2009 Foundation News

UA Eller College of Management Receives $4.5M in Faculty Funding

Announcement - December 7, 2009

Gifts from alumni and friends are creating endowed chairs in three departments.

Helios Education Foundation $750,000 Grant

Announcement - November 24, 2009

The Jr. BIOTECH program connects middle school science teachers with the resources and training necessary to lead hands-on, inquiry-based science activities in the classroom.

Gates Foundation grant will help improve immunity of African staple crop

Announcement - November 23, 2009

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $1.3 million grant to researchers at the University of Arizona to lead an international team in developing a genome variation database.

John W. Olsen Receives Faculty Fundraising Award


The University of Arizona Foundation has honored John W. Olsen with the second annual Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award. Read more.

Shaun Sommerer Hired as Vice President for Arizona Health Sciences Development

Announcement - July, 1 2009

Sommerer previously served as the Associate Vice President of Development at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where his responsibilities included oversight of the UNLV Division of Health Sciences Development.

Udall Center Receives W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant To Study Native American Health Care


The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), part of The University of Arizona's Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, is studying tribal health care strategies, looking for health care solutions that can be replicated by other American Indian nations. Read more.

Ford Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant to UA Research on Gender and Sexuality Norms in Schools

Announcement - June 8, 2009

The Ford Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to The University of Arizona's Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families to support research on school safety as associated with adolescents' experiences of gender, sexuality and conformity.

A Scientist of Flight Wins an Honor Intended to Keep Him in Place

Announcement - May 15, 2009

As a boy, Hermann F. Fasel used to spend hours on the weekends gazing out his window, watching gliders soar through the skies near his hometown, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

Major Gift to Create Endowed Chair in Animal Sciences

Announcement - April 28, 2009

A $1.25 million estate gift in the names of Roy R. and Phyllis Hislop and also William J. and Rosina Ede. It has resulted in the creation of an endowed chair position in animal sciences at the UA.