University of Arizona (UA)

Tech Launch Arizona Continues Upward Trajectory

Via A bench-scale test reactor runs an electrodeposition process using molten salt at MetOxs, a Tech Launch Arizona offshoot. The University of Arizona’s technology commercialization arm posted across-the-board increases in startup companies, license agreements and other measures in fiscal 2017. The results for the fiscal year ended June 30 mark five years of continual year-to-year improvements in nearly all areas since Tech Launch Arizona was formed in 2013. The

Woven Through Time: Native Basketry Exhibit Opens In Arizona

Via When you’re responsible for the largest, most comprehensive, and best-documented collection of North American indigenous basket making cultures, it’s hard to pick a favorite from among the 35,000 Native basketry pieces. But the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona in Tucson has done so, opening a new permanent exhibit on April 8 that will celebrate the region’s ancient fiber-weaving traditions by featuring millennia-old samples. “Woven Through

UA President Salary

Via The new president of University of Arizona is expected to make nearly $1 million in salary, according to a report from KJZZ-FM. The annual compensation for Dr. Robert Robbins would be $988,000 under a three-year contract set for a vote by the Arizona Board of Regents this week. That annual amount would be the most for a university president in state history, according to KJZZ. Robbins will leave

UA Law Launches Pro Bono Program for Arizona Inventors

Via Posted March 28, 2017 by AZ Business Magazine The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office designated the Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic in the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law as Arizona’s pro bono hub to serve inventors across the state in need of legal assistance. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s pro bono program is designed to help financially under-resourced independent inventors, small businesses and startup companies obtain free

Via Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte, will be recognized as the 2017 University of Arizona Executive of the Year on Friday, March 31. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 North Resort Dr., in Tucson. Engelbert is the first female CEO of Deloitte and is responsible for leading nearly 80,000 professionals who provide audit, tax, consulting and advisory services to more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies. “Cathy Engelbert’s career trajectory has been remarkable,” said

New concept Restaurant Opens in Tempe and Tucson

Last year, when Florida-based World of Beer closed all of its Arizona locations, Scottsdale’s Square One Concepts turned the Tempe and Tucson locations of World of Beer into its Wasted Grain concept. Via Now, slightly more than six months later, Square One is replacing those two Wasted Grain locations with a new concept, called The Funky Monk. The Funky Monk will be focused on its cocktail program and dance


Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) will hold its 4th Annual Women in Cybersecurity event on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., in Tucson. Via The event, which is hosted by the MIS department at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, is open to both seasoned professionals and those wanting to learn more about careers

The University of Arizona is proposing a new athletics fee to support athletics programs and facilities as part of its tuition proposal for the 2017-18 school year. Via University officials say the new fee would cost $100 for incoming undergraduate students and $50 for incoming graduate students although the grad students could opt out. The fee would support athletics facilities and operations. It also would allow undergraduate students to attend

Phoenix Stem Manufacturing

The Phoenix region has the third largest labor pool in the West with 80,000 students graduating from the University of Arizona, and 260,000 students graduating from the Maricopa Community College system. Via Last month the largest chip maker in the world proclaimed that by investing in manufacturing at its Phoenix area location it would “help the U.S. maintain its position as the global leader in the semiconductor industry.’ Brian

Scented Leaf Tea House and Lounge Moves Downtown

Everyone’s favorite tea place at the UA is opening a second location in Downtown Tucson and  believe me, it’s going to be a hit. Via Scented Leaf Tea House and Lounge will be located between the store fronts of Diablo Burger and the former Proper restaurant at 308 E. Congress Street. Since their original location on University Boulevard has become extremely crowded and busy—especially during the afternoon class rush—this