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Campus Units Spread the End-of-Year Cheer and Generate Support

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 3:50am
With community needs increasing during the holiday and pre-winter seasons, UA groups have led fundraising and donation campaigns and also expanded outreach to a food bank.

UA Alumnus Donates $1M to Create Eller Faculty Chair

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 3:50am
Stephen Robbins, a world-renowned authority on management and organizational behavior, has supported the UA's Ph.D. students for years. Aleksander Ellis will be the chair's first holder.

UA Launches Center for Regional Food Studies

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:50am
With UNESCO naming Tucson a City of Gastronomy, the center has been established to advance food security and food systems innovations in the border states.

UA Economist: Tucson Growth Still Slow

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:50am
George Hammond says there will be job gains in service-providing sectors — but losses in government, manufacturing, and natural resources and mining.

CIUA Honored by Chinese Government

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:50am
Only five U.S. institutions receive recognition, and CIUA is cited for providing "a unique contribution to the development of Chinese language and culture in the U.S."

'Star Wars' Science: Risk Analysis Gone Wrong

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:50am
In the second part of a three-part series tied to the new "Star Wars" movie, UA space systems engineer Roberto Furfaro examines the Death Star and points out the design flaws that spelled the fictional spacecraft's doom.

UA Completes Primary Mirror for Advanced Solar Telescope

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:50am
The College of Optical Sciences project took four years from start to finish, involving a team of more than 50 people from the college and Steward Observatory.

Growing Up With the AZ Insect Festival

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:50am
Children have been returning to the Arizona Insect Festival year after year to learn more about bugs and the roles they play in our world. Next fall's festival will be the sixth.

UA to Host More Than 100,000 Book Lovers

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:50am
More than 130,000 are expected to attend the eighth annual Tucson Festival of Books, which will include author presentations, panel discussions, entertainment and other activities.

UA Celebrates Special Honors for Four Faculty Members

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:50am
A campus ceremony formally recognizes a Regents' Professor, a University Distinguished Professor and two University Distinguished Outreach Faculty for 2015.

'Star Wars' Science: How Would BB-8 Work?

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:50am
With the latest installment of the film franchise in theaters this month, UA researcher Wolfgang Fink explores the possibility of the droid BB-8 existing in real life. The first part in a three-part UANow series tied to the new film.

UA Hosts Two Survivors From USS Arizona

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:50am
Lauren Bruner, 95, and Clarendon Hetrick, 92, ring the historic battleship's bell in memory of the eight Arizonans who died on the ship after it was attacked in a bombing raid 74 years ago at Pearl Harbor.

Unexpected Wood Source for Chaco Canyon Great Houses

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:50am
The UA's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research found that Puebloans used materials from two mountain ranges to build some of the largest pre-Columbian structures in North America.

'Happy Meal Effect' Helps Adults Forgo Big Portions

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:50am
Martin Reimann of the UA's Eller College of Management discovered that consumers actually preferred a smaller portion when it was paired with a modest non-food bonus.

'Fires of Change' Exhibit Brings Illumination

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:50am
Fire may have a bad name, but a much-anticipated showing at the UA Museum of Art demonstrates the power that it holds for change — and the importance of informed fire management to Arizona's forests.

Embracing Health on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 3:50am
Tribal members have been taking cooking courses through the UA's Garden Kitchen, a program that teaches them how to grow, buy, store and cook nutritious, low-cost food.

UA to Emphasize Tribal Health and Economic Development

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 3:50am
Keith James, recently appointed head of the Department of American Indian Studies, will build on existing strengths that complement the development priorities of native nations.

The UA's Treasury of Exotic Trees

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 3:50am
The Campus Arboretum has documented hundreds of species of trees from around the world. But how did they get here? The answer involves a bit of a history lesson.

Ancient Genetic 'Baby Boom' of Conifers Uncovered

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 3:50am
With a newly devised search tool to guide them, UA scientist Mike Barker and his colleagues have fresh insight into the speciation of plants known as conifers.

UA to Expand Arabic Language Training for ROTC

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 3:50am
The UA has solidified its position as the only institution in the U.S. funded with federal dollars to offer advanced Arabic language training to ROTC students.