Dr. Esther Sternberg’s office in a small bungalow just off campus looks out onto a shady courtyard with orange bird of paradise, fragrant Arabian jasmine, ornamental grasses and purple heart ground cover.

David Hume Kennerly

David Hume Kennerly, whose photographic archive is now at the University of Arizona, won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography when he was just 25 years old. The day after he got the big news, he almost lost his life.

Joe Pagac

Since when do javelinas ride bicycles? Since Joe Pagac ’05 became Tucson’s premier muralist. His tortoises pedal pretty well, too, as do his jackalopes. They all play together on a giant wall at Sixth Street and Stone Avenue.

Ewen Whitaker, Gerard Kuiper and NASA engineer Ray Heacock

In 1961, when President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would land a man on the moon by the end of the decade, lunar and planetary science was still in its infancy. Its birthplace? The University of Arizona.

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