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Inside the 'Turtles of the Plant World'

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 12:00am
The saguaro, an iconic symbol of the Southwest, is receiving more attention than ever from UA researchers wanting to know about its evolution — and from admirers interested in its preservation. With UANews video.

UA's Kittles Breaks New Ground in Genetics

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:00am
A lifelong quest for self-discovery has led Rick Kittles, director of the UA's Division of Population Genetics, toward a number of significant findings for African-Americans. The final installment in our Black History Month series highlighting the trailblazing efforts of African-Americans at the University.

UA's Catalina Sky Survey Helps Explain Puzzling Observations

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 12:00am
A new study has found that most asteroids are destroyed long before a collision with the sun can occur, and Catalina's data was instrumental in reaching that conclusion.

OSIRIS-REx Invites Public to Send Artwork to Asteroid

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 12:00am
The #WeTheExplorers campaign invites the public to express how the mission’s spirit of exploration is reflected in their own lives. Artwork will be saved on a chip on the spacecraft.

UA Astronomers Show Exoplanet Changing Over Time

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:00am
By using the Hubble Space Telescope and a novel imaging technique, it was discovered that the exoplanet known as 2M1207b rotates twice as fast as Earth and has patchy clouds.

How Climate Change Will Affect Western Groundwater

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:00am
UA-led research reports that groundwater deficits are expected to worsen in four key aquifers, forcing the region to redouble efforts to manage water resources.

UA Creates Center for Digital Society and Data Studies

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:00am
The School of Information's new center will bring together the University's top digital information experts to address questions and opportunities presented by the era of big data.

UA Researcher Discovers New Species of Tortoise

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 12:00am
Taylor Edwards, a geneticist and conservationist with the Arizona Research Laboratories University of Arizona Genetics Core, used CyVerse's data-sharing capabilities.

Carbon Mineral Discovery Program Invites Public Participation

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:00am
UA geoscientists are part of the hunt for new carbon-containing minerals and will be at the Carbon Mineral Challenge booth this week at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

UA-Built Concussion App in NCAA Competition

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:00am
Sports-related concussions have become part of the national conversation, and a team of UA researchers — including football players Jason Sweet and Scooby Wright — is teaching athletes to recognize the signs.

With UA Grass, Golf Courses Could See Two Kinds of Green

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:00am
A new turfgrass is being tested that would retain its color longer, keeping courses open and saving money from costly overseeding procedures in the fall of the year.

Haury Grants Aim to Strengthen Community

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:00am
The first round of competitive grants awarded by the UA’s Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice recognizes projects that answer specific problems with inspiring solutions.

How Plant Science Can Help in Growing Small Business

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:00am
UA plant sciences experts Barry Pryor and Thom Plasse have received Arizona Department of Agriculture funding to train the public on how to raise mushrooms, a robust and lucrative crop.

UA Participating in White House-Lauded Google Education Program

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:00am
On Jan. 28, First Lady Michelle Obama previewed the college Expeditions project, of which the UA is part.

Black History Month at UA to Honor Spoken Word, Action

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:00am
Numerous departments and organizations have planned events to promote diversity and intercultural competency while celebrating the historic and current contributions of the black community.

Anticipation Builds for OSIRIS-REx Launch

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:00am
The NASA mission calls upon on the UA's rich tradition in space exploration, led by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The biggest story to watch in 2016 is the final installment in our six-part series.

Tech Launch Arizona Gets Boost as NSF I-Corps Site

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:00am
The UA's commercialization office has been designated as an Innovation Corps site and will have funds to distribute to dozens of applicant teams over three years.

UA at the Forefront as Climate Change Heats Up

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:00am
The UA will share its expertise in climate change research with the public in the upcoming College of Science Lecture Series — and the timing couldn't be better. Part Four in a six-part series on stories to watch in 2016.

From Inception to Innovation, Hack Arizona Is All About Ideas

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00am
After a successful first year, Hack Arizona will return to the UA next weekend, giving students opportunities to work with advanced technologies in a competitive learning setting.

Building Research Infrastructure for the Infinite

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:00am
Between the recently rebranded CyVerse data management platform and the AIM Photonics consortium, the UA is at the leading edge of turning data into discovery. Part Two in a six-part series on stories to watch in 2016.