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Creating New Ambassadors for Science

Wed, 2015-05-06 00:00
Ed Prather, a UA associate professor, has developed a unique approach to elevate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among non-STEM majors.
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UA Student to Help Rebuild in Nepal

Mon, 2015-05-04 00:00
Doctoral student Uline Shakya has gone home to put her engineering skills to use via an internship with BuildChange, a nonprofit organization that has built and retrofitted structures in Haiti and other seismic hotspots.
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Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact

Fri, 2015-05-01 00:00
UA scientists have helped create a new variety of low-allergenic soybean, and the crop could have a major effect on the production of things like baby formula.
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UA Helps Bring Seed Library Forum to Tucson

Fri, 2015-05-01 00:00
Ensuring community access to seeds remains a vital issue, and Gary Nabhan of the UA's Southwest Center is one of the organizers of the event.
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Meet the Beetle That Packs a Machine Gun

Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
Scientists discovered how bombardier beetles manage to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at predators or other creatures that harass them.
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Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine

Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
The vaccine, the result of a collaboration of scientists steered by Tech Launch Arizona, would reduce colonization by bacteria and ultimately lower the incidence of human disease.
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Giant Telescope Takes Close Look at Jupiter's Moon

Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
With the first detailed observations through imaging interferometry of a lava lake on a moon of Jupiter, the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory places itself as the forerunner of the next generation of Extremely Large Telescopes.
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TLA to Honor Innovation, Impact

Wed, 2015-04-29 00:00
Second annual awards by UA's commercialization arm will recognize those whose work affects quality of life through research, collaboration and innovation.
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A Shudder Through the Earth: Learning From Nepal

Wed, 2015-04-29 00:00
Seismologists at the UA are part of a global community of scientists trying to better understand massive earthquakes and help communities prepare for the worst.
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Changing the World, Impressing Employers

Tue, 2015-04-28 00:00
Nearly 80 teams of UA seniors have spent two semesters taking a corporate or UA sponsor’s project from concept to reality. Now they're ready to show off their work at the 13th annual Engineering Design Day.
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UA Professor Elected to Science Academy

Tue, 2015-04-28 00:00
Honor for Renu Malhotra of UA's Department of Planetary Sciences follows her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Active Learning Spaces to Multiply in Fall

Mon, 2015-04-27 00:00
Five classrooms will be outfitted over the summer with technology and furniture designed to enhance student learning and interaction as the UA builds on the success of last fall's pilot project in STEM education.
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Academy Elects UA Planetary Sciences Professor

Fri, 2015-04-24 00:00
Renu Malhotra has revolutionized the understanding of the history of the solar system through use of the orbital resonance between Pluto and Neptune.
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Student Entrepreneurs Rise to the Innovative Minds Challenge

Thu, 2015-04-23 00:00
UA student teams presented their innovative and creative ideas to solve real business and social challenges.
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Hubble's UA-Made 'Eyes' Help Us See Space

Wed, 2015-04-22 00:00
UA researchers and engineers have used the Hubble Space Telescope, which marks its 25th anniversary on Friday, to make unexpected discoveries of the universe, earning a Nobel Prize for a UA graduate.
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Virtual Telescope Expands to See Black Holes

Tue, 2015-04-21 00:00
Adding Antarctica's largest astronomical telescope to the Event Horizon Telescope, a UA-led collaboration of astronomers has come closer to taking detailed images of the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, up to its very edge, the "event horizon."
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UA to Join 'A-Team' in Search for Earthlike Planets

Mon, 2015-04-20 00:00
A team created by a new NASA initiative hopes to better understand the various components of exoplanets — planets around other stars — as well as how the parent stars and neighbor planets interact to support life.
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Astronomers Probe Young Star and its Planets

Mon, 2015-04-20 00:00
An international team of astronomers has obtained the first results from the LEECH exoplanets survey, and the findings reveal new insights into the architecture of HR8799, a "scaled-up" version of our solar system 130 light-years from Earth.
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Biosphere 2 Hosts Forum on Food, Energy and Water

Mon, 2015-04-20 00:00
A National Science Foundation workshop attracted experts from across the U.S. and the globe to tackle questions about resources on a planet that soon will have 9 billion people.
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Global Leader in Insect Management Earns Koffler Prize

Fri, 2015-04-17 00:00
UA professor Bruce Tabashnik has earned the 2015 Koffler Prize for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity, which honors a dedicated scientist, scholar and collaborator whose mission is to “conduct research to improve food production while preserving environmental quality.”
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