University of Arizona soccer player Kelcey Cavarra, a junior from Colorado, chose the UA in part because of Tucson’s warm winters. But she was unprepared for the experience of practicing during the summer months, when highs can top 105 degrees.

Shan Sutton

Never underestimate the Grateful Dead. For decades, their eclectic rock songs — like 1970’s “Truckin’” — and far-out technology inspired innovation across American music as they engineered a dazzling new Wall of Sound for concerts and a ticketing system operated by the band’s staff.

Visit the University of Arizona’s Main Library, and you will find fencing and construction crews working on extensive renovations to the 46-year-old building. The Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library will also undergo a major facelift beginning in May.

Since its launch on Sept. 8, 2016, OSIRIS-REx has spent two and a half years catching up with asteroid Bennu on its orbit around the sun. The spacecraft’s arrival at Bennu on Dec. 3, 2018, marked a major milestone, with the mission transitioning from flying toward the asteroid to orbiting around it.

Josh Brewer

From his days begging for food in his native Ethiopia to the horrific accident that nearly claimed his life, Josh Brewer endured more than his fair share of trauma by the time he was a high school senior, yet his perseverance and drive only continued to grow.


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