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Documentary Explores How the UA Helped Land a Man on the Moon

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:00am
"Desert Moon," a documentary made by a UA journalism graduate, tells the fascinating and surprising story of how tenacity and bold thinking led to the founding of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab and helped the U.S. win the race to the moon.

UA Scientists Play Crucial Role in Saving America's Most Iconic Butterfly

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:00am
UA scientists are playing a key role in an unprecedented effort to save the monarch, America's most iconic butterfly. Their recovery plan uses computer simulations to guide habitat restoration along the migration route, which stretches from the Great Plains to Mexico.

UA Joins the 'Movement of Making'

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:00am
Higher education institutions across the country are supporting the "movement of making," which encourages people to create, build and innovate. A letter signed by more than 150 institutions was presented to President Barack Obama at the first-ever White House Maker Faire on Wednesday.

Using Engineering to Help an Otter Tweet

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:00am
With teachers, professional engineers and college faculty to mentor them, high school students enrolled in the College of Engineering's introductory engineering course have created projects that are helping members of the community.

Were Dinosaurs Cold-Blooded or Warm-Blooded? Neither, Study Finds

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:00am
Dinosaurs were neither the lumbering, cold-blooded beasts depicted in old textbooks nor the high-strung, warm-blooded creatures of recent conjectures, but somewhere in between, according to a study that originated with UA evolutionary biologist Brian J. Enquist and UA alum John Grady.

UA Engineering Introductory Course for High School Students Wins National Award

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:00am
The UA College of Engineering’s introductory course for high schoolers has won national recognition for its success in getting young students fired up about engineering through hands-on learning.

NIH Awards UA $2M to Study Recovery of Language After Stroke

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:00am
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language in the first few months after a stroke. The findings could lead to the development of treatments that help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.

Redesigned Chemistry Course Influencing Future of STEM Education

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:00am
Faculty involved in "Chemical Thinking," a redesign of Chemistry 151 and 152, are teaching students to think like chemists by focusing on critical-thinking skills and applied learning. The course grew out of the UA's AAU STEM Project, an interdisciplinary effort to significantly expand STEM-related collaborations, curricula and funding opportunities.

UA to Host U.S. and Mexico Officials Exploring Collaborations in Education, Innovation, Research

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:00am
Opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships and cross-border innovation will take center stage at the sixth and final meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research. The UA is hosting the forum, which happens next week.