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Young Mother Found Her Passion at UA

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:00am
Katarena Matos wants to merge water policy with science to make a positive impact on her community.

Drone Delivery, Massages and Therapy Dogs

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:00am
Finals Survival Week, which runs through May 12, features slippery water slides, massages, and time with therapy dogs. This year, UA computer science and electrical engineering major Mark Omo demonstrated a ground-to-ground drone delivery sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Science and Journalism Students Bring Stories to Life

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:00am
A unique course and project with Arizona Public Media results in a magazine for the UA School of Journalism and stories on TV for “Arizona Illustrated."

Inside 'Design Day': Projects, Prizes and Job Prospects

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:00am
Whether harvesting energy from power lines or nuts from farms, 100 teams of seniors in the UA College of Engineering offered their designs for improving products and cutting costs.

OSIRIS-REx's Spacecraft, Up Close and Personal

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:00am
Dante Lauretta of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory is interviewed, as part of last week's final opportunity for outsiders to see and photograph the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft before its scheduled launch Sept. 8. The spacecraft will be transported from Colorado to Florida later this month.

Light Echoes Give Clues to Planet Nursery Around Star

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:00am
UA astronomers have taken a big step forward in understanding the evolution of planetary systems, using echoes of light to determine the distance from a star to the inner wall of its surrounding planet-forming disk.

Undergraduate Researcher Presents Work on Capitol Hill

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:00am
UA undergraduate researcher Alison Comrie was honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.

From West Point to UA: Engineering Grad Earns Fellowship

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:00am
Lt. Col. Matthew F. Dabkowski,who is completing his UA doctorate in systems and industrial engineering, has received an Omar N. Bradley Officer Research Fellowship.

I-Squared Awards Honor Impact, Innovation

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:00am
Tech Launch Arizona, the UA's commercialization arm, honors those whose work directly affects the quality of life through research, collaboration and innovation.

UA Embraces New Lab Safety Guidelines

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:00am
The University pledges a renewed commitment as the APLU releases guidelines.

Eye in the Sky: Drone to Help Students Tell Border Story

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:00am
UA School of Journalism students will use drone videography and 360-degree virtual reality reporting to study issues along the U.S. northern and southern border regions.

Startup Licenses UA Technology Targeting Depression

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:00am
Doctors could relieve the symptoms of acute depression in a fraction of the time required for current therapies. The new technology was invented by a collaborative team that included two UA professors.

Toxic-Spill Researchers Win $600K Haury Challenge Grant

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:00am
UA professors Karletta Chief and Paloma Beamer have led an investigation of the environmental and social effects of the Gold King Mine toxic spill on the Navajo community.

Post-Wildfire Erosion Can Sculpt Forested Mountains

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:00am
Two UA geoscientists conducted before-and-after studies of how the severe 2011 Las Conchas forest fire in New Mexico affected short- and long-term erosion rates.

UA Astrophysicist Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:00am
The work of Feryal Ozel, who is fascinated by neutron stars and black holes, is all about getting a look at the most alien and bizarre objects in the universe.

Documentary on West's Water Issues to Premiere

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:00am
Two years in the making, "Beyond the Mirage" reveals new technologies and challenges old ideas, calling on the expertise of a number of UA researchers. The film's premiere is scheduled for Friday night on PBS 6 in Tucson.

Impey Named Associate Dean of College of Science

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:00am
Chris Impey, a University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, will oversee the college's recruitment and engagement.

UA Team Revs Up Transportation's Internet

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:00am
Engineering professor Larry Head has developed technology enabling vehicles of all types to communicate with traffic signals and with one another, for safer and less-congested roads.

Toward a More Inclusive STEM Workplace

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 12:00am
UA professor Beth Mitchneck makes recommendations for increasing the representation and advancement of female professors in STEM fields, saying that the conditions under which they work must be improved.

2 Major Contracts for UA Optical Sciences

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 12:00am
The awards highlight the recognized role of UA faculty in addressing the national interest through advanced optics technologies.