CALS News and Announcements

  • Dr. Kirk Anderson, Adjunct Scientist in the Department of Entomology and Lead Scientist & Research Entomologist/Microbial Ecologist at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, won the 2015 USDA-ARS Pacific West Area Early Career Research Scientist of the Year Award. 

  • The laboratory of Dr. Bonnie Hurwitz in the Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering has recently been awarded a $692,216 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in partnership with Protocols.io to create an online forum for virus ecology researchers. The goal of the VERVE Net project is to enable discussions about laboratory, field, and computational methods to increase connectivity and collaboration among virus ecology researchers.

  • The 151st University of Arizona Commencement featured speaker Jon Huntsman Jr., who is among seven who recieved honorary degrees from the University.

    Huntsman and the others recieved honorary degrees on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Arizona Stadium.

    P. Andrew and Mary Beth Groseta

    P. Andrew Groseta, Arizona Rancher

  • Ecological Society of America Names Two UA Faculty Members as Fellows

  • This spring 2015 semester, several students and professors in the CALS School of Natural Resources and the Environment were recognized for their current research. Below is a list of students and professors and their respective awards and honors.

  • Sophia Leone, a junior majoring in veterinary science, was one of 10 University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students selected to participate in the 2014 Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference. The event took place November 6-9, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. Leone’s narrative about her experience at the conference follows:

  • At the Annual Meeting in Tucson on 15 January 2015, the recipients of the Section’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship and the Marcelle E. Schmutz Memorial Scholarship, and the S. Clark Martin Memorial Scholarship were announced.

  • Once a semester, a series of outstanding graduating seniors from each department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement. The students are nominated by a professor or faculty member in their corresponding department and are awarded plaques at the dean’s luncheon prior to their fall or spring commencement. One student in particular, Christina Jefferies, a veterinary science major in The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, discusses the award and its importance to her.

  • Natalie Sanchez, a journalism senior with a minor in fashion, worked this past summer with Macy's Merchandising Group in New York City as a private brands marketing intern. 

  • The University of Arizona’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Achievement awardee, Dr.