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US News and World Report: 2012 Rankings

Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks university and college programs in business, education, engineering, law, science and medicine. In their 2012 report, the University of Arizona College of Science earned prominent placement for several of its programs.

For 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked these University of Arizona College of Science graduate programs in the top 10 in the U.S.: geology (No. 1), speech, language and hearing sciences (No. 5), analytical chemistry (No. 6), Earth and environmental sciences (No. 7), atomic, molecular and optical physics (No. 7), ecology and evolutionary biology (No. 9) and geochemistry  (No. 10).

Galileo Circle: Nurturing Science

The Galileo Circle is a society of individuals whose support is critical to the continued excellence in the sciences at the University of Arizona. Science today is more exciting than ever. From the mapping of the human genome to the mapping of our cosmos, today's physical and biological sciences are revealing both the age of our universe and many new cures to disease. The Galileo Circle is a society of engaged individuals who support the activities that nurture the future of science – a future we are just beginning to imagine. The Galileo Circle creates meaningful connections among patrons and scholars. Through seminars, lectures and scientific excursions, Galileo Circle members embark on journeys to understand our scientific past, and to imagine the profound possibilities for our future.

Learn more at http://cos.arizona.edu/content/galileo-circle

Podcasts Expand UA Science Reach

Many of today's children will live for a century or longer. Which factors will affect their longevity? Will they be happy, healthy and productive? Emerging science and medical technologies provide many clues regarding the future of aging, but changing demographics and economics have also begun to influence society's views. Beyond doubt, each of us will face new levels of scientific complexity in this new world. The College of Science offers podcasts of the Spring 2012 lecture series Living Beyond 100. These six lectures by leading researchers in the field, cover the effects of long life, addressing the opportunities and costs of the new longevity, the biology of aging, the effects of aging on the brain, regenerative medicine, the impact on global populations, and the increasing intimacy between informatics and the aged.

Download podcasts from Living Beyond 100

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