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Giant Mirror Presents a Unique, Oversize Load

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:00am
After years of polishing to perfection, the telescope mirror that is expected to revolutionize our view of the cosmos has left the UA's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. Its destination: Chile.

Three UA Students Among Goldwater Scholars

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:00am
Undergraduate researchers Alison Comrie, Travis Sawyer and Jeannie Wilkening have been selected as national Goldwater Scholars for their study in STEM-related fields.

UA Poll: Arizonans Concerned About Global Warming

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:00am
More than 70 percent support government action to reduce global warming, and a majority of state residents believe people are at least partly to blame for warmer temperatures.

Video Highlights UA-Led Research on Human Evolution, Climate

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:00am
The 14-minute "A Human Climate" tracks scientists as they investigate the climate that prevailed when key hominin fossils such as Lucy and Turkana Boy were alive.

Alumni-Owned Company Awarded $100K Grant

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:00am
The goal of Grafted Growers is to create a sustainable indoor growing system that will produce affordable, higher-quality grafted vegetable transplants with fewer resources.

The Future Is Now at Engineering Design Day

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:00am
An engineer with Tucson Electric Power calls it "the most exciting event I attend all year." Interdisciplinary collaboration and enthusiastic corporate support are hallmarks of the UA's annual competition.

Creating New Ambassadors for Science

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:00am
Ed Prather, a UA associate professor, has developed a unique approach to elevate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among non-STEM majors.

UA Student to Help Rebuild in Nepal

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:00am
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.

UA Helps Bring Seed Library Forum to Tucson

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Giant Telescope Takes Close Look at Jupiter's Moon

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Meet the Beetle That Packs a Machine Gun

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:00am
Scientists discovered how bombardier beetles manage to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at predators or other creatures that harass them.

A Shudder Through the Earth: Learning From Nepal

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:00am
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.

TLA to Honor Innovation, Impact

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:00am
Second annual awards by UA's commercialization arm will recognize those whose work affects quality of life through research, collaboration and innovation.

Changing the World, Impressing Employers

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:00am
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.

UA Professor Elected to Science Academy

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:00am
Honor for Renu Malhotra of UA's Department of Planetary Sciences follows her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Active Learning Spaces to Multiply in Fall

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Academy Elects UA Planetary Sciences Professor

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:00am
Renu Malhotra has revolutionized the understanding of the history of the solar system through use of the orbital resonance between Pluto and Neptune.

Student Entrepreneurs Rise to the Innovative Minds Challenge

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00am
UA student teams presented their innovative and creative ideas to solve real business and social challenges.