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Program’s aim: Grow stronger families | Casa Grande Dispatch

Children gobbling down plates of spaghetti and parents and kids chatting about their day could be the scene from any dinner table, but on Thursday nights at Head Start in Casa Grande, the simple act of sitting down for a meal is one of several activities aimed at improving intrafamily dynamics.

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Personal Finance and Economics Take Center Stage in Phoenix at Council for Economic Education's 55th Annual Conference

Personal Finance and Economics Take Center Stage in Phoenix at Council for Economic Education's 55th Annual Conference | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Over 500 Educators, Experts, Economic and Financial Leaders to Address K-12 Financial and Economic Education in Our Nation's Schools
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB
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Personal Finance and Economics Take Center Stage in Phoenix at Council for Economic Education’s 55th Annual Conference

Personal Finance and Economics Take Center Stage in Phoenix at Council for Economic Education’s 55th Annual Conference | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Personal Finance and Economics Take Center Stage in Phoenix at Council for Economic Education’s 55th Annual Conference The event will bring together over 500 K-12 educators, industry thought leaders, representatives of the Federal Reserve and partners from across the country to hear unique perspectives, and exchange ideas for bringing financial and economic education to the classroom. With networking events, over 100 hands-on training sessions and special roundtable sessions led by master teachers, attendees will have an opportunity to learn from their peers and share best practices at the elementary, middle and high school levels. David Wessel, Director, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy & The Brookings Institution; Mary C. Daly, Senior Vice President and Associate Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; and Michael E. Staten, Ph.D., Take Charge America Endowed Professor and Director, Take Charge America Institute for Consumer Financial Education and Research & Assistant Dean for Careers, Commerce and Industry. At the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 6, CEE will honor the Center for Economic Education at California State University East Bay and the Center for Economic and Financial Education at Western Washington University, this year’s recipients of the Albert Beekhuis Award for exhibiting excellence in practice and delivery of high quality programs.
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Beyond jack-o-lanterns and pie

Beyond jack-o-lanterns and pie | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Pumpkin season officially starts Saturday as most area fall-theme farm activities and pumpkin patches open for the season.
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Elegant yet efficient: Hydroponics for the home

Elegant yet efficient: Hydroponics for the home | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Water and light are all you need to grow a few plants and herbs inside.
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This Is the Worst Insect Sting in the World

This Is the Worst Insect Sting in the World | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It’s not where you’d think.
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What Is This #AZCritter? Leaf Beetle Larvae

What Is This #AZCritter? is a new digital series from the Arizona Science Desk that wants to help you identify and learn more about interesting Arizona animals.
Have you ever seen a strange critter in Arizona you couldn’t identify? Submit it to science.kjzz.org/azcritter.
If your photo gets chosen, you’ll get a free Arizona Science Desk keychain!
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Arizona Student Unions explain why there’s only one gluten-free option on campus

Arizona Student Unions explain why there’s only one gluten-free option on campus | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
RELATED: Cup Quequitos: Vegan cupcakes that actually taste good
RELATED: Column: Looking for gluten free, food allergy friendly or just plain cheap healthy food at the UA?
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Network Makes Environmental Change Tangible | UANews

Network Makes Environmental Change Tangible | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
On a trawler combing the base of Mexico's Gulf of California for shrimp, research duo Eric Magrane and marine conservationist Maria Johnson found themselves standing before writhing masses of bycatch, described as the unwanted marine life in the nets of commercial fishers.
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Farmed fish could solve pending population crisis, food experts say

Experts say aquaculture is the only way to feed a world with 2.5 billion more people
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RISE Symposium to Highlight Range Research | UANews

RISE Symposium to Highlight Range Research | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Experts will share their research in natural history, environmental science and resource management in the Southwest during a forthcoming symposium to be held at the University of Arizona. The Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems, or RISE, Symposium enables the sharing of recent results of scientific research at the USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed and the UA Santa Rita Experimental Range.
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UA Report: Few Studies Look at Well-Being of LGB Youth of Color | UANews

UA Report: Few Studies Look at Well-Being of LGB Youth of Color | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While research on lesbian, gay and bisexual youth has increased in recent years, these studies often fail to look at the experiences of young people of color, according to a new report in the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health.
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UA Helps Community With Kissing-Bug Problem | UANews

UA Helps Community With Kissing-Bug Problem | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
BISBEE, Ariz. — Plant your feet on Main Street in old Bisbee and cast your eyes upward, toward the turquoise blue sky. Now, take in the view — a panorama of houses perched on narrow roads that retreat into the hills.
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Personal Finance and Economics Take Center Stage in Phoenix at Council for Economic Educations 55th Annual Conference

Personal Finance and Economics Take Center Stage in Phoenix at Council for Economic Educations 55th Annual Conference | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 28, 2016

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Arizona Gardeners: Succulent plants look good in landscape

Arizona Gardeners: Succulent plants look good in landscape | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Do you have a saguaro, prickly pear, or a century plant in your landscape? If so, you get to enjoy the beauty and interest of a succulent plant.
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FHSU Alumni Association announces 2016 Alumni Awards | Press Releases | hdnews.net

FHSU Alumni Association announces 2016 Alumni Awards | Press Releases | hdnews.net | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Seven alumni and friends of Fort Hays State University will be honored at the Alumni Awards and Recognition Banquet on Friday during homecoming celebrations.
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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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Refill? You Might Want To Wash That Office Coffee Mug First

Refill? You Might Want To Wash That Office Coffee Mug First | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When it’s time for an afternoon pick-me-up, if you reach for your mug from the morning to rinse out and refill — wait just a second. There might be something in that mug you don’t want.
“You find all kinds of bacteria. We do find E.coli in coffee cup mugs, and other types of fecal bacteria,” said Dr. Charles Gerba with the University of Arizona.
Gerba did a study 15 years ago about the germs found on office coffee mugs - and the research still gets picked up and circulated on the Internet. It may be a morbid fascination with just how gross the office mug can get.
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Arizona to appeal adverse decision | JAVMA News

Arizona to appeal adverse decision | JAVMA News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The AVMA Council on Education has voted to deny a letter of reasonable assurance for the University of Arizona’s proposed School of
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Neuman Set to Call Los Alamitos Winter Meet

Track announcer Bobby Neuman will return to Los Alamitos Race Course to call the Winter meet in December.
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Elegant, yet efficient: Hydroponics at home | Features | Journal Gazette

The Journal Gazette, as Fort Wayne and northeast Indianas largest newsgathering operation, is your best source of local news, sports, business, dining and entertainment information as well as comprehensive auto, home, jobs and classified ads.
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EPA grants Section 18 to combat sorghum aphid in Ariz.

EPA grants Section 18 to combat sorghum aphid in Ariz. | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona sorghum growers can now apply for a permit from the Arizona Department of Agriculture and use Transform WG immediately to control sugarcane aphid.
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IANR Vice Chancellor Finalists Announced | KTIC (Radio-West Point, NE)

IANR Vice Chancellor Finalists Announced | KTIC (Radio-West Point, NE) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the finalists for the position of Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and University of Nebraska Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources. The position opened when Ronnie Green became the university’s 20th chancellor earlier this year. Finalists Michael Boehm, William Brown, Gary Thompson [...]
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32 Students + 15,000 Insects Equals One Biological Clue | UANews

32 Students + 15,000 Insects Equals One Biological Clue | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of biology's most challenging puzzles — how organisms change in response to the pressures of natural selection — might just have become a little easier to tease apart, thanks to research that took 32 undergraduate students and more than 15,000 caterpillars (of children's book fame) to complete. 
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