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UA Part of National Team to Receive $110M to Launch Photonics Institute

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:00am
The UA College of Optical Sciences is part of a national public-private partnership set to receive $110 million in federal funding to revolutionize Internet communication, with other benefits expected to impact multiple commercial technology sectors.

iPlant Taming the 'Big Data Beast'

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:00am
The UA-headquartered iPlant Collaborative is ready to handle the projected rise in genomic information, turning raw data into scientific breakthroughs.

H.S. Students Get a Jump Start on Research

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:00am
The UA's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides an opportunity for experiential learning, which is expected to become the norm in career preparation for young engineers.

UA Surgeon Takes on 'Medjacking'

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:00am
Dr. David G. Armstrong says it's only a matter of time before malicious medical-device hacking becomes a big issue, and he is working on strategies to keep patients and companies safe.

Collaboration Deepens Between UA and Japan

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:00am
This month's overseas trip by a University delegation, focused on parallel asteroid-sample missions and more, provides another example of how the UA has extended its international reach.

Thinning Is In: UA Helps to Tame Wildfires

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:00am
Carrying out its land-grant mission, Cooperative Extension teaches thinning practices to northern Arizona landowners in a strategy to grow healthier trees and prevent forest fires.

UA Researchers Reveal Elusive Molecule

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:00am
A long-standing chemistry puzzle is solved, with potential implications ranging from industrial processes to atmospheric chemistry.

UA Offers Early Training in Cybersecurity

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:00am
The Eller College of Management hosts the GenCyber camp, introducing students and teachers to the emerging field with support from two national agencies.

Pluto: A Dream 3.7 Billion Miles in the Making

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:00am
UA researcher Veronica Bray, whose little-girl aspirations became reality, will try to unravel the mysteries of the dwarf planet as part of NASA's New Horizons mission. Today's flyby will yield the first-ever close-up images.

Second Instrument Delivered for OSIRIS-REx Mission

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:00am
A spectrometer that will help the OSIRIS-REx mission team select a suitable sampling site on the asteroid Bennu has arrived at Lockheed Martin's spacecraft assembly facility, ready to be integrated into the nascent spacecraft.

UA Startup to Develop Cancer Treatment

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:00am
A drug by Synactix Pharmaceuticals starves and obstructs tumor growth, and represents another successful collaboration by the College of Pharmacy and Tech Launch Arizona.

Doctors to Get Better Access to Digital Data

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:00am
Software developed by UA researchers, as part of a $1.3 million NIH grant, will transmit review-ready data in minutes or seconds, helping patients receive quicker second opinions and diagnoses.

Professor-Student Team Brings Awareness to Virus

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:00am
An open house at the BIO5 Institute led to a student's internship with immunobiology professor Felicia Goodrum on the cytomegalovirus and its potentially devastating effects.

2 From UA Solve Public Health Issue, Win Competition

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:00am
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded first place and $150,000 to UA faculty for their method of predicting cases of the mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus.

Likelihood Low of Danger From Asteroid

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:00am
Today is Asteroid Day and Eric Christensen, director of the UA's Catalina Sky Survey, discusses the chances of danger from a giant space rock slamming into our planet.

OSIRIS-REx’s First Instrument Arrives for Integration Into Spacecraft

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00am
The first of five instruments that will map and analyze asteroid Bennu as part of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission has arrived at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems facility and awaits integration into the spacecraft structure.

Undergraduate Researchers Are Off to the Czech Republic

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:00am
Carol Bender, director of the UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program, launched a 10-week program that sent 10 students to the Czech Academy of Sciences.

UA Researcher in PBS Series on Early Humans

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:00am
Michael Hammer appears as one of the experts in "First Peoples," a five-part series examining how Homo sapiens moved around the globe to become its dominant human species. The series premieres Wednesday night.

Breakthrough for Planet Hunters

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:00am
A new optical component developed by astronomers at the UA and Leiden University in the Netherlands pushes the capability of detecting alien planets closer to their host stars than ever before.

OSIRIS-REx Team Prepares for Next Step

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:00am
The various instruments that will enable OSIRIS-REx to safely travel to the asteroid Bennu, take a sample and return it to Earth are being readied for shipment to the spacecraft's assembly facility.