Aug. 30, 2021

Reminder: RSVP for Virtual University Status Update Today

  • What: Virtual news conference on the university and COVID-19
  • When: Today, Aug. 30, 9 a.m. (PT).
  • Where: Media who wish to ask questions via Zoom must RSVP to by 8 a.m. (PT) today to receive the link.
  • Online public broadcast

TUCSON, Ariz. — University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbinsand 17th U.S. Surgeon General and Distinguished Professor of Public Health Dr. Richard Carmona will provide an update on the university and COVID-19. They will take journalists' questions over Zoom.

Media who wish to ask questions via Zoom must RSVP with name, outlet and email address to Alexis Blue,, by 8 a.m. (PT) today to receive a Zoom invitation.

The event also will be livestreamed on the University of Arizona YouTube page, where all of the university's briefings are posted.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional instructions for media participation are available at

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University Communications

The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top 40 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 20 in 2019 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $734 million in annual research expenditures. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 66 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually. For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's COVID-19 webpage.

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