Update: COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols
The CDC issued new masking guidance across the country on Friday. Today the COVID-19 transmission level in Pima County remains high, although levels are waning in the rest of the state, and I am hopeful we will see the same in southern Arizona. Considering the high transmission levels, we are keeping our face covering protocols in place across campus. When we return to campus after Spring Break on March 14, we will determine whether to make changes to our protocols.
University of Arizona and University of Arizona Global Campus Planning Team
Yesterday, we shared with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee an update on the plans for acquiring UAGC and coordinating the operations of UAGC with UArizona. This change will be beneficial to the University and to the current and future students enrolled at UAGC.
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins on the university's role in space exploration
University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins discusses the strengths of the university’s role in space exploration and technology and Tucson's emergence as the "Space City of the Southwest."
Colleges prepare for unknowns with omicron variant
College officials were already bracing for a potential rise in coronavirus cases when students returned to campus after Thanksgiving break. Then the world learned of the omicron variant, with its troubling mutations and a host of unknowns. "I think we've got to wait and see," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. "We're thinking strategically about how to address all these very daunting issues over the next semester. We take it sort of semester at a time, but frankly, we take it a day at a time."
State of the University: ABOR Update
Thursday, November 18, 2021, the University's leaders gave an update to the Arizona Board of Regents. It was my privilege to share with them the good work that is happening here in Arizona and around the world every day, and I was joined by Dr. Betsy Cantwell, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, and Dr. Michael Dake, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences.
'No one's getting hurt:' Boosters, businesses getting bigger and bolder in deals with college athletes
University of Arizona president Robert C. Robbins said there is a distinction between team-wide name, image and likeness deals and those with athletic incentives – like a bonus for touchdowns scored or 3-pointers made. While the latter deals wade into "some very dicey territory" for universities, he said, he's all for team-wide NIL arrangements.