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As adults, tarantula wasps dine on nectar-laden flowers. As larvae, they are of much darker culinary preference. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Tree National Park) | PressReleasePoint

As adults, tarantula wasps dine on nectar-laden flowers. As larvae, they are of much darker culinary preference. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Tree National Park) | PressReleasePoint | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Ouch!" has never sounded so authoritative. Out of the mouth of Justin Schmidt, UA entomologist and author of the only scientific rating system of insect stings, it takes on a whole new meaning. In this excerpt from his recent book, "The Sting of the Wild," Schmidt tells us about the fascinating life of the tarantula wasp.
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UA Vet Med Program Looks at Needs | PressReleasePoint

An innovative curriculum, scheduled to launch in 2016, hopes to address rural veterinarian shortages and offer unique practical experience while holding down student costs.
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EarthWeek 2015 to Showcase Student Research | PressReleasePoint

EarthWeek 2015, a showcase for research by undergraduate and graduate students in the University of Arizona’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences will be held Tuesday through April 10 on the UA campus.
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UA Economists Focus on Oil Prices | Press Release Point

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Those who came to Tuesday night’s panel discussion at the Eller College of Management seeking a definitive answer to its central question went away enlightened and entertained — but perhaps not encouraged.
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Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control | PressReleasePoint

Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control | PressReleasePoint | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Introduction of transgenic crops producing two or more Bt toxins has been spurred in part by pest resistance to transgenic crops that produce only one toxin. Red circles show the seven cases where pest resistance has reduced control of a target pest by a Bt crop; the other circles depict the resistance status in 20 other cases. (Photo: Bruce Tabashnik/UA)
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UA-Neighborhood Partnership Makes a Garden Grow | PressReleasePoint

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UA entomology students have led nighttime blacklight events, demonstrating nocturnal insects to neighborhood residents with ultraviolet lights that illuminate the nighttime creatures. (Photo by Colby Henley).
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UA Team Wins $100,000 in Water Challenge | PressReleasePoint

"Beyond the Mirage," an entry from the University of Arizona, was selected Wednesday as the winner of the New Arizona Prize: Water Consciousness Challenge, receiving the competition’s $100,000 grand prize.
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Science City Adds Pi to the Menu | Press Release Point

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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.
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Students Learning to Reduce Stress | PressReleasePoint

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At the UA, more students, faculty and employees are investigating the benefits of contemplative practices and incorporating them in programs that encourage wellness.

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Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | PressReleasePoint

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | PressReleasePoint | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Jean McLain and Channah Rock conducted much of their antibiotic resistance research on water and sediment samples collected at Gilbert Riparian Preserve near Phoenix.
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UA's Water RAPIDS Program Creates Collaborative 'Atlas' to Address Water Scarcity | Press Release Point

UA's Water RAPIDS Program Creates Collaborative 'Atlas' to Address Water Scarcity | Press Release Point | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona's Water RAPIDS program is helping southerneastern Arizona's water-stressed Upper Gila Watershed plan for a sustainable future water supply.

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