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UA Researcher Leads Statewide Effort on Autism Education, Early Intervention | UANews

Ann Mastergeorge, UA associate professor of family studies and human development, is leading a statewide effort to educate parents, health-care providers and other professionals about how to identify the signs of autism in very young children and...
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Light Treatments Inhibit Intumescence Injury of Tomato

Light Treatments Inhibit Intumescence Injury of Tomato | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUSCON, AZ - Intumescence injury, also known as edema or oedema, is a nonpathogenic physiological disorder that can cause blister- or callus-like tumor growths to develop on the surface of leaves, petioles, and stems of plants. Problematic intumescence injury has been observed in many different plant species. Researchers from the School of Plant Sciences at The University of Arizona published a study in the June 2016 issue of HortScience in which they report on recommended light treatments to mitigate the disorder for tomato…
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Scientists have identified a key way the Amazon’s forests may adapt to climate change

Scientists have identified a key way the Amazon’s forests may adapt to climate change | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that the more diverse a forest is, the better it might be at adapting to the changing climate
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Triumphant Tarantula Survives Being Eaten by Toad | National Geographic

Triumphant Tarantula Survives Being Eaten by Toad | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
“Even when you’re halfway down the mouth of a toad, you still have a chance.”
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Once New to Photography, UA Grad Has Now 'Done It All' | UANews

Once New to Photography, UA Grad Has Now 'Done It All' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
I have worked as a project manager, producer, director, script writer, client handler, camera man, editor, graphics creator, grip audio technician, designer, drone operator photographer, commercial photographer, post-production specialist, social media coordinator – you name it, I've done it. Not too shabby for someone who, just three years ago, had never really touched a camera. Ever.
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Pima County apparently discussing incentives deal with Monsanto

Pima County apparently discussing incentives deal with Monsanto | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry won't say much yet about what he calls "Project Corn."
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Retired UA professor pleads guilty to theft from college in plea deal | Arizona Daily Star

Retired UA professor pleads guilty to theft from college in plea deal | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
He and wife facing civil lawsuit from state.
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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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Former UA prof pleads guilty to theft | KGUN (TV-Channel 9, Tucson)

Former UA prof pleads guilty to theft | KGUN (TV-Channel 9, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A former university of Arizona professor accused of defrauding the school has pleaded guilty to a theft charge and will be sentenced Nov. 21.

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Tucson doing 'amazingly well' in 2016 monsoon

Tucson doing 'amazingly well' in 2016 monsoon | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Statewide, the summer rain totals are normal or below, but a series of drenching storms filled rain gauges in Tucson.
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School health initiative spreading across Cochise County

School health initiative spreading across Cochise County | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SIERRA VISTA — A partnership between the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and Cochise Health and Social Services is helping schools across Cochise County implement healthy initiatives for their students
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ROAP Pete Pedersen Award Nomination Deadline Approaching - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

ROAP Pete Pedersen Award Nomination Deadline Approaching - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The deadline to nominate a steward for the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) 2016 Pete Pedersen Award, which is awarded to stewards who have served the sport of horse racing with distinction, is October 15, 2016. Named in honor of the longtime outstanding steward and noted journalist Pete Pedersen, the Pedersen Award will be presented …
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8 Online Resources to Visit for Agriculture Information | MachineFinder Blog

8 Online Resources to Visit for Agriculture Information | MachineFinder Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Here's a list of resources that we find most helpful to staying informed with important agriculture information. Enjoy!
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Alfalfa: High cutworm damage, gains made in TRR control in Arizona | Western Farm Press

Alfalfa: High cutworm damage, gains made in TRR control in Arizona | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There’s a thief hiding out in some central Arizona alfalfa fields killing healthy plants and leaving frustrated growers with slimmer wallets. In some cases, an entire crop cutting is stolen.

The unexpected thief is two types of cutworm: granulate cutworm (Feltia subterranean), formerly known as Agrotis subterranean; and variegated cutworm (Peridroma saucia).  
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Light treatments inhibit intumescence injury of tomato | Science Codex

TUSCON, AZ - Intumescence injury, also known as edema or oedema, is a nonpathogenic physiological disorder that can cause blister- or callus-like tumor growths to develop on the surface of leaves, petioles, and stems of plants. Problematic intumescence
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Researchers reveal the worst stings for insects in the world

Researchers reveal the worst stings for insects in the world | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Justin Schmidt, from the University of Arizona, was stung 1,000 times by 83 insect species to measure toxicity and pain of each. He said the warrior wasp's sting like being in the flow of an active volcano.
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First ‘Get Out and Play Day’ held at County Park

First ‘Get Out and Play Day’ held at County Park | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The first ever “Get Out and Play Day” held Aug. 27 at La Paz County Park was sparsely attended, but organizers noted this was first-time event and things can build
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Buckmaster Show 8/18/2016: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart talks about her future at UA | KVOI (Radio-Tucson)

Today on Buckmaster - A newsmaker interview with University of Arizona President Dr. Ann Weaver Hart. Then, Democratic District 2 Arizona House of Representatives Candidate Rosanna Gabaldon. Plus, Jaye Wells of the Rillito Park Foundation.
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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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Saving Lions: How I’m Protecting Wildlife in My Homeland

Saving Lions: How I’m Protecting Wildlife in My Homeland | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
African wildlife is threatened by human encroachment, poaching, and habitat destruction. Thandiwe Mweetwa, a National Geographic emerging explorer, takes the stage to talk about her work protecting lions and other wildlife in her home country of Zambia.
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News from USDA ………

News from USDA ……… | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
  In case you missed it. With the average age of the American farmer exceeding 58 years, the necessity to usher a new generation into agriculture is also giving way to opportunity across the nation. Over the last eight years, USDA has engaged its resources to provide greater support to new farmers in a variety…
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Arizona Gardeners: Salvia — better known as sage — comes in many sizes, colors

Arizona Gardeners: Salvia — better known as sage — comes in many sizes, colors | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Since the 1980s, many colorful species of ornamental sage have become horticultural stars in low desert landscapes where interest in water conservation has become an important concern.
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NMSU receives $4.4 million grant for pecan research

o New Mexico State University. The grant was funded as part of the Specialty Crop Research Initiative through the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

NMSU’s allotment was part of $36.5 million awarded for research and extension to support American farmers. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grant awards earlier this month.

NMSU Research Associate Professor Jennifer Randall submitted the grant application in March.

“When I received the phone call, I was very, very excited,” Randall said. “More people are finding out about the grant every day, and the response has been very positive. Everyone is thrilled that NMSU is leading the work on this project.”
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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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