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April 9, 2021

RSVP for Virtual University Status Update April 12

  • What: Virtual news conference on the university's status relative to COVID-19
  • When: Monday, April 12, 10 a.m. (MST)
  • Where: Media who wish to ask questions via Zoom must RSVP to by 9 a.m. (MST) April 12 to receive the link.
  • Online public broadcast

TUCSON, Ariz. — University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins and 17th U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona will provide an update on the university's status and will take journalists' questions over Zoom. They will be joined by Deepta Bhattacharya, an associate professor in the Department of Immunobiology and a member of the university's BIO5 Institute, who will talk about post-vaccination antibody testing.

Media who wish to ask questions via Zoom must RSVP with name, outlet and email address to Brandon Goldstein,, by 9 a.m. (MST) on April 12 to receive a Zoom invitation.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Additional instructions for media participation are available at

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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 65 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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