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Sick person contaminates office by lunchtime | Sulekha News (India)

Sick person contaminates office by lunchtime News - London, Feb 3 (IANS) A sick person who reports for duty can contaminate more than half of his office's common surfaces with virus or the bugs by lunchtime, says a study..
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Cooperative Extension Turns 100 | UANews

Cooperative Extension Turns 100 | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914, signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, established the Cooperative Extension Services affiliated with the land-grant universities.

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Arizona Regents Approve UA Vet School | Veterinary Practice News

Arizona Regents Approve UA Vet School | Veterinary Practice News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona Veterinary Medical and Surgical Program is expected to open in 2015 after winning approval from the Board of Regents.
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4-H’ers build food rockets during Youth Science Day Oct. 8 | Nixa (MO) Express

4-H members across the nation will explore aerospace engineering by responding to a fictional disaster during the seventh annual 4-H National Youth Science Day on Oct. 8. Youth are challenged to design and build a rocket to deliver food to a natural disaster site.
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Germs? Breaking the Chain of Contamination | Esg División Médica (blog)

Germs? Breaking the Chain of Contamination | Esg División Médica (blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Concerned about germ contamination on your desk or in the lab? According to a study by Dr. Charles Gerba, University of Arizona, an average desk has 20,961 germs per square inch!

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Ossining Workers: Beware Of These Office Hotspots For Spreading Germs | The Ossining (NY) Daily Voice

A recent University of Arizona study revealed that a contaminated push plate door in an office can spread infection to approximately half of the surfaces and half of the employees' hands in an 80-person office within four hours, The Journal reported.



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Workers' Compensation: Germs at the Office Are Often Found on Keyboards and at Coffee Stations | Workers Compensation (Blog)

It's almost that time of year when you ever-so-slowly inch away from the person with the hacking cough and infectious sneeze.
Turns out it's pretty hard to avoid the germs of your co-workers, even the ones you don't know personally. Just one door contaminated with a virus spreads the germ to about half the surfaces and hands of about half the employees in the office within four hours, according to a study at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Germs traveled through the office just as quickly when the researchers infected a single person with the artificial virus.



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How Killer Bees Kill | Discovery New

How Killer Bees Kill | Discovery New | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A landscaper who accidentally disturbed a hidden hive of Africanized honebees, a.k.a. "killer bees," as he was working in a yard in Arizona died after the bees attacked and stung him on Tuesday



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4-H Students Have a Blastoff With UA-Designed Experiment | UANews

4-H Students Have a Blastoff With UA-Designed Experiment | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

It's not every day that NASA scientists ask kids to design and launch rockets that could deliver food to inhabitants on a storm-ravaged, isolated Pacific island.

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Most tweeted foods, state by state | Fox News

Most tweeted foods, state by state | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

America’s regional cuisine includes a diversity of tastes, but new research shows which foods people in each state like to talk about --at least on Twitter.



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Experts Share How to Prevent Spread of Disease in Schools, Buses | School Transportation News

For months, Americans have seen images of Ebola patients in Africa on the news, but now there are two cases on our soil, one in Nebraska and one in Texas. The latter case is considered more troubling because last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and officials in Texas determined the ill person had direct contact with up to 80 people — including five schoolchildren.



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University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension centennial salute | Western Farm Press

University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension centennial salute | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona conducts its last of four centennial tributes statewide to the UA Cooperative Extension created 100 years ago by Smith-Lever Act.
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Paul Brierley to Lead Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture | UA@Work

Paul Brierley to Lead Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Brierley will oversee its research activities and support the Yuma agricultural industry.
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Livelihoods washed away by toxic spill in Sonora | Arizona Daily Star

Livelihoods washed away by toxic spill in Sonora | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The water rushes along both sides of the lush green mountains teaming with ocotillo, mesquite trees, and even some organ pipe cactus. It is life to the towns in the Sonora valley.



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On the Scene in ’15: Another Veterinary School | Veterinary Practice News

On the Scene in ’15: Another Veterinary School | Veterinary Practice News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona is on its way to opening the 31st veterinary school in the United States.
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Figs are fabulous in the fall | Arizona Daily Star

Figs are fabulous in the fall | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Figs flourish here this time of year — and there are many ways to prepare them.
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4-H’ers build food rockets during Youth Science Day Oct. 8 | Christian County Headliner (Ozark MO)

4-H members across the nation will explore aerospace engineering by responding to a fictional disaster during the seventh annual 4-H National Youth Science Day on Oct. 8. Youth are challenged to design and build a rocket to deliver food to a natural disaster site.
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Greenburgh Workers: Beware Of These Office Hotspots For Spreading Germs | The Greenburgh (NY) Daily Voice

A recent University of Arizona study revealed that a contaminated push plate door in an office can spread infection to approximately half of the surfaces and half of the employees' hands in an 80-person office within four hours, The Journal reported. 



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4-H Youth Science Day To Be Observed | Press & Dakota (Yankton, SD)

This year, Yankton youth will join youth from all over the country, and some globally, to build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims.
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Hundreds of Thousands of Young People Conduct World's Largest Youth-Led Science Experiment | SpaceRef

Hundreds of thousands of youth across the United States, and some globally, are conducting the world's largest, youth-led science experiment as part of4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), which launched on October 8. The Rockets to the Rescueexperiment was designed by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and challenges youth to build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims.



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Actively protecting Arizona’s forests, economy and lives from megafires | White Mountain Independent

As Arizona’s 2014 wildfire season draws to a close, let’s assess the costs—millions of dollars and nearly 200,000 acres of grassland and forest burned. On the plus side, roughly 120,000 acres of prescribed fires, managed by the U.S. Forest Service, occurred to remove excess fuels such as dead wood, dry brush and grasses, which fuel wildfires. As a result, we now have 120,000 acres that are less likely to become catastrophic mega fires.
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Hot and Getting Hotter | Arizona Public Media

The 2014 National Climate Assessment states Arizona’s weather will be getting hotter and drier. University of Arizona’s Gregg Garfin discusses the report and Dr. Ralph Fregosi, professor in the UA’s physiology department of neuroscience explains what that means to people who work outdoors.

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How to Get through Flu Season without Taking a Single Sick Day | Men's Health

How to Get through Flu Season without Taking a Single Sick Day | Men's Health | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Beware of sniffling coworkers. Once a doorknob is contaminated with a virus, it's only a matter of hours before the germs spread to half of the surfaces in a building, finds a new University of Arizona study.


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UofA Research Confirms Effectiveness Of Hand Sanitizer | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Research recently published from the University of Arizona confirms what you may have been suspecting all along, hand sanitizers really do cut down on germs in the workplace.
A virus on an office door handle can spread to more than half the people working in a room within a few hours. Those rates were cut in half when people used hand and workplace sanitizers on handles and desktops. 
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A Main Event for Campus Icon Old Main | UANews

A Main Event for Campus Icon Old Main | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Old Main, the University of Arizona building with arguably the longest-standing and fondest memories of resilience and love, was officially reintroduced during a formal ceremony held Wednesday on its steps.

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Evolutionary Biology is Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | Medindia

Evolutionary Biology is Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | Medindia | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express.
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