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Valley fever dog vaccine research could help humans, too

Valley fever dog vaccine research could help humans, too | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Randy Ford had never heard of valley fever when he moved to Tucson from Salinas with his dog, a reddish brown vizsla named Tyler.
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New class to focus on communication with cats and dogs

New class to focus on communication with cats and dogs | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Animals such as our beloved pets can't linguistically communicate with us, but there are other ways in which these household companions can communicate with us.
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IANR Vice Chancellor Finalists Announced | KTIC (Radio-West Point, NE)

IANR Vice Chancellor Finalists Announced | KTIC (Radio-West Point, NE) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the finalists for the position of Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and University of Nebraska Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources. The position opened when Ronnie Green became the university’s 20th chancellor earlier this year. Finalists Michael Boehm, William Brown, Gary Thompson [...]
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Longtime UA Professor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding School | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Longtime UA Professor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding School | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A long-serving University of Arizona professor has pleaded guilty to taking tens of thousands of dollars from the university.KVOA-TV reports that 80-year-old John Marchello on Aug. 11 pleaded guilty to felony theft and has agreed to pay $83,020 in restitution to the university.
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Newest Wildcats Share Why the UA Was Their First Choice | UANews

Newest Wildcats Share Why the UA Was Their First Choice | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Preliminary fall 2016 enrollment figures indicate that the University of Arizona is welcoming more state residents, more students from ethnic backgrounds and students with higher academic performance. Incoming transfer student Graciela Olivas was intent on applying to only one school: the UA. "I am very confident the UA is the best place for giving me the opportunities and support I need to succeed," said Olivas, who earned her associate's degree from Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, Arizona.
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Az mosquito surveillance helps track, curb spread of Zika

Az mosquito surveillance helps track, curb spread of Zika | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Phoenix is one of the best regions in the nation when it comes to the surveillance of mosquitos that can carry the Zika virus, one of the hard science approaches that could help check the spread of the disease, an Arizona epidemiologist said Wednesday.
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Hawaii Business Environmental Report: Mosquitoes

Hawaii Business Environmental Report: Mosquitoes | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Mosquitos have already caused a dengue fever outbreak in Hawaii. Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases may be close behind. Here’s what scientists are doing
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UA Researcher Kacey Ernst Maps Potential Risk Areas for Zika

UA Researcher Kacey Ernst Maps Potential Risk Areas for Zika | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With concern growing over a potential epidemic related to the Zika virus, a team of scientists with collaborators from the University of Arizona has defined high-risk areas in the United States. The team was led by scientist Andrew Monaghan of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
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Global Leader in Big-Data Science | BizTUCSON

Global Leader in Big-Data Science | BizTUCSON | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

What began as iPlant at the University of Arizona in 2008 as a computing tool for plant science has expanded into an invaluable platform for research of all sorts – earning a second $50 million grant and positioning the university as an international leader in big-data science.

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UA Scientists Challenge Conventions of Irrigation | UANews

UA Scientists Challenge Conventions of Irrigation | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
According to the Arizona Department of Water Resources, irrigated agriculture is the largest use of water in the state, taking up nearly 70 percent of the available water supply. Moreover, there are 46 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year, and irrigation water has been implicated in many of those cases. That's the bad news.
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Fun, Useful, Unexpected "Stuff" about Colleges You Probably Don't Know! | Huffington Post

As I wrote various HuffPost blogs over the years, I gathered bits and pieces about colleges that I thought readers might like to know. Here is some of th...
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Record Fundraising Highlights UA Culture of Collaboration | UANews

Record Fundraising Highlights UA Culture of Collaboration | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona Foundation received a record $293 million in gifts and commitments in fiscal 2015. The investments, both outright and endowed, show just how much alumni, friends and donors believe in the institution and its future. Philanthropic support for the UA never has been stronger than it is today. For three out of the past four years, philanthropic giving to the University has topped the previous year. Records also were set in 2012 with $212 million raised, and in 2014 with $234 million in gifts and commitments.
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Nicole Chapman: Blue Chip Workhorse | UANews

