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No Matter the Continent, the World's Frogs Have a Lot in Common, UA Biologist Finds

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 3:50am
After studying frogs on three continents, a UA biologist has come to the conclusion that frog species have striking similarities no matter where thet make their homes. In a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, ecology and evolutionary biology professor John Wiens and collaborators suggest that the similarity in frog species across continents has two explanations.

Enactus: Building a Stronger Community Through Partnership

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 3:50am
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization that connects entrepreneurial students, business leaders and nonprofit organizations in collaborative projects meant to improve living conditions for people in need. Recently, the UA student-led club collaborated with an organization in Tucson to re-envision and reopen its outlet, which sells home appliances and furniture at low cost.

UA HiRISE Mars Camera Reveals a More Dynamic Red Planet

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 3:50am
New scientific data obtained from images taken with UA's HiRISE Mars camera suggest salty water may be flowing at certain times of the year in Mars' equatorial region, which had long thought to be free of water or ice. HiRISE principal investigator Alfred McEwen presented the findings at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

Countdown Starts for UA-led Asteroid Mission

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:50am
The countdown clock officially started on Dec. 9, with 999 days remaining until the projected launch of the first NASA mission to bring back a sample from a pristine, primitive asteroid. The event also marked the launch of an engaging social media and public outreach campaign to share the excitement of the mission's progress across the world.

Bringing UA Research to the Community

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:50am
The UA College of Science's popular Science Cafés represent an important educational and outreach effort aimed at breaking down barriers between the scientific community and general public. This fall's slate of talks will wrap up with subjects of general community interest in the areas of behavioral sciences and environmental research.

UA Chosen for International Partnership Program in Brazil

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:50am
The UA is one of only 16 universities in the U.S. chosen by the Institute of International Education to participate in the International Academic Partnership Program. The program works to build the capacity of institutions and provide a global environment of partnership and exchange for students and faculty.

Warren Underpass Near UA Campus Reopens to Pedestrians

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:50am
The Warren Underpass near the UA campus has reopened to pedestrians after being closed for nearly a year while tracks were laid for Tucson's Sun Link streetcar. Because the underpass will be shared by the streetcar, motorized vehicles and golf carts are prohibited in the area, and bicyclists must walk their bikes through the underpass.

20 Tons of Glass, Fresh from the Oven

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:50am
The Giant Magellan Telescope’s third primary mirror was unveiled at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab on Friday. The UA is producing a total of seven mirrors. They'll be combined into a light-gathering surface 80 feet in diameter - creating the largest telescope ever built.

Death and Dying in the Movies

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:50am
A new book co-edited by two UA psychology faculty members explores how death – and fear of death – is portrayed in film. "Death in Classic and Contemporary Film: Fade to Black" features essays by psychologists, philosophers, film critics, screenwriters and academics. They look at how "the end" as it is depicted in dramas, comedies, horror movies and even superhero flicks.

UA Alum and Three-Time Tony Award Winner to Speak at Commencement

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:50am
UA alumnus and three-time Tony Award-winning scenic and costume designer Scott Pask has been named the University's commencement speaker. Pask will give his remarks at the fall commencement, happening Dec. 21 ceremony at the UA's McKale Memorial Center.

Volleyball Takes on New Mexico State in NCAA Tournament

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:50am
The UA volleyball team is bound for California to compete in the NCAA Tournament. It is the 25th time the team has earned a spot in the tournament since 1981.

UA College of Nursing Ranked Among ‘Top 30 Cutting-Edge Nursing Schools’

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:50am
The UA College of Nursing has been named one of the most "cutting-edge" nursing schools in the nation in recognition of its teaching, research impact, service and opportunities. The college's mission is to be the premier learning community for transforming health care, while valuing excellence, balance, social responsibility and creativity.

Three UA Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:50am
UA faculty members Malcolm Hughes, Katrina Marie Miranda and Diana E. Wheeler have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor is only bestowed upon those individuals who maintain a proven record of advancing knowledge and applications determined to be scientifically or socially distinguished.

UA Astronomers Discover Planet That Shouldn't Be There

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:50am
An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. Weighing in at 11 times Jupiter’s mass and orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance, planet HD 106906 b is unlike anything in our own Solar System and defies current planet formation theories.

Carey Earns Pac-12 Player of the Year Award

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:50am
UA junior running back Ka'Deem Carey has been named the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the first-ever Arizona player to receive the honor. Carey is Arizona's all-time career rushing leader with 4,070 yards and is currently the nation's No. 2 rusher with 156 yards per game. He also is a Doak Walker Award finalist and Heisman Trophy and All-America candidate.

Honoring the UAMA's Collection, Legacy of Arts Donors

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:50am
"An Unfolding Legacy" is a series of events highlighting the UA Museum of Art's history, evolution and collection, and the important role played by donor support. Today, the UAMA holdings include works by globally recognized artists like Mark Rothko, Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol, and also collectively speak to seven centuries of art, social, cultural and political histories and realities around the world.

Growing Hydroponic Strawberries in the Desert

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:50am
Chieri Kubota came to the UA from Japan with many goals, including growing strawberries hydroponically in the desert Southwest. Her focus is flavor over shelf life. Her goal is to test varieties and high-tech growing methods – then work with greenhouse growers to cultivate strawberries in the winter for local farmers markets, grocers and restaurants. Little did she know that in the 1890s Arizona was famous for its luscious off-season strawberry crop.

Pinning Down Aerosols to Shed Light on Visibility, Clouds, Climate Change

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:50am
UA researcher Armin Sorooshian and his research team recently conducted two aircraft field studies to investigate haze, dust and smoke – those little-understood ubiquitous aerosol particles. In studying the properties of such particles in the atmosphere, the team is working to help scientists to better understand aerosol-cloud interactions and predict climate change.

Memory of UA Student Lives on through New UA Endowment

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:50am
After UA School of Journalism student Drew Gyorke died in a vehicle wreck earlier this year, his family and friends began raising money toward an endowment fund. With $20,000 raised so far, the Drew Nicolas Gyorke Memorial Photojournalism Fund has since been established at the UA. The fund will provide scholarship awards to journalism students who participate in a photojournalism competition held each semester at the UA.

A School in the Sky: UA Science and Tucson Students

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:50am
The UA's Sky School program brings K-12 Tucson students out of the city to the astronomical observatory atop Mt. Lemmon, where they explore, learn about science and the natural world, and design their own experiments under the guidance of UA graduate student scientists.