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Ready for a Super-Fast Internet? UA Scientists Are Fast at Work on It

Wed, 2014-10-01 00:00
The College of Optical Sciences is leading an international effort to develop the technology of tomorrow.
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Using the Force: UA Police Officer Completes NASA Project

Fri, 2014-09-26 00:00
Andrew Lincowski has designs on a career as a scientist, and his current and future colleagues say he has the right stuff.
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Live Bugs Tell of a Bug's Life at Insect Festival

Wed, 2014-09-24 00:00
They're creepy, crawly ... and awesome! Come inside a hands-on event as UA students explain the world of arthropods.
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$50M Gift From Haury Estate to Focus on Environment, Society and Southwest

Mon, 2014-09-22 00:00
A large bequest to the UA Foundation from the estate of Agnese Nelms Haury, a longtime friend of the University, has pushed the Arizona NOW fundraising campaign past the billion-dollar mark.
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Meteorite That Doomed Dinosaurs Remade Forests

Tue, 2014-09-16 00:00
The impact decimated slow-growing evergreens and made way for fast-growing, deciduous plants, UA researchers say, and that provides an explanation for those fall colors.
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Asian Monsoon Much Older Than Previously Thought

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:00
Scientists originally thought the climate pattern, which brings torrential summer rains and dry winters, began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. But UA researchers say that's not going back far enough.
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Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:00
UA scientists, including entomology expert Bruce Tabashnik, are on the leading edge of an approach to tackle global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss.
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Interactions of Earth’s Smallest Players Have Global Impact

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:00
A new study reveals the interactions among bacteria and viruses that prey on them thriving in oxygen minimum zones, stretches of ocean starved for oxygen that occur around the globe. The UA's newly launched Ecosystem Genomics Institute is dedicated to the researching such microbial communities in their natural environments as an important step in understanding global processes including climate.
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UA Geoscientist Has $2.36 Million Grant to Study Southern Ocean’s Role in Climate Regulation

Fri, 2014-09-12 00:00
The grant is part of a $21 million multi-institutional effort to expand knowledge of the Southern Ocean’s role in ocean health and the Earth’s climate.
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UA Paves Way to Redefine STEM Education

Tue, 2014-09-09 00:00
The UA, one of only eight sites in the nation chosen to participate in a major STEM education initiative, is innovating with course redesigns and unique faculty programs.
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Don’t Underestimate Your Mind’s Eye

Mon, 2014-09-08 00:00
A UA study finds that objects in our visual environment needn’t be seen in order to impact decision making. The research suggests that subconscious processing actually widens a person's field of vision.
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Send Your Tweet – and Your Name – to an Asteroid

Tue, 2014-09-02 00:00
The team of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission invites members of the public to use social media to share their predictions about solar system exploration in the year 2023. Selected entries will travel through billions of miles of outer space, all the way to the asteroid Bennu and back.
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UA Flandrau Science Center Goes 'FullDome'

Fri, 2014-08-29 00:00
A state-of-the-art digital projection system has been installed at the UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium that will captivate visitors as they tour the Earth, the universe, the human body and virtually any other part of the natural world like never before. Providing access to a network of satellite imagery, Flandrau personnel can quickly integrate scientific data into their shows to engage viewers with fascinating events occurring anywhere on the globe.
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Brown Foundations' $2.5 Million Challenge Kicks Off Catapult Corp

Thu, 2014-08-28 00:00
From laboratories to the marketplace, a new UA program will help companies find success. Initiated with a $2.5 million gift from Tucson's Thomas R. Brown Foundations, the Catapult Corporation – dubbed "Cat Corp" – will provide early-stage capital to promising startup companies emerging from UA researchers and students.
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Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee

Thu, 2014-08-28 00:00
Honeybees play a vital, behind-the-scenes role in Arizona's agricultural industry. They are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables.
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UA Astronomers Witness Asteroid Smashup

Thu, 2014-08-28 00:00
Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, UA astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star 1,200 light-years from Earth. The dust most likely resulted from collisions between large asteroids, which can eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.
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Southwest May Face Megadrought in this Century, UA Researchers Find

Wed, 2014-08-27 00:00
A study by Cornell, UA and U.S. Geological Survey researchers found that due to global warming, the chance of the southwestern United States experiencing a decadelong drought is at least 50 percent, and the chance of a "megadrought" – one that lasts up to 35 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.
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New Veterinary Degree Program Made Possible by $9M Gift is Critical for State

Tue, 2014-08-26 00:00
Thanks to a foundational gift of $9 million from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the UA will soon be home to the state's first public veterinary medical and surgical program.
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UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty

Mon, 2014-08-25 00:00
Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative have helped unravel the genetic code of the canola plant. The findings will help breeders select for desirable traits such as more nutritious oil content, faster seed production and adapting the plants to grow in more arid regions.
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$9 Million Gift to Support the University of Arizona’s Veterinary Medical and Surgical Program

Fri, 2014-08-22 00:00
Thanks to a $9 million Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation gift, the UA will be able to launch Arizona's first public program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.
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