Five UA Faculty Members to Share Big Ideas at TEDx Tucson
Big data. Optimism. Spaces, emotions and health. UA faculty members will speak about these topics and more during the fourth annual TEDx Tucson conference on Dec. 6. UA speakers will give five of seven presentations at the conference, which is dedicated to sharing "ideas worth spreading."
A Living Desert Underground
UA researchers have discovered a surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes in a limestone cave that are eking out a living from not much more than drip water, rock and air. The discovery not only expands our understanding of how microbes manage to colonize every niche on the planet, but also could lead to applications in areas ranging from environmental solutions to drug development.
Three UA Faculty Members Inducted as Regents' Professors, Two as Distinguished Professors
In recognition of the significant impact they have made in their fields, UA faculty members Hsinchun Chen, Xiaohui Fan and Neal R. Armstrong have been named Regents' Professors. For their long commitment to teaching, Eric A. Betterton and Charles W. Scruggs have been named University Distinguished Professors.
Addressing the Growing Demand for Sign Language Interpreters
The UA's Educational Interpreting program is working to meet the nation's high demand for sign language interpreters. The UA program connects students with professional interpreters and gives them experience working with deaf or hard of hearing children in K-12 classrooms.
UA McGuire Center Named Innovator of the Year
The UA's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship was named Innovator of the Year in academia during the Governor's Celebration of Innovation gala. All finalists for the award were from the UA, representing innovative programs in agriculture, the biological sciences and environmental science.