When Ryann Quick graduates this May with a degree in public health, she will spend the next 27 months in Belize as a Peace Corps volunteer. Arizona Alumni Magazine talked to her about her dedication to teaching health education and the importance of investing in students like her through Arizona Assurance.


Gathering at Agustín Kitchen, our group listened intently as Chef de Cuisine Brandon Dillon described the “smears” served in small canning jars: roasted jam and whipped pork belly, Swiss chard and goat cheese, raw walnuts with honey and fig, smoked salmon with capers, and homemade Arizona burrata. 

An ambitious renovation and remodeling project was completed at the end of the summer, restoring the UA’s Old Main to its grandeur. Contemporary features, sustainable upgrades, and public spaces have been introduced throughout the building.

The second floor now hosts meeting and conference rooms in addition to an exhibition space that will spotlight the holdings of the UA’s Arizona State Museum, Center for Creative Photography, Mineral Museum, and UA Libraries and Special Collections.         

From preventing dangerous medication errors to building a better solar delivery system to help power the world, the University of Arizona is a mighty partner in business innovation.

The UA’s best and brightest are teaming up with industry with the common goal of creating a stronger economy and society, which is at the heart of the Never Settle strategic plan.

The University of Arizona made the Academic Ranking of World Universities’ list of top 100 research universities in the world.

The UA is ranked No. 86 based on faculty achievements including being published in highly rated journals and the number of staff and alumni who have won Nobel Prizes.

The ranking evaluates 1,200 universities. Among institutions in the United States, the UA is ranked No. 46.

In the spirit of the Elton John song Rocket Man, you can now inscribe your name on a microchip that will ride — for “a long, long time” — on the spacecraft in the UA’s biggest space mission ever, OSIRIS-REx.

The seven-year project has teamed up with the Planetary Society to provide the opportunity to the public. 



On a craggy, windswept peak in a lonely Nevada wilderness stands a grove of ancient trees. Gnarled and twisted, shaped by the weather and whirling winds into erratic forms, they have clung to the pebble-strewn mountainside for millennia.

The great pyramids were erected in Egypt, Homer wrote his epic tales, the Roman Empire rose and fell, and we built North American cities, roads, and railways all in the lifespan of these trees.


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