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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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The Best College In Every State | Forbes

The Best College In Every State | Forbes | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The best colleges and universities nearest you in this state-by-state roll call, all based on the FORBES America's Top Colleges 2015 ranking. And since almost everyone is concerned with rising college education costs, it's worth pointing out that it is far less pricey to choose a campus nearby.
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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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50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S. | Best Colleges

50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S. | Best Colleges | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

For many of us, botanical gardens and arboretums are beautiful places to visit and serve as peaceful settings for relaxation, family time, or recreation.

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FAVORITE PLACES: University of Arizona Main Gate - YouTube | Arizona Public Media

Favorite Places - Thirteen architects speak thoughtfully and personally about a favorite building, place, or space in Southern Arizona. Throughout 2014, memb...
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Science City Adds Pi to the Menu | UANews

Science City Adds Pi to the Menu | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A diverse, excitement-filled Science City lineup awaits visitors as the University of Arizona prepares to share science with the masses at the annual Tucson Festival of Books on March 14 and 15. Visitors to Science City will experience the connection between their daily lives and advances in science and learn about groundbreaking research being done at the UA. The Tucson Festival of Books is the fourth-largest book festival in the world, but it is the only one to incorporate science as a key com
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Log on and dig in: gardening lessons online | Arizona Daily Star

Log on and dig in: gardening lessons online | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A trip around the Internet can help you find information about gardening in Tucson.
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Saving Food From the Dumpster: The UA's Edible Campus | UANews

Saving Food From the Dumpster: The UA's Edible Campus | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona enjoys a reputation for having a beautiful campus paired with a great setting and ideal weather. At a time in the spring when much of the country is still covered in snow, students can stroll to class in flip-flops, under a grove of citrus trees in fragrant bloom. The fruit these trees produce goes largely unnoticed and unused.
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Tucson Mayor Celebrates Earth Day with UA’s Campus Arboretum | UANews

The UA Campus Arboretum hosted an Arbor Day event on April 22 to celebrate campus and community leaders for their excellence in promoting stewardship and conservation of urban trees. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild spoke about the city of Tucson’s 10,000 Trees Campaign and members of the arboretum taught attendees how to select and care for trees in the desert climate.

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Employee Q&A: Tanya Quist, Director of the Campus Arboretum | UA@Work

Employee Q&A: Tanya Quist, Director of the Campus Arboretum | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tanya Quist, director of the UA Campus Arboretum, says truly healthy landscapes require more than just a green thumb.
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UA Earns 2013 Tree Campus USA Designation | UANews

UA Earns 2013 Tree Campus USA Designation | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

As the oldest continually maintained public green space in Arizona, the University of Arizona has again earned the Tree Campus USA recognition for its work promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

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U of A group harvesting fruits from campus trees | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson)

U of A group harvesting fruits from campus trees | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
LEAF, or Linking Edible Arizona Forests, a group that began on the U of A campus in 2013, is picking the citrus on the campus and delivering it to those in need in the Tucson area.
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High School "Citizen Scientists'" Work May Help Better Climate Models | Nature

High School "Citizen Scientists'" Work May Help Better Climate Models | Nature | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A bunch of school students with help from researchers at the University of Arizona have published a paper in the American Journal of Botany that may help better climate models.
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Inside the 'Turtles of the Plant World' | UANews

Inside the 'Turtles of the Plant World' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A few miles southeast of Tucson’s Tumamoc Hill, four men gather near a lone saguaro. All are dressed in work boots, dungarees and hats. Hands in gloves, one wraps the man-size succulent in a carpet remnant and secures it with wire. Another begins digging around the plant’s base, quickly displacing the gravelly, khaki-colored soil that successfully supports the limbless saguaro despite its startlingly shallow root system.
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The UA's Treasury of Exotic Trees | UANews

The UA's Treasury of Exotic Trees | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona is known not only for its academic excellence and strong athletic program, but also for its sizable collection of unique trees. Take the Cassia fistula, for example, commonly called the Golden Shower tree. Its abundant, bright-yellow blossoms are embraced by many in its native habitat of India and Southeast Asia, making it the state tree of Thailand.
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UA Campus Microclimates Revealed

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With Old Main at his back, Mark Novak gestures westward, toward the University of Arizona’s historic district. He’s talking about the many microclimates on campus — some large, some small, some hidden, others exposed.
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The Fascinating Stories Behind Six Campus Buildings | UA@Work

The Fascinating Stories Behind Six Campus Buildings | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It's sometimes easy to forget the tremendous history of the campus on which we work.
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Pi, volcanoes and DNA at Science City | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Pi, volcanoes and DNA at Science City | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The normally patchy field of grass on the east side of the UA Mall will soon be the stomping grounds of animals, insects and robots.
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University of Arizona goes green with new grant program funds | Arizona Daily Wildcat

University of Arizona goes green with new grant program funds | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA Green Fund is a way for students and faculty to be a part of making campus a more sustainable environment.
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Saving Food From the Dumpster: The UA's Edible Campus | Yuma News Now

The University of Arizona enjoys a reputation for having a beautiful campus paired with a great setting and ideal weather.

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University of Arizona Hosts 2nd Annual Olive Harvest | Arizona Public Media

University of Arizona Hosts 2nd Annual Olive Harvest | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Members of the community invited to participate; campus home to hundreds of trees.
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UA Pays Tribute to Campus Trees, Recognizes Local Tree Campaign | Arizona Public Media

UA Pays Tribute to Campus Trees, Recognizes Local Tree Campaign | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Campus Arboretum dedicated 2014 Arbor Day Tree a few days early on Earth Day in recognition of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rotschild’s 10,000 Trees Campaign.
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