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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.