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The new institutes will help people prepare for a low-carbon, environmentally sustainable and socially just world through research, education and real-world implementation.
The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.
A former chairman of California's Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, Esquerra will lead university efforts to improve Native American student success and promote tribal interests.
The university is working with the Tucson Police Department, neighborhood associations and other partners to encourage student compliance with public health guidelines on and off campus.
The new program offers group and individual support sessions for students, facilitated by students. The free sessions are conducted virtually via video conferencing.
Donor Sandra Aley was an alumna of Flowing Wells High School and UArizona. She died of pancreatic cancer in January. A $4.6 million gift from her estate created the scholarship.
A five-time national Coach of the Year and seven-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Olson led Arizona to a national championship and was an iconic figure in college basketball and the Southern Arizona community.
UArizona officials are looking at test results, wastewater analysis in dorms, and campus compliance with public health measures to help determine how the university will operate.
The University of Arizona received its best scores in sustainability, quality of life, fire safety and financial aid, as well as a top-20 mark for best health services.
Preliminary numbers indicate that nearly half of this year's first-year students come from diverse backgrounds. The university also set a new record for first-year and transfer student applications, even amid the pandemic.