A University of Arizona optical scientist has designed implantable cataract replacement lenses for the eye that allow for mid-range vision and may eliminate the need for glasses or contacts for some people. The lenses were developed by Jim Schwiegerling, a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science in the UArizona James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences.
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In this virtual event, hear from Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell, the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Arizona. She provides an overview of the institution’s approach on continuing its research mission in light of the stay-at-home order, opportunities for high-impact innovation during the pandemic and explains how COVID-19 will shift the research model going forward.
The Arizona Technology Council announced Carol A. Stewart, associate vice president, Tech Park Arizona, The University of Arizona, has been elected to its board of directors. Stewart was elected unanimously to serve a three-year term at the Council’s quarterly board meeting held on Thursday, July 23.
With water management among the most pressing issues in Arizona and throughout the region, the University of Arizona has leveraged its natural surroundings with top-notch faculty across a variety of colleges and departments to generate influence in water studies that goes well beyond the Southwest to benefit arid and semi-arid regions around the world.
Moderated by Phoenix Business RadioX, Dr. Rita Cheng of Northern Arizona University, Dr. Michael Crow of Arizona State University and Dr. Robert Robbins of The University of Arizona discussed how COVID-19 has shifted higher education, how each university is working to bring about innovation-based economic development to the state, the relationship between the tech community and the university system, as well as the challenges and opportunities are on the horizon.
The new initiative allows students who cannot make it to UArizona’s main campus in Tucson because of Covid-19 travel restrictions, financial limitations or other reasons to pursue programs with UArizona instructors at Global Campus locations, via online courses or through a combination of the two.
The most recent endeavor at The University of Arizona Center for Innovation housed at the The University of Arizona Tech Park stays true to the university’s spirit of collaboration and growth. The U.S. Department of State selected the center to host four international startups as part of its Global Innovation through Science and Technology program.