Science

Art and science rendezvous at Tumamoc

A local landmark aims to merge the arts with the science in a collaboration from the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill and the University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. Tumamoc Hill, an 860-acre ecological preserve, is pairing art and science through the Tumamoc Transdisciplinary Arts Program, a project that aims to broaden the understanding to the public of what science-based research goes on at the hill. This program opens up the hill for artists to engage with the desert and science community, according to Benjamin Wilder, Interim Director of Tumamoc Hill. “The goal of this program is to really go back to the initial points of inspiration — how do we better communicate the results of research,” Wilder said.  “We can tell the story in so many different ways and model ways to truly make all our users more appreciative of what a special site this is.” Read more

'Pick your Poison'

Throughout America’s history, drug use and classification continue to shift as science reveals more about how they are made and how they affect the human brain and body. The Arizona Health Sciences Library is showcasing the “Pick your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions” traveling exhibit for community members to visualize the history, and transformation, of common drugs in the U.S. The UA’s medical library partners with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to showcase traveling exhibits on campus. Some are harder to book than others, but are all for the benefit of the community according to Curt Stewart administrative associate at the UA Health Sciences Library and coordinator of the exhibit. Read more

Local teachers find lessons to take away in 'Humans, Data and Machines'

While the final preparations were being made in Centennial Hall for the last lecture in University of Arizona College of Science’s "Humans, Data and Machines" series, a group of local teachers gathered in a nearby classroom to discuss what they learned from the series’ speakers and how to apply this in their own classrooms.   Read more

Art and science rendezvous at Tumamoc

A local landmark aims to merge the arts with the science in a collaboration from the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill and the University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. Tumamoc Hill, an 860-acre ecological preserve, is pairing art and science through the Tumamoc Transdisciplinary Arts Program, a project that aims to broaden the understanding to the public of what science-based research goes on at the hill. This program opens up the hill for artists to engage with the desert and science community, according to Benjamin Wilder, Interim Director of Tumamoc Hill. “The goal of this program is to really go back to the initial points of inspiration — how do we better communicate the results of research,” Wilder said.  “We can tell the story in so many different ways and model ways to truly make all our users more appreciative of what a special site this is.” Read more

Lipedema: Often mistaken for obesity

UA researcher Yann Klimentidis received a $115,000 grant for research into lipedema, a condition that causes disproportionate amounts of fat to develop around the hips, legs and thighs. The condition is found almost exclusively in women, and is easily mistaken for standard obesity. Read more