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UA Prof Picked for UN Panel That Will Translate Arid Lands Science Into Policy

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:00am
UA professor and geospatial extension specialist Barron Orr has been selected to participate on a new United Nations panel comprising the world’s top climate and arid lands scientists. The group's charge: to recommend sustainable international policies and practices to combat desertification.

Hart Visits Nogales to Reaffirm UA's Support of Rural, Border Communities and Partnerships

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:00am
As part of visits this year to Arizona communities that the UA serves through its land-grant mission, UA President Ann Weaver Hart visited and toured the border community of Nogales. While there, Hart affirmed the UA's commitment to collaborating with and serving rural and border communities.

Learning From a Firefly: UA Students Develop Innovative Apps

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:00am
Drawing on inspiration from fireflies and everyday inconveniences like potholes, UA College of Engineering students are creating apps that could become real-world products.

Meet 'El Gato,' the UA's New Supercomputer

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:00am
A new generation of supercomputing has arrived at the UA with "El Gato," one of the world's fastest computers. The addition will allow UA faculty to tackle big questions in astrophysics, computer science and cosmology.

Bringing a Spacecraft Back From the Dead

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:00am
A UA engineering student is part of a team trying to awaken an abandoned NASA space probe. If it can be brought back to life, classrooms around the world could get access to cutting-edge science directly from outer space.

Scientists Discover Genetic Basis of Pest Resistance to Biotech Cotton

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:00am
A team of researchers led by the UA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered how insect pests resist cotton plants engineered to kill them. The findings will help scientists design more durable nonchemical strategies for pest management.

UA Tunnels Get Carbon Fiber Makeover

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:00am
A technology developed by a former UA engineering professor to make buildings resistant against earthquakes and bomb blasts allows construction crews to repair the University's underground lifelines without digging trenches and disrupting activity on campus.