Spotlights

2015 Lecture Series

The 2015 UA Science Lecture Series explores our Universe at molecular, biological, planetary and cosmic scales to ask 'What is life?' and how do we recognize it? Life as we know it produces complex order. Earth's many life forms are diverse and continually changing through birth, growth, and evolution. To understand life in the Universe we ask: What environments produce life and which attributes make something alive? How does life change? Is there life in our Solar System, or on one of countless exoplanets? Is there a connection between life on Earth and life elsewhere? Or are we alone?

Learn more at:  http://cos.arizona.edu/universe

UA Science Cafés

Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at a Science Café series this Spring, brought to you by UA Science. A Science Café brings the community together with a UA scientist in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research, get to know the people doing science, and have the opportunity to ask lots of questions. We have four separate series at different locations, each with its own theme. Join us for these fascinating science discussions. All Cafés begin at 6:00 pm. and go until 7:30 p.m.
Learn more at:  http://cos.arizona.edu/connections/for-the-public/ua-science-cafes

SeeTucson.org

SeeTucson is a collaborative project created to promote awareness of Tucson’s biodiversity by featuring the scientific and natural wonders found only in Southern Arizona. The project is co-sponsored by The University of Arizona College of Science who invites the public to share their community-sourced images through the site.

Learn more at: http://seetucson.org/

2014 Lecture Series

The astonishingly complex human brain is the product of hundreds of millions of years of evolution. Layered upon its ancestral core of ancient molecules and neural circuits, which have comparable functions in other animals, new structures have evolved that expand the capacity of the human brain to flexibly process information and to elaborate complex behaviors.

Learn more at: http://cos.arizona.edu/brain

Science City

The University of Arizona’s College of Science and BIO5 Institute are proud to partner with the Arizona SciTech Festival to host Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books March 15-16, 2014 on the UA campus, sponsored by Helios Education Foundation. Ignite your senses with the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Science City! Visit our neighborhoods and immerse yourself in the engaging hands-on activities, lab tours, science talks, exciting demonstrations and dynamic performances for all ages.
 

UA Science in The Star

Over the past three years, the Arizona Daily Star has profiled some of the extraordinary research being done by the University of Arizona's faculty and students in the Star's annual science section. These in-depth news reports capture the breadth of academic science being practiced, and outreach activities available, in Tucson and Southern Arizona. All three Arizona Daily Star inserts are available online here.

2013 UA Science Special Section
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2011 UA Science Special Section
2010 UA Science Special Section

Spring 2013 Lecture Series

Now in its eighth year, the College of Science's popular annual lecture series presented six free lectures on recent advances in genomics research. Topics of individual lectures included the genetic roots of disease, how global viral pandemics occur, how agricultural advances can help feed our planet’s growing population, how environment influences individual development, and how genetic mutation and variation impacts survival at the species level.

Learn more at: http://cos.arizona.edu/genomics

Teacher Prep Programs

UA Science teacher preparation programs are designed to prepare science or mathematics majors for secondary level (middle school and high school) teacher certification.

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Teacher Preparation Programs

UA Science and Geotourism

UA Science recently launched a regional geotourism promotion initiative to draw on the resources and appeal of Biosphere 2, UA Science Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Kartchner Caverns, and to attract visitors to Southern Arizona. The region’s scientific and business communities are collaborating in the UA Science Geotourism Initiative to showcase these attractions, which highlight the area’s preeminent scientific and natural wonders. A trailblazer and leader in scientific fields including environmental science, geology, ecology, tree-ring research, astronomy and hydrology, the UA College of Science has an established national and international reputation, which provides a strong foundation for this collaboration with these geotourism attractions.

Learn more at http://www.scitucson.org

Spring 2012 Commencement

On May 11, the UA College of Science honored over 1,000 students who distinguished themselves by graduating with a degree in science at the University of Arizona. Some have been privileged to be involved in the creation of new knowledge at the highest level and now know that profound feeling of understanding some intricate part of our universe, of finding the key to the puzzle.

Tumamoc: Blazing Trails Since 1903

Located just west of downtown Tucson, Tumamoc Hill occupies about 850 acres and is managed by the UA College of Science and Pima County. Tumamoc is considered by archaeologists to be the birthplace of Tucson. Rich with evidence of ancient structures, petroglyphs and pottery remnants, Tumamoc is an ancient site of the Hohokam people who settled there 2,500 years ago. It remains a spiritual place for native peoples and contributes valuable ecological information as a scientific research station. In the early twentieth century, Tumamoc was selected by the Carnegie Foundation as the site of the Desert Botanical Laboratory. Investigators on Tumamoc track and model dozens of plant species. Its wildflower permanent study plots began in 1982 and are among the world's oldest and most important. The Desert Laboratory continues active scientific research work.

Learn more at http://tumamoc.arizona.edu

US News and World Report: 2012 Rankings

Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks university and college programs in business, education, engineering, law, science and medicine. In their 2012 report, the University of Arizona College of Science earned prominent placement for several of its programs.

For 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked these University of Arizona College of Science graduate programs in the top 10 in the U.S.: geology (No. 1), speech, language and hearing sciences (No. 5), analytical chemistry (No. 6), Earth and environmental sciences (No. 7), atomic, molecular and optical physics (No. 7), ecology and evolutionary biology (No. 9) and geochemistry  (No. 10).

Galileo Circle: Nurturing Science

The Galileo Circle is a society of individuals whose support is critical to the continued excellence in the sciences at the University of Arizona. Science today is more exciting than ever. From the mapping of the human genome to the mapping of our cosmos, today's physical and biological sciences are revealing both the age of our universe and many new cures to disease. The Galileo Circle is a society of engaged individuals who support the activities that nurture the future of science – a future we are just beginning to imagine. The Galileo Circle creates meaningful connections among patrons and scholars. Through seminars, lectures and scientific excursions, Galileo Circle members embark on journeys to understand our scientific past, and to imagine the profound possibilities for our future.

Learn more at http://cos.arizona.edu/content/galileo-circle

Podcasts Expand UA Science Reach

Many of today's children will live for a century or longer. Which factors will affect their longevity? Will they be happy, healthy and productive? Emerging science and medical technologies provide many clues regarding the future of aging, but changing demographics and economics have also begun to influence society's views. Beyond doubt, each of us will face new levels of scientific complexity in this new world. The College of Science offers podcasts of the Spring 2012 lecture series Living Beyond 100. These six lectures by leading researchers in the field, cover the effects of long life, addressing the opportunities and costs of the new longevity, the biology of aging, the effects of aging on the brain, regenerative medicine, the impact on global populations, and the increasing intimacy between informatics and the aged.

Download podcasts from Living Beyond 100