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University of Arizona engineers researching the emerging field of phononics are using soundwaves to search through big data with more stability and ease.
UA inventions from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and BIO5 are allowing for a deeper understanding of complex biological processes and opening possibilities for more precise disease diagnosis and treatment.
In 2014, UA professor Bill McCallum started a company to transform mathematics education. Today, more than 2,000 teachers use Illustrative Mathematics products.
Using phoropter technology developed at the UA James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, startup iCrx aims to shorten and ease visits to the eye doctor.
The UA finished 104th overall in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 – a 55-spot leap over the university's position last year.
Many of a community's built environment factors, such as housing age and density, vegetated land cover and lot size, are tied to how much water single-family residences use.
Leaders of two shared governance councils representing nonfaculty employees said their primary focus this year is figuring out what representation will look like once the University Career Architecture Project has been completed. Guiding the work are the results of a survey sent out to employees over the summer about shared governance. The biggest challenge will be developing a group "that adequately represents the breadth of University Staff," says Jennifer Lawrence, chair of the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council.
The university earned its best overall composite score in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking.
The University of Arizona improved its position in the annual rankings, marking the third time since May the university has posted significant gains in national higher education institution standings.
The UA earned recognition for its world-class research from the Center for World University Rankings and for quality of campus life from The Princeton Review.
Seventy-seven students celebrated commencement in June at Ocean University of China, the first four-year micro-campus cohort to graduate from the UA and a partner university.
Launching in the fall as the first UA location in South America, UA Lima at La Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas offers the largest selection of dual degrees of any micro-campus.
Beginning with the fall 2020 semester, all Arizona-resident, Pell-eligible freshmen attending the main campus will have the full cost of their tuition covered for four years.
A nationally recognized scholar on teaching and learning offered faculty advice on stoking students' curiosity, fostering community in the classroom, building patterns and structure in teaching routines and more during presentations on campus last week. "Because of the fact that we are at least partially built to have dispersed awareness, you might actually say that dispersion and distraction are the normal state of the human mind, and attention rises out of that like an island or like the tip of the iceberg," James Lang said during one talk. "Attention is an achievement."