Turning the tide against malaria

After decades of research, testing and development, the world may finally have a vaccine to turn the tide against malaria. The new malaria vaccine, also known as RTS,S or by its brand name Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (12/8)
669 11 1.6%
Total (8/2)
66,070 1,065 1.6%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from
Updated December 8, 2021

University of Arizona Cancer Center promotes Joann Sweasy to director

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. Read more

TEP’s 2035 energy plan and the role of UA’s Institute of the Environment

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, human-caused carbon dioxide emissions will have to reach “net-zero” by 2050 in order to stay below a warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius since preindustrial levels. Not only would global warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius endanger the world’s coasts, existing ice sheets and coral reefs, but it is also projected that it could have hugely detrimental effects right here in Arizona.  Read more

Dendrochronologists predict less of a potential for trees to fight climate change

A major conversation in the realm of climate change is on the ability of trees and forests to fight it. Many postulate that restoring the abundance of trees could have “mind-blowing potential” to deal with climate change. Environmental organizations throughout the world rely on planting trees and responding to mass deforestation as a way to ensure a better future for humanity and nature. Read more

UA Emergency Medical Services receives new station from CAPLA

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.  Read more

UA startup Botanisol Analytics won $1.5 million contract

The University of Arizona startup, Botanisol Analytics, has won a $1.5 million contract to build systems for the Air Force Research Laboratory.  The system they have built is a machine with sensors that can instantly analyze the chemical makeup of a virus test sample. The system was invented by Tom Milster who is an optical sciences professor at UA. Read more