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Updated January 26, 2021

Political polling:A user's guide

In the wake of last week's election, many are questioning the accuracy and utility of polling for elections in the U.S. Donald Trump's victory, alongside many other surprising victories, came as a shock to the millions who had seen repeated polls showing Clinton as the favorite, consistently, until election day. By way of example, an online poll done by the Daily Wildcat had Trump's chances coming it at a mere 34%. Read more

UA researcher snags Air Force grant for transistors

UA Physics Department professor John Schaibley has received a $360,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study plasmonic amplifiers. He is one of 58 scientists to receive the grant, with a total of $21 million handed out between them. Read more

Grasslands imperiled by climate change

It’s finally November—the time of year for cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, fall foliage and frosty mornings. But with Tucson temperatures notably higher than average in recent weeks, people may be finding it hard to get into the holiday spirit. Read more

UA researcher awarded $10.3 million to study Alzheimer's in women

Dr. Roberta Brinton , UA neuroscientist and director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, was awarded a $10.3 million grant last month. The National Institutes of Health funds will support Brinton's search for the reason why women are statistically more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than men. Read more