Consistent with the University of Arizona’s values of compassion and inclusion, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) supports transgender Wildcat students, faculty, staff, and other community members. ODI understands that the impact of unequal treatment on transgender community members can be severe and dangerous. When one Wildcat is excluded, we are all implicated in the cost to human dignity. ODI encourages members of the University community to learn more about the experiences of our transgender colleagues and students and how they are impacted by discrimination. Please support student-led initiatives and projects aimed at strengthening the visibility, belonging, and safety of LGBTQ+ Wildcats. To learn more about transgender inclusion and ways to get involved write to email@example.com.
525-million-year-old fossil defies textbook explanation for brain evolution
According to a new study, fossils of a tiny sea creature with a delicately preserved nervous system solve a century-old debate over how the brain evolved in arthropods, the most species-rich group in the animal kingdom. Combining detailed anatomical studies of the fossilized nervous system with analyses of gene expression patterns in living descendants, they conclude that a shared blueprint of brain organization has been maintained from the Cambrian until today.
UArizona scientists thrilled by unprecedented 'portrait' of an alien world
Discoveries include the identification of a "mystery molecule" that had previously been detected but stumped astronomers, and insights that help build know-how needed to interpret potential signs of habitability on other exoplanets, including worlds that have yet to be discovered.