A coalition of researchers, including several from the University of Arizona, have received a $10 million grant over five years to conduct research on the human immune system and aging.
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While Family Weekend is a fun time for students and their parents to see one another, there are also many emotional and mental health benefits to the annual event. Established in 1929 and only skipped for two years during World War II, Family Weekend has undergone many names, but remains an important University of Arizona tradition.
October started off with a buzz as the University of Arizona hosted the annual Arizona Insect Festival. Organized by the department of entomology, the event attracts thousands of curious people each year, with the number of attendees steadily growing, according to data from the website.
Experts at the University of Arizona said these hurricanes were predicted accurately, with climate centers determining that 2017’s hurricane season would be particularly active.
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A “helicopter parent" may not be the best candidate to raise a future guide dog, according to new research from the Arizona Canine Cognition Center.The most successful guide dogs had less attentive mothers as puppies, making them more independent.
STEM faculty at the University of Arizona were asked what their favorite sci-fi movies of all time were. Below is a list of their choices, including a little information about the reality of the science depicted within the films, as well as their cultural importance.
As UA has grown, Tucson’s reputation as a “science city” has grown too, with major discoveries and innovations occurring regularly. Some of the area’s science-landscape highlights include the UA Tech park, which works with inventors and entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to market, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, considered one of the best in the world and the Raytheon Company, one of the top employers in the city and a significant defense contractor.
UA’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) is now offering an undergraduate certificate in Zoo and Aquarium Conservation (ZAC), featuring a new course introduced last year.
A variety of fascinating scientific discoveries were made just shy of Independence Day, ranging from equine genetics to advances in how we receive flu shots. Drowning not the end for wildebeest A team of ecologists from Millbrook, N.Y.'s Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies have discovered that the corpses of wildebeest who drown crossing rivers provide key nutrients to the environment for years. The discovery was made when the team discovered a water quality difference in the Mara River of Tanzania based on the kinds of animals found in different locations along the river.
A recent paper published by researchers from UA’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) suggests there may be an undiscovered planet at the edge of our solar system affecting the orbits of planetary objects.
Undergraduates in the College of Engineering and the School of Information came together last semester to test their skills and knowledge in a candy-sorting competition.
UA has officially given a license to Desert Saber, a company geared toward commercializing and distributing a new mining simulation program called Harry’s Hard Choices.
A new study led by Uri Lifshin, a doctoral student in psychology, indicates that people’s own fear of death may influence their treatment of animals and attitude towards the killing of animals.
A UA doctoral student and professor duo has created a possible replacement for the current data management and retention system that is used across IT and computer science.
In the midst of spring holidays and preparation for finals, it may be interesting to note that there were amazing discoveries in science over the past week, ranging from ways to protect unborn babies against whooping cough to an eel’s “sixth sense.”
UA’s STEM Learning Center and UA’s Career Services have collaborated with several companies, including Intel and American Express, to bring internships and other opportunities to gain experience in particular fields to students.The collaboration was inspired by a 2014 study published by the STEM Learning Center that projected the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs that would be available in Pima County.
New research from UA’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment indicates the desert heat may be cooling down, but this isn’t a positive thing for the environment.
Spring Fling wasn’t the only exciting thing to happen last week. There were a slew of scientific discoveries, ranging from engineering improvements to cancer fighting cells, that are set to impact the world.