Gary Paul Nabhan and Rod Wing are two of 115 endowed chairs at the University of Arizona. Like all endowed professorships, Nabhan’s W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems and Wing’s Bud Antle Endowed Chair for Excellence in Agriculture and Life Sciences are long-term partnerships between exceptional scholars and donors who are deeply committed to a cause or field of study.

From agricultural sciences to folklore, cutting-edge nutrition to ancient food systems, UA researchers have a long history of researching, documenting and promoting the borderland culinary heritage that makes Tucson a distinct food city.

Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a promising way to prevent the loss of millions of tons of crops to a fungus each year, offering the potential to dramatically improve food security, especially in developing countries.

Margaret Kimball ’11 was on a high school Outward Bound trip from Connecticut to the Utah desert when she fell in love with its flora and fauna. When she started researching grad schools and found the UA’s MFA in visual communications, she happily headed to Tucson.


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