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Get Bugged (and Like It) at Insect Festival

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:00am
The festival will highlight insects’ roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems, enhancing crop productivity, pollinating plants, affecting urban environments and spreading disease.

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Lowest in 5 Centuries

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:00am
Research from the UA’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research reveals a "snow drought" that has implications for water use and wildfires. "Our study points to the extreme character of the 2014-15 winter," says the UA's Valerie Trouet.

UA Debuts Its Greenest Building at ENR2 Dedication

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 12:00am
The iconic structure, with its slot canyon design, nearly 300 artistic inlays and Sonoran Desert-inspired décor, is a representation of the UA's commitment to promote interdisciplinary research.

UA Leads Dialogue on Food Animal Antibiotics

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 12:00am
Representatives from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences look at coming regulations with a "One Health" approach that considers humans, animals and the environment.

UA Startup Codelucida Receives $750K Grant From NSF

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 12:00am
Codelucida, a company housed at the Arizona Center for Innovation within the UA Tech Park, is developing a disruptive error-correction technology for next-generation solid-state drives.

Between Netflix and Big Data

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:00am
A UA professor is creating a platform for scientists to store and manage their data more easily. And share it faster.

Device Could Speed Diagnosis of Infections

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:00am
A new device, created by a collaborative team of UA engineers and scientists, has commercial potential and may save precious time in the hospital emergency room of the future.

ENR2: A New Model for Sustainability

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:00am
The much-anticipated building, which has its grand opening on Thursday, brings together desert and design. "It's not enough for our buildings and spaces to just facilitate — they must inspire," says Peter Dourlein, UA assistant vice president of Planning, Design and Construction.

Virtual Network to Help Scientists Go Viral

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:00am
Bonnie Hurwitz and her collaborators decided to create a virtual community network known as VERVE Net, or the Viral Ecology Research Virtual Exchange Network.

How Wind Sculpted the Earth’s Largest Dust Deposit

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:00am
UA geoscientists are the first to determine how China’s Loess Plateau, a dust deposit the size of the state of Arizona, came to be. They say wind erosion is key in shaping landscapes.

UA Part of National Team Picked to Lead Flexible Electronics Research

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:00am
The FlexTech Alliance, of which the UA is a part, has been awarded $75 million to further flexible hybrid electronics research, which has the potential to reshape multiple industries from health care to engineering.

UA Aids Myanmar's Seafood Industry

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:00am
With more than $1.7 million in grant funding, an international UA-led partnership is working to develop an aquaculture industry to push Myanmar back into the global economy.

Building Curiosity Into Technology

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:00am
Endowing a machine with the ability to explore on its own instead of merely executing pre-programmed commands is the vision of UA engineering professor Wolfgang Fink.

Terraced Craters: Windows Into Mars' Icy Past

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:00am
Researchers combined data from two powerful instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to explain why a crater on Mars' face is terraced and not bowl shaped, like most craters its size.

UA to Partner With Uber on Research

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:00am
Collaboration with the transportation company on mapping test vehicles "will have great benefit for this state," UA President Ann Weaver Hart says, citing the impressive track record of the College of Optical Sciences.

Plasma Research Could Make Flight Safer

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:00am
Plasma has generated excitement among researchers for its effects on air flow and its potential for building more efficient flying machines, and now the UA's Jesse Little is putting it to the test.

UA iSchool Project to Test Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:00am
The MUSICA project will explore whether information systems, such as computers, are capable of collaboration with humans — and jazz music will be the vehicle for testing.

Printing the Future of Engineering

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:00am
Thanks to 3-D printing, there's a revolution in the ways that engineers think about and make highly complicated devices, with applications ranging from wireless communication to air traffic control to earthquake-proof buildings.

EPVSensors Takes a Closer Look at Glaucoma

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:00am
Glaucoma is the world's leading cause of blindness, and EPVSensors is looking to use technology developed at the UA to generate better detection and treatment methods.

UA Experts Can Offer Expertise on Issues Related to Mining Spills

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:00am
Numerous UA researchers have expertise related to the abandoned mine spill in Colorado.