From his days begging for food in his native Ethiopia to the horrific accident that nearly claimed his life, Josh Brewer endured more than his fair share of trauma by the time he was a high school senior, yet his perseverance and drive only continued to grow.
Robert C. Robbins became the University of Arizona’s 22nd president on June 1, 2017. Since then, he’s filled key university leadership positions, launched a campuswide strategic planning process, participated in important Wildcat traditions and gotten to know thousands of UA students, employees and community partners.
According to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS, many employers, especially in high tech, say the most important skills for career success are critical thinking, communication, teamwork and the ability to be a lifelong learner. In fact, in one study done at Google, managers ranked such “soft skills” as the most valuable, while technical subject-matter skills ranked last.
After an almost two-year journey through space, NASA’s asteroid sampling spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, caught its first glimpse of asteroid Bennu on Aug. 17 and began the final approach toward its target.
When new director Anne Breckenridge Barrett arrived on the job in January, the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography was in the middle of an exhibition pairing contemporary landscapes by Mark Klett with classic landscapes by Ansel Adams.
University of Arizona President Emeritus Henry Koffler, who led the UA as president from 1982-1991 and oversaw its rise to the top ranks of major research universities, died March 10, 2018. He was 95. Koffler is survived by Phyllis (Pierson) Koffler, his wife of more than 71 years.