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UA Takes Online Learners Inside Biosphere 2 with Free MOOC

The University of Arizona provides extraordinary, engaged student experiences and it shows in the way the University designs its curriculum.

Next month, UA Online in collaboration with Coursera, will launch “Biosphere 2 Science for the Future of Our Planet.” The massive open online course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to dive into a world of innovative science, taught by 14 leading UA scientists and led by Kevin E. Bonine, Director of Education and Outreach at...

Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. to Appear on AZPM, NPR Science

Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr., Vice President for Academic Initiatives & Student Success, will appear on Arizona Public Media (AZPM) later today at 12:01 p.m. and NPR Science at 7:01 p.m. to talk about how universities have to “rethink themselves in relation to big analytics and their concomitant robotic futures” (Arizona Public Media).

Topics of discussion include...

UA Student-Athletes Deliver On and Off the Field

Morgan McGarry's schedule is anything but typical. But as a student-athlete at the University of Arizona, early morning practices and late-night study sessions are just the norm. 

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she starts her day at 6 a.m. to get ready for soccer practice, which runs from 8 to 10 a.m. This is followed by class from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Then hours of studying throughout the evening.  

"The biggest adjustment (from high school) was definitely...