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Regents Professors Marcia and George Rieke and UArizona alumna Jane Rigby were recognized for their accomplishments in astronomy and key contributions to the James Webb Space Telescope.
The gift from Bruce and Patricia Bartlett creates the George A. Vanderheiden Endowed Chair in Cancer Immunological Research at the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies.
UArizona is ranked No. 95 overall, No. 48 among U.S. institutions and No. 25 among public colleges and universities in the annual Center for World University Rankings.
Michael Tubbs, the former mayor of Stockton, California, told graduates and guests at Commencement that the most valuable lessons would come from periods of struggle. Graduates should learn, he said, to turn pain into purpose and use rejection as redirection, to make the world a better place 50 years from now.
Bruce Tabashnik, a Regents Professor of Entomology whose discoveries helped eradicate the invasive pink bollworm from the United States and Mexico, is one of 120 new members elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
The film, about migrants going missing in rural Texas, was co-directed by adjunct instructor Lisa Molomot and edited by associate professor Jacob Bricca. It won a Peabody Award in the documentary category.
President Robert C. Robbins will confer about 8,000 bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees at the university's 159th Commencement on May 12. The 90-minute ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Arizona Stadium and will be streamed live on YouTube.
The University of Arizona announced the creation of a new mobile crisis team with the goal of deescalating tense situations and providing mental health services, an expanded keyless building entry program and campuswide safety exercises during President Robert C. Robbins virtual University Safety Briefing on Friday.
Nominated by faculty and peers, this year's seven student award winners were selected based on their determination, notable achievements and positive contributions to their families and communities.
The Pima Joint Technical Education District's new center, which is expected to open next year, will offer local high school students education and experience to prepare them for careers in health care and medicine.