While pursuing her doctorate, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil discovered an especially rare, double-ringed galaxy. The discovery drew international attention, and the galaxy is now known as Burçin's galaxy.
An international research team led by UA researchers found that planet warming drove major changes in vegetation and future warming may drive similarly dramatic changes around the world.
Astronomers have detected the most-distant galactic "wind" of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old.
UA researchers were able to access untapped clues about the monsoon's activity during the last ice age, with implications that may help predict the monsoon's future.
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UA Science: A Place of Discovery and Innovation

Joaquin Ruiz, DeanThe University of Arizona College of Science brings together globally prominent faculty in disciplines at the core of scientific inquiry and education. One of the largest colleges at the University of Arizona, we are a nexus of award-winning programs that encourage both independent and collaborative-driven research. Our academic departments, schools and research units encompass the range of physical, mathematical, environmental, cognitive and life sciences. UA Science is among the most powerful and prolific academic research centers in the world, recognized and rewarded for the unparalleled caliber of our achievements. With over 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, we are an integrative learning institution, where accomplished faculty and next-generation scientists engage side-by-side in groundbreaking research. Our scientists and students also share their knowledge with the local and broader community through extensive outreach and public service initiatives. Our mission is to encourage the aggressive pursuit of research excellence, to support novel teaching and outreach programs and to create economic opportunities for our community.

Joaquin Ruiz, Dean

The Changing Earth: It’s Not Just A New Normal
Lecture Series: Earth Transformed

Jonathan Overpeck, Thomas R.

Carbon Sequestration: Can We Afford It?
Lecture Series: Earth Transformed

Kimberly Ogden, Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Arizona

Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts and Pathways to Resilience
Lecture Series: Earth Transformed

Kacey Ernst, GIDP affiliate Global Change, Entomology and Arid Lands, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Arizona

Ecosystem Resilience: Navigating Our Tenuous Connection to Nature
Lecture Series: Earth Transformed

Russell Monson, Louise Foucar Marshall Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, College of Science, University of Arizona

Climate Change and Global Food Security
Lecture Series: Earth Transformed

David Battisti, Tamaki Endowed Chair, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington

Ocean’s Role in Climate: Heat and Carbon Uptake in the Anthropocene
Lecture Series: Earth Transformed

Joellen Russell, 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, College of Science, University of Arizona

Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
Lecture Series: Life In The Universe

Christopher D. Impey, University Distinguished Professor, Astronomy

Amazing Discoveries: A Billion Earth-like Worlds
Lecture Series: Life In The Universe

Laird M. Close, Professor, Astronomy/Steward Observatory

Searching for Life in the Solar System
Lecture Series: Life In The Universe

Timothy D. Swindle, Professor and Head, Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Complexity and Evolvability: What Makes Life So Interesting?
Lecture Series: Life In The Universe

Anna R. Dornhaus, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Workplace Climate Committee

The mission of the committee is to help foster a positive and inclusive work environment in the College of Science where all individuals – faculty, staff, and students – feel welcomed and respected, and that their opinions are valued.

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Undergraduate Research

The research opportunities available to UA Science undergraduates make this college a smart choice for students who want to grow academically, socially, and intellectually.

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Tucson: Science Lives Here

UA Science invites you to experience telescopes atop of Tucson's highest peak, a century-old ecological laboratory and the world-class attraction, Biosphere 2.

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