Nicole Chapman: Blue Chip Workhorse | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The setting sun plunges the Tucson Mountains into silhouette and casts a golden glow on the fields and stables of the University of Arizona Equine Center. UA student Nicole Chapman is just starting her shift caring for the thoroughbreds and quarter horses that are used in classes such as horsemanship, equitation workshop, and weanling and yearling management.
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UA to Host Conference for American Indian Youth | UANews

UA to Host Conference for American Indian Youth | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
American Indian youth from across the state will convene at the University of Arizona for a conference organized to support, encourage and provide necessary resources to help position them for academic and career success.  The UA is hosting the 2016 American Indian Education Association Youth Conference, geared toward those who are in grades 7 to 12.
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University of Arizona donation allows Tucson zoo to break ground on animal health center

University of Arizona donation allows Tucson zoo to break ground on animal health center | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The new health center will give UA students hands-on experience.
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Former UA Professor Pleads Guilty to Theft from Meat Store | Arizona Public Media

Former UA Professor Pleads Guilty to Theft from Meat Store | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
John Marchello, who oversaw the student-run store, could face nearly 4 years in prison.
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U Of A Professor Pleads Guilty To Taking Tens Of Thousands From School | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

U Of A Professor Pleads Guilty To Taking Tens Of Thousands From School | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A tenured University of Arizona professor has pleaded guilty to taking thousands of dollars from the university.
John Marchello pleaded guilty to felony theft and could face up to four years’ probation or prison time.
According to a statement from the university, the Pima County Attorney’s Office has initiated a civil forfeiture case against Marchello for the $223,000 they say he diverted from the school. The U of A has also filed a claim in that case in hopes of recovering the funds in addition to any criminal restitution.
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Phil D'Amato is putting Wild About Deb in the Belmont — just one big event in his life | Los Angeles (CA) Times

Phil D'Amato is putting Wild About Deb in the Belmont — just one big event in his life | Los Angeles (CA) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Phil D'Amato has become Santa Anita's leading trainer, will run Wild About Deb in the Belmont Stakes, and is adopting a son with his fiancee.
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Arizona surveillance helps track Zika, but residents can help, too - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Arizona surveillance helps track Zika, but residents can help, too - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON – Phoenix is one of the best regions in the nation when it comes surveillance of mosquitos that can carry the Zika virus, one of the hard science approaches that could help check the spread of the disease, an Arizona epidemiologist said Wednesday.
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I-Squared Awards Honor Impact, Innovation

I-Squared Awards Honor Impact, Innovation | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tech Launch Arizona's third annual awards event honored those whose work directly affects the quality of life through research, collaboration and innovation — key elements in the University of Arizona’s land-grant mission and Never Settle strategic plan. The I-Squared Awards for Innovation and Impact were held at the UA Museum of Art on Monday. Tech Launch Arizona, a presidential cabinet-level office of the UA, creates social and economic impact through bringing the inventions stemming from University research from the lab to the world.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vet School | About.com

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vet School | About.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Veterinary medicine is an extremely popular career choice in the animal industry, though it requires a difficult and demanding course of study to achieve the necessary degree.

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Editorial: New veterinary program to fill significant need in Arizona | Verde Independent (Cottonwood, AZ)

Editorial: New veterinary program to fill significant need in Arizona | Verde Independent (Cottonwood, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When the Steele Foundation announced last year that the University of Arizona would be the recipient of the 45.7-acre DK Ranch in the Verde Valley for a veterinary medical and surgical school, it was described as a win-win for all involved.

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State lawmakers get earful in Flagstaff about state budget priorities | Arizona Daily Sun

State lawmakers get earful in Flagstaff about state budget priorities | Arizona Daily Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two members of the Arizona House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee were peppered with pleas for additional funding at a state budget town hall Saturday at Flagstaff City Hall.
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UA Ties Still Strong for Triple Crown Winner Baffert | UANews

UA Ties Still Strong for Triple Crown Winner Baffert | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Before he was the most renowned horse trainer in the world with a Triple Crown to his credit, Bob Baffert was a fixture at Arizona Stadium. From the time he was 10, Baffert, a Nogales native, used to regularly make the hourlong trek north to Tucson to cheer on the Arizona Wildcats. With some mix of his six siblings, Baffert would station himself in the "Knothole," a children's area in the south end zone of the stadium. He frantically cheered on the Wildcats, elated by the wins and crushed by the
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