Current Issue - Spring 2013
From the University of Arizona medical campus to the lunar greenhouse and the Stevie Eller dance theater, young students, some just 19 or 20 years old, are learning through experience and applying knowledge to real life — a UA tradition for more than 50 years.
Chris Eyre believes that the creative process begins with the end. "It comes down to the ending, the payoff," says the director of the films "Smoke Signals" and, most recently, "Hide Away." "I want a big wow at the end of the movie."
UA sculptor and graduate student Michael Fadel’s sculpture
installation at the Lionel Rombach Gallery in the School of Art
A look at new published literary works from University of Arizona graduates.
A three-time alumnus with a joint appointment at UA’s Southwest Center, Sheridan has never been too long gone from the Sonoran Desert he loves.
The night that McKale Center opened, Feb. 1, 1973, the entire Wildcat starting lineup consisted of freshmen. This year, with McKale Center turning 40 years old, it seems only right to longtime Wildcat fans that a stellar freshman class is helping power the Arizona men’s team back into the national spotlight.
Was Dec. 15, 2012 — with its last-second, one-point wins in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl game vs. Nevada and, later, in a Top-10 basketball matchup vs. Florida — the greatest single day in Arizona Wildcat sports? Probably!
Getting crucial information about drought and weather patterns into the hands of folks who need it most, from Southern Arizona ranchers to farmers on Northern Arizona’s Hopi tribal lands.
Historic homes, art galleries, a re-created Spanish fort, and the nation’s oldest family-run Mexican restaurant — all these can be found in El Presidio Historic District, Tucson’s oldest neighborhood.
The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health Outpatient Clinic at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Everyone wants to be a “big fish” in his field. For Zeb Hogan, big fish are his field. Megafish, to be precise: the largest freshwater fish on the planet. Sometimes reaching 200 pounds and six feet in length, megafish inhabit streams, rivers, and lakes on six continents.
Cinnamon is in the spice grinder, fresh garlic and purple onions sauté over a flame, and a spicy pot of chai tea simmers on the stove. Welcome to Saturday morning cooking class at the Garden Kitchen.
I knew the University of Arizona was where I had to go for graduate school. It was 1975, and what is now the Eller College of Management offered a master’s degree in finance that would build on my post-graduate work at the College of Mines.
The OSIRIS-REx Mission will return the first samples ever taken from a special type of asteroid holding clues to the origin of the solar system — and organic molecules that may have seeded life on Earth.
Last fall, optical sciences major Daniel Millstone, 21, had what he allows was a “pretty busy semester.”
Nineteen-year-old Lejla Prijic is beyond thrilled to be working on OSIRIS-REx. “It’s NASA!” she says. “I haven’t even graduated yet and I’m working for NASA!”
First-year grad student John Kidd Jr., 23, has already settled on a dissertation topic. “It will be on the lines of autonomous contact with spacecraft flying around an asteroid,” he says.
Valerie Dugie, 20, has already written a novel and self-published it. “It’s called Revenant Advent,” she says proudly. “I wrote it freshman year. It’s military sci-fi. I love writing stories and I’ve always been interested in space. I remember watching Star Wars at 3 or 4.”
Brad Williams, 23, grew up keeping his eye on the ball playing baseball back home in Bakersfield, Calif. Now he has his eyes on the heavens.
Like the vast landscape that gave them birth, indigenous languages are rich, varied — and increasingly challenged by a changing society. But for more than 30 years, the American Indian Language Development Institute at the University of Arizona has been aiding their survival.
Although she also misses the artichoke pesto pizza from No Anchovies, Mona Eskandari is doing just fine in grad school without her favorite study spot. She’s at Stanford, immersed in a Ph.D. program in mechanical engineering.
Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla uses the Hawaiian language in every email, opening with aloha and ending with na’u (‘mine’; equivalent to the English letter closing ‘yours’) or mahalo (thank you). “It’s about finding spaces to use the language,” says Galla.
“I may be ‘green’ but not so ‘green’ as this.”
In 1923, the tower stood almost alone at the highest point on the flat UA campus, near a pasture for a flock of ostriches.
The best part of my job as president of the UA Alumni Association is celebrating the achievements of our great University.
His journey to the University of Arizona included stops in England, New Jersey, Yuma, and Hong Kong
I could not be prouder of this University, our incredible foundation of quality, and our promise to continue to strive upward in all areas of endeavor long into the future.
Physician Siri Chand Khalsa has a simple explanation for her fascination with the healing properties of food: “I love to eat.”
Traveling to the Bavarian Christmas markets in December is magical. Snow falling, magnificent holiday lights, mulled wine, wooden stalls filled with shiny ornaments — memories to cherish forever.
It was the UA that brought us together and it was fate that we both decided to attend.
Considering the fate of banana peels and half-eaten sandwiches, among other food waste, is the job of UA’s Compost Cats, who transform dining hall scraps into compost for gardens and trees at the College of Agriculture and other community gardens.
When University of Arizona film student Rafael Gomez signed on for seven weeks as a volunteer production assistant, or PA, on the Hermosillo set of "Chavez" last summer, he was fully immersed in the filmmaking experience.