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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.

'Tough Phase' for Cotton Growers, UA Dean Says

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:00am
Arizona’s water deliveries from the Colorado River may be cut as soon as next year, and that scenario doesn’t bode well for agriculture in the state.

Dusty Secrets Could Help Asthma Sufferers

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:00am
Researchers in the UA's BIO5 Institute will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech to identify compounds in dust samples from Amish farming communities that could promote respiratory health.

UA Center Studies the Link Between Climate and Civilization

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:00am
The new, interdisciplinary Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment is tackling the mysteries of how the "cradle of civilization" dealt with deluges and droughts.

Field Course Encourages Landscape Time

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:00am
When most Americans spend the majority of their lives indoors, what does that mean for their relationship to the environment? UA instructor Eric Magrane is pushing for a different appreciation.

Tech Launch Arizona Scores a Big Win

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:00am
Retail giant Walmart will use the software of UA startup SinfoníaRx to monitor prescription medications — a textbook example of how TLA and tech transfer work at the UA.

Water Conference to Focus on Indigenous Perspectives

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:00am
The UA Water Resources Research Center is hosting its "Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices," drawing representatives from Arizona tribes, the UA, Northern Arizona University, governmental agencies and the Arizona Legislature.

Remembering Rafe: From Tide Pools to the Stars

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:00am
With the tragic death of Raphael "Rafe" Sagarin, the UA community has lost a marine scientist whose boundless enthusiasm, sharp intellect and caring attitude inspired others.

Construction to Begin on Largest Telescope

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:00am
Collaborators have secured more than $500 million to build the Giant Magellan Telescope, whose UA-made mirrors will enable astronomers to look deeper into space than ever before.

When Plants Become Space Invaders

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:00am
Declines in native biodiversity can open opportunities for imported species to not only grab a foothold in a new territory, but also to evolve into invasive pests.

UA Shares Agricultural Technology With World

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 12:00am
The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture has become one of the world's most influential global platforms for exploring innovations toward sustainable agriculture and food security.

How Longhorned Beetles Find Mr. Right

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:00am
The mating dance of these insects involves much more than their pheromone cologne. It depends on the time of day and the season, according to UA-led researchers.

New Insights Into Drivers of Earth's Ecosystems

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:00am
Sampling the world's oceans aboard the Tara Oceans research vessel, a UA-led international team uncovered new information about the ways marine viruses and microbes interact.

Giant Mirror Presents a Unique, Oversize Load

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:00am
After years of polishing to perfection, the telescope mirror that is expected to revolutionize our view of the cosmos has left the UA's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. Its destination: Chile.

Three UA Students Among Goldwater Scholars

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:00am
Undergraduate researchers Alison Comrie, Travis Sawyer and Jeannie Wilkening have been selected as national Goldwater Scholars for their study in STEM-related fields.

UA Poll: Arizonans Concerned About Global Warming

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:00am
More than 70 percent support government action to reduce global warming, and a majority of state residents believe people are at least partly to blame for warmer temperatures.

Video Highlights UA-Led Research on Human Evolution, Climate

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:00am
The 14-minute "A Human Climate" tracks scientists as they investigate the climate that prevailed when key hominin fossils such as Lucy and Turkana Boy were alive.