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UA researcher discovers promising treatment for hot flashes

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Naomi Rance was at work when she experienced her first hot flash. Rance, a physician and researcher at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, took note.  As it turns out, her basic scientific research on estrogen’s involvement with hot flashes may lead to a promising treatment for them.  Hot… Read More →

UA startup FishTail Technologies targets student information systems

The University of Arizona has licensed a tool to integrate student information systems and learning management systems to UA startup FishTail Technologies. The software, which simplifies the use of the University’s complex D2L curriculum management system, resulted from the inventive work of a collaborative, multi-unit team from the UA Office of Instruction and Assessment, or OIA, and University… Read More →

How hot is too hot? What the heat does to you

How hot is too hot? You might not realize it, but you have a maximum operating temperature, according to a University of Arizona physician who knows an overheated person when she sees one. When you heat up, your body has ways to keep you at a temperature where your enzymes work optimally, says Dr. Jaiva Larsen, Banner… Read More →

Did University of Arizona scientists find undiscovered planetary body?

An unknown, unseen “planetary mass object” may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research done at the University of Arizona on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. This object would be different from — and much closer than — the so-called Planet Nine, a planet… Read More →

Low pay for Arizona teachers lowers morale, retention

Arizona teachers salaries that are among the lowest in the nation drive down teacher morale and make retention difficult, education advocates say. Arizona elementary school teacher pay is the lowest in the nation when adjusted for statewide cost-of-living. While Arizona’s high school teachers pay ranks 49th of the 50 states, according to a Morrison Institute… Read More →

UA among Top 100 in World Reputation Rankings

Times Higher Education is recognizing the University of Arizona as one of the top-100 higher-education institutions in the world, ranking it as a global leader in research, education and innovation in the 2017 edition of its annual World Reputation Rankings, released Wednesday. “It’s an honor to see University of Arizona listed among the very best in… Read More →

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix granted full accreditation

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada. “Earning full accreditation is an important milestone in the evolutionary history… Read More →

WebPT doubles down on STEM in Arizona

To help propel the growth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in Arizona, WebPT has partnered with the Arizona Science Center, Peoria School District and Girls in Tech to support initiatives aimed at inspiring and empowering diverse groups to engage in STEM programs. In today’s era of digitalization, STEM has infiltrated nearly every… Read More →

UA faculty member competes on ‘Jeopardy!’ this week

Tucker Dunn, who teaches English to language learners at the University of Arizona, will see a childhood dream become reality on Friday, June 9, when he appears on the television quiz show “Jeopardy!” Under the stage lights at Sony Pictures Studios, Dunn couldn’t help but think back to his family’s living room in Iowa, where he… Read More →

Ronald McDonald House Charities provide $225K in scholarships

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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Phoenix, with the support of the McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Phoenix and Northern Arizona, will assist 90 Arizona high school students attend college this fall with scholarships totaling $225,000. Scholarships awarded range from $1,500 to $2,500. The students may attend any college or technical school of their choice.  They are… Read More →

Robots help MBA students at ASU stay on track

Getting your MBA at Arizona State University just got more accessible. If you can’t avoid missing class, new robots will allow students to attend remotely. Already the highest ranked part-time MBA in the state, the W. P. Carey Professional Flex MBA at ASU is committed to supporting student success by offering the latest in innovative… Read More →

NAU and Coder Camps offer software development training

To help employers meet the growing demand for skilled software developers, Northern Arizona University and national programming boot camp Coder Camps are partnering to teach students full-stack software development in 12 weeks. Powered by Coder Camps’ new modular curriculum, the classes will be available through NAU in support of its mission to serve critical workforce… Read More →

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union boosts PCH program

For nearly 20 years, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has played host to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an international non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and public awareness of children’s health issues. Since the golf event’s inception… Read More →

JPMorgan Chase announces $150,000 grant for export assistance

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined Curtis Reed of JPMorgan Chase and other members of the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) to announce new export assistance programs, which will be administered by the nonprofit organization, Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI). Curtis Reed also announced that JPMorgan Chase has provided a $150,000 grant to support PEI’s implementation… Read More →