter, more scholarly experience. Read more

Q&A: Professor and astronomer receives $875,000 to study supermassive black holes

  University of Arizona Assistant Professor of astronomy Peter Behroozi received a $875,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The foundation provides funding to scientists who are still within the early stages of their careers as researchers. Behroozi, who also works as an assistant astronomer at the UA's Steward Observatory, will use the money to study supermassive black holes. Read more

Drought research takes over Biosphere 2

An international team of researchers has descended on University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, sealing off the complex’s rain forest, to conduct a one-of-a-kind study examining the impact of droughts on carbon flow in the ecosystem.   Read more

UA researchers named 'Oscars of Science'

Roll out the red carpet and bring your telescopes; 36 University of Arizona researchers, graduate and undergraduate students were a part of a project that won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize, otherwise known as the “Oscars of Science.” Read more

New planetary science professor orbits towards UA

 Amy Mainzer, Ph. D., is an astronomer and astrophysicist. She is one of the world’s leading asteroid hunters at NASA. She’s the host of popular children’s show about astronomy. And in September, she will join the University of Arizona’s Department of Lunar and Planetary Sciences as a professor of planetary sciences professor.  Read more