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Reid Park Zoo announces partnership with UA vet school | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Reid Park Zoo announces partnership with UA vet school | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA students will not only have the option to study at the UA’s new School of Veterinary Medicine, but they will also have the opportunity to work with exotic animals at the Reid Park Zoo, thanks to a new partnership.
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A special UA program to preserve and store seeds, one of the most crucial parts of Arizona's environment | Arizona Daily Wildcat

A special UA program to preserve and store seeds, one of the most crucial parts of Arizona's environment | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Taking a walk in the desert, many Arizonans are accustomed to seeing mesquite bean trees with their yellow pods littering the ground around them. Some Arizonans may have even taken these pods and made flour from them, incorporating them into their baked goods.
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Vet School accreditation denial 'the latest chapter in the 45-year process' | Arizona Daily Wildcat

The UA’s plans to open a veterinary school were stalled last month when the American Veterinary Medical Association Council for Education, which accredits veterinary schools, rejected the UA’s proposal.
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Create your own documentary and become a water expert with Beyond the Mirage's web experience

Create your own documentary and become a water expert with Beyond the Mirage's web experience | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There is a water shortage threatening the western United States right now, but filmmaker Cody Sheehy, the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Water Resources Research Center are trying to help the issue.
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UA making headway in disease prevention with malaria-proof mosquitoes | Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA making headway in disease prevention with malaria-proof mosquitoes | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Aside from being pesky creatures that leave itchy, red bumps, mosquitoes also host many human diseases, including West Nile virus, dengue fever and malaria. Yet, researchers at the UA have genetically modified a mosquito that is essentially Malaria-proof.
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What's Your Major: Is UA's Race Track Industry program the most prestigious degree on campus?

What's Your Major: Is UA's Race Track Industry program the most prestigious degree on campus? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Hundreds of universities have English departments, fine arts colleges and various STEM programs, but only the UA can boast that it offers a degree in the animal racing industry.
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The University of Arizona Campus Arboretum uses the entire campus as their laboratory to study agriculture | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Do you ever see a tree on campus and think “Hey, that’s rad!”? If so, you can thank the UA Campus Arboretum.
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Gardens and greenhouses feed the UA

Gardens and greenhouses feed the UA | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Located in the center of the Sonoran Desert, the UA may not seem like the most ideal landscape for various plant species to thrive. 
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UA researchers search for connection between soy products and breast cancer

UA researchers search for connection between soy products and breast cancer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two UA researchers, Donato Romagnolo and Ornella Selmin, have been awarded a $1 million research grant to study how soy intake affects the risk of breast cancer in women.
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UA scientists study endangered squirrel on Mt. Graham | Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA scientists study endangered squirrel on Mt. Graham | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Imagine standing at the top of one of Tucson’s Sky Islands, 10,720 feet above ground, surrounded by moist, green forests of pines and Douglas-firs.
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UA students become fungus farmers through MycoCats program | Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA students become fungus farmers through MycoCats program | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tucked away in a lab on the fifth floor of the Marley building is a world of fungi. It is here that the MycoCats grow mushrooms in mixtures never thought possible. From mesquite bean pods to greasy pizza boxes, the university’s trash is being turned into something gourmet.
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World-class UA prof. dies at 43 | Arizona Daily Wildcat

World-class UA prof. dies at 43 | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Raphael “Rafe” Sagarin, a beloved marine ecology professor at the UA, was struck by an alleged impaired driver while bicycling and died May 28, at 43 years old.
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Agriculture Center ‘foal’ of horses | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Agriculture Center ‘foal’ of horses | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A baby horse throws her head and stretches her spindly legs. Her mother has moved a few yards away, in search of green grasses to munch on.
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Parker Antin takes science seriously | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Parker Antin takes science seriously | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As the associate dean of research for the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a professor of cellular and molecular medicine and a professor of molecular and cellular biology, it’s fair to say that Parker Antin knows how to keep himself busy.
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Former UA professor pleads guilty for meat fraud

On April 7, 2015, The University of Arizona Police Department, in conjunction with the Tucson Police Department, arrested and charged John Marchello, former UA tenured professor of animal sciences, with 10 felonies:
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PTS raises service permit prices by $1,650 | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Parking and Transportation Services raised the price of service permits, which can be placed in any vehicle to park in a service space, from $350 to $2,000.
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Advice from UA alumns for the Class of 2016

Advice from UA alumns for the Class of 2016 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
These impressive Wildcat alumni share their experiences, advice and what UA students should expect in regard to life after graduation.
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UAs compost cats take to Jacksonville to talk food security and greening the world

UAs compost cats take to Jacksonville to talk food security and greening the world | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Compost Cats, the UA’s student-run composting program, recently attended a conference put on by the U.S. Composting Council in Jacksonville, Florida.
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What's your major?: sustainable plant systems teaches students how to manage food processing

What's your major?: sustainable plant systems teaches students how to manage food processing | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Bachelor of Science degree in sustainable plant systems is one unique major among others at the UA. A collaboration with the school of plant Sciences and the department of soil, water and environmental science, the sustainable plant systems program is for students seeking to learn about how to produce and manage large quantities of plants in an environmentally friendly way.
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Arizona, California duel over Colorado River water source

Arizona, California duel over Colorado River water source | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Amid its worst drought in recorded history, California policymakers are trying to move the state’s water fight from bickering with Arizona over the Colorado River to more proactive efforts at home.
Lester Snow, the executive director for the California Water Foundation, presented some of the drought problems that the West Coast is facing during a seminar held in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 building Monday.
The talk was open to the public and took a look behind the scenes of the dro
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University of Arizona researchers study bark beetles that threaten Sky Islands

University of Arizona researchers study bark beetles that threaten Sky Islands | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A fallen spruce tree decays beneath the dense canopy of its neighbors—another victim of the ruthless invaders of the forests of southeastern Arizona.
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