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Sea Level Spiked for Two Years Along NE North America

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:00am
UA-led team is the first to document the longer length of extreme increase. Independent of any hurricanes or winter storms, the event caused flooding along the coast.

Monster Black Hole Discovered at Cosmic Dawn

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:00am
The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time, presents a puzzle to researchers.

Helping Computers See Like People

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:00am
For years, scientists have been trying to give computers the ability to see just as well as humans. A UA cognitive scientist who studies human vision is working toward that goal as part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research team.

School of Anthropology Celebrates Centennial

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:00am
With the renowned Arizona State Museum as its centerpiece, the UA program is consistently ranked in the nation's top five and includes four Regents' Professors.

Best View Yet of a Young Planet's Dusty Home

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:00am
The new images show a complex structure in the inner disk, previously unexplored in visible light. These allow astronomers to study the structure of the dust disk closer to the star than before.

UA's Efforts Address National STEM Demand

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:00am
New approaches are in place to maintain students' interest in STEM and support them to degree completion. Active-learning teaching methods and re-engineered instructional spaces are part of the strategy.

National Science Foundation Director Visits Campus

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:00am
France Córdova, who stopped at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and other facilities, said she planned to take examples of the UA's cutting-edge work back to Washington.

iPlant's Big Data Bridges the Atlantic

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:00am
The British government is funding the new initiative, which will extend high-performance cyber-infrastructure to tackle "big data" science developed by iPlant Collaborative.

Got Planets? Smaller Stars Are Best Bet

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:00am
In the search for Earth-size planets elsewhere in the Milky Way, lower-mass stars make for more promising hunting grounds, a study by UA astronomers has discovered.

Walter Piegorsch: UA's Wizard of Odds Does the Math

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:00am
Calculating uncertainty and probability? The BIO5 statistics expert has co-authored the most comprehensive statistics resource available online, with 6,000-plus articles.

College of Optical Sciences Raises $12.5M for Scholarships

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:00am
James C. Wyant, founding dean of the college, committed $10 million in scholarship funds in 2013 and structured his gift to encourage the participation of others, who gave $2.5 million.

Classroom of 11,000 Awaits UA Professor

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00am
Chris Impey will use a variety of tools in teaching "Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space," the University's first online collaboration with Coursera, an educational technology company. The launch of the class is Feb. 15.

Super Reception for UA's STEM Event

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:00am
The day before the big game's kickoff, the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival held a kickoff of its own with Connect2STEM, drawing thousands to the downtown Phoenix campus of the College of Medicine.

UA Photo Exhibit Is a Shining Star of Its Own

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:00am
The Center for Creative Photography presents "Astronomical: Photographs of Our Solar System and Beyond," bringing an array of spectacular images into focus.

Iceland Rises as Its Glaciers Melt From Climate Change

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:00am
A UA-led research team has caught the attention of international media with its findings, which indicate a connection to the onset of warming 30 years ago.

UA Hosts Mexican Science Delegation

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:00am
The University's expertise in mining, engineering and technology attracts the interest of a Mexican senator who heads his country's Commission on Science and Technology, prompting a three-day visit.

Picking Up on the Smell of Evolution

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:00am
UA researchers have discovered some of the changes in genes, physiology and behavior that enable a species to drastically change its lifestyle in the course of evolution.

Providing Tomorrow's Medicine Today

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:00am
The mission of the new Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation: Transform UA research into practical health care solutions, through the commercialization of biomedical technologies.

Engineering Discovery Brings Invisibility Closer to Reality

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:00am
Someone looking at a person wearing a cloak with artificially designed refraction properties would see part or none of the person.

UA Invention Slows Water Evaporation, Generates Energy

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:00am
Co-developed by the UA's Moe Momayez, product is the result of an effort to find ways to conserve water in mining tailings (remediation) ponds.