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September 2019

Salim Hariri and his students

$3M Grant to Create Cybersecurity Modeled After Human Body

Electrical and computer engineering researchers are training a future cybersecurity workforce and creating bioinspired methods for keeping computers secure.
Meinel Optical Sciences Building

At Nearly $335M, Giving to UA Foundation Breaks Record

Supporters are bringing the UA’s $1 billion endowment goal closer. This year’s gifts included significant investments in students and faculty.
Two men stand in a crowded lobby. One is gesturing at machine on a table in front of him, while the other listens carefully.

Sound of the Future: A New Analog to Quantum Computing

University of Arizona engineers are using soundwaves to search through big data with more stability and ease.
Eight faculty members smiling and wearing red and blue leis.

New Faculty Join UA Engineering

The college welcomes nine tenure-track faculty members and several lecturers as the 2019-2020 academic year begins.
Biosphere 2 interior

Today’s Students Are Tomorrow’s Space Explorers

Ten students from Japan and Arizona gathered for the first official Space Camp at Biosphere 2, where they designed Biosphere 3 to sustain life on Mars.
Photo of the UA Mall on a bright day.

UA Rises 81 Spots in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings

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.
A group of students gather around to watch a demonstration.

Building a Bridge to STEM Degrees for Transfer Students

Funding from the National Science Foundation will support scholarships for transfer students from Pima Community College seeking STEM degrees at the UA, and provide training for faculty and mentors.
The first image of a black hole

$3M Breakthrough Prize Goes to Black Hole Hunters Including UA Researchers

The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, which included several University of Arizona researchers and students, received a prestigious award for producing the first image of a supermassive black hole, taken by means of an Earth-sized alliance of...

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