News Releases

URA Council of Presidents Elects New Leadership Washington, DC

URA NEWS RELEASE FEBRUARY 13, 2020 At its February 4, 2020 Annual Meeting and Policy Forum the URA Council of Presidents welcomed Dr. Wendy Wintersteen as its 2020 Chair. Dr. Wintersteen, a respected... Read More

Guillermo Fernandez Moroni has received the URA Tollestrup Award

Fermilab postdoc Guillermo Fernandez Moroni has received the Universities Research Association (URA) Tollestrup Award for “improving the scientific reach of the SENSEI experiment by three orders of... Read More

Jacob Todd receives URA Graduate Thesis Award for work on neutrino data analysis

Jacob Todd of the University of Cincinnati is the recipient of this year’s URA Graduate Thesis Award for his work on the Fermilab MINOS and MINOS+ neutrino experiments. The Universities Research... Read More

Laura Fields receives URA Early Career Award

For her significant and varied impact on accelerator-based neutrino physics, Laura Fields has been given the URA Early Career Award. This new award recognizes outstanding work conducted by an... Read More

Executive Appointments at URA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS AT URA   Washington, DC, January 7, 2019 – Universities Research Association (URA) is pleased to announce the appointment of two... Read More

Leon Lederman, Nobel Laureate, Former Director of Fermilab from 1978-1989 has passed away.

From The New York Times: Leon Lederman, 96, Explorer (and Explainer) of the Subatomic World, Dies A Nobel laureate who deepened science’s understanding of the building blocks of matter, he was... Read More

URA Early Career Award

Washington, DC, June 20, 2018 – Universities Research Association (URA) announces the establishment of a new award, the URA Early Career Award, recognizing outstanding work conducted by an... Read More

Progress Report Released on Innovation: An American Imperative

On June 13, 2018 a progress report on Innovation: An American Imperative was released.  Many organizations, including URA, have worked to increase support for research in the Administration and... Read More

Richard Bonventre wins 2018 URA Tollestrup Award

June 20, 2018 For his work on the Fermilab Mu2e experiment, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicist Richard Bonventre has earned the 2018 URA Tollestrup Award, which recognizes outstanding... Read More

Big boost for Fermilab’s short-baseline neutrino experiments

For more than a decade, the particle physics community has faced a perplexing puzzle: two experiments, LSND at Los Alamos and MiniBooNE at Fermilab, found hints of neutrino behavior that did not fit... Read More