Acting on a desire to “do what we can while we’re living,” Jerry and Kathy Short made a $1 million gift to establish the Founders Endowed Chair in Education for Global Children’s and Adolescent Literature within the University of Arizona College of Education’s Worlds of Words.
University of Arizona alumni Guy Weinzapfel ’65, Bill Brown ’62 and Fred Pace ’62 learned to plan, design and construct buildings in an unlikely place. In 1958, the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture’s design studios were located in a former Safeway grocery store on Park Avenue, a block southwest of the college’s current location.
Two years ago, University of Arizona alumni David and Diana Freshwater attended a class that taught a different approach to working with challenging behavior from children, including symptoms that accompany behavioral diagnoses such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
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.
When Melissa Watkins decided to leave the University of Arizona in 2010, she hadn’t yet finished her degree. “I did everything I could to try to be a successful student,” Watkins says. “But it got to a point where I said, ‘I can’t keep fighting. This isn’t the right time in my life.’”
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.
Research led by University of Arizona psychologist Stephen Cowen illustrates how chronic pain may impact cognitive abilities, such as decision-making, as well.
Our aging brains, as Carol Barnes has discovered, are surprisingly resilient. They can adapt, rewire, even reshape their 100 billion cells and 100 trillion synapses.
Michael D. Dake, M.D., an internationally recognized physician-scientist, health educator and innovative medical researcher, is the new senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona. He also will hold an appointment as a professor of radiology.