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Speaker Series to Feature 'Genius Grant' Winners | UANews

Speaker Series to Feature 'Genius Grant' Winners | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Exceptional creativity, significant accomplishment, boundless potential — the University of Arizona’s MacArthur Fellows exemplify all three. From neuroscience and astronomy to linguistics, ethnobotany and anthropology, these scholars are changing the world. For the first time, a dedicated speaker series will explore and celebrate the innovation and impact of the MacArthur Fellows' work.
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What a Year! Remembering the Best of 2014 | UANews

The University's big stories included record enrollment, milestone anniversaries and research findings carrying international impact.


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What We've Done Lately | UANews

What We've Done Lately | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Among institutions across the nation, the University of Arizona is among the top ranking for research and development expenditures, and it maintains a strong record for landing state and federal grants to help solve some of the most pressing contemporary challenges. How does that investment help? Here are just a few recent examples of how UA-led research, or investigations involving University scientists, has been shaping new knowledge and providing practical solutions to everyday challenges:  
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Curious About the Mediterranean Diet? Here's the Lowdown | UANews

Curious About the Mediterranean Diet? Here's the Lowdown | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Mediterranean diet is not merely about eating well, but about healthy living.
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Ancient Wisdom Boosts Sustainability of Biotech Cotton | UANews

Ancient Wisdom Boosts Sustainability of Biotech Cotton | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that these two approaches can be compatible.
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Website Shines Light on Renewable Energy Resources | UANews

Website Shines Light on Renewable Energy Resources | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona researchers and a group of partners have developed a tool that will help utility companies better understand the long-term impact of renewable energy on the power grid and provide insight on how to integrate these resources in the future in the most cost-efficient and reliable way for consumers.
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Six to Watch: UA Students Earn Centennial Achievement Awards | UANews

Six to Watch: UA Students Earn Centennial Achievement Awards | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
They have founded organizations to support underserved students, conducted research to aid in improved support for low-income students, completed service work in international communities and earned advanced degrees while raising a family. These are some of the stories of six students who have earned the University of Arizona's Centennial Achievement Awards.
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UA Employees, Programs Recognized for Their Work | UANews

The UA's Office of Global Initiatives and Center for English as a Second Language have announced three Global Excellence Award winners.

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UA Ranked No. 64 of Best Global Universities | UANews

UA Ranked No. 64 of Best Global Universities | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

he University of Arizona was the only Arizona institution ranked in the top 100 overall by U.S. News & World Report in its inaugural listing of Best Global Universities, released Tuesday.

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UA Research Spawns Eco-Friendly Cement Substitute | UANews

UA Research Spawns Eco-Friendly Cement Substitute | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When he was a Ph.D. student in the University of Arizona Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, David Stone won a student innovation competition with the invention of an eco-friendly substitute for Portland cement.

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How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies | UANews

How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

We've all heard the story of the Trojan horse, when unsuspecting Trojans opened their city's gate to a giant wooden horse, only to find themselves ambushed by the Greek soldiers hiding inside.

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Agriculture Alumnus of the Year P. Andrew 'Andy' Groseta | UANews

Agriculture Alumnus of the Year P. Andrew 'Andy' Groseta | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

P. Andrew "Andy" Groseta, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumnus of the Year, is a third-generation Arizona rancher who has reached pinnacles of success in his ranching career, industry leadership roles, and service to the community and his alma mater.

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Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change | UANews

Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tiny soil microbes are among the world's biggest potential amplifiers of human-caused climate change, but whether microbial communities are mere slaves to their environment or influential actors in their own right is an open question.

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A New Way to Visualize the UA's Statewide Impact | UANews

A New Way to Visualize the UA's Statewide Impact | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With three campuses, 160 telemedicine sites and Cooperative Extension offices in every Arizona county, the UA has a wide-ranging impact beyond its main campus in Tucson. A new tool is now available that illustrates the UA's significant presence across the state.
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Center Focuses on Compassion to Improve Ethics, Health | UANews

Center Focuses on Compassion to Improve Ethics, Health | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Whether coping with physical ailments, contentious home lives or arduous semesters, we all have techniques to offset the hardships in our lives. But can we expand those methods and become better people in the process? Through a generous gift from the Arizona Friends of Tibet, the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is positioned to explore this question through the newly launched Center for Compassion Studies — the nation's first formalized collegiate center for compa
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Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control | UANews

Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Strategies for delaying insect resistance to transgenic crops rely on assumptions that often are overly optimistic, a new study led by University of Arizona scientists shows. Published as an advance online publication by the journal Nature Biotechnology, the findings could improve management practices for current biotech crops and promote development of new varieties that are more effective and more durable.
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UA to Serve Up Fresh Approach to Health | UA News

UA to Serve Up Fresh Approach to Health | UA News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Mediterranean diet has seen growing global popularity as researchers find that the dietary pattern can help prevent or reduce obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Responsive to that popularity, the University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences is hosting a series of events meant to explore and share current research related to the dietary pattern, which focuses on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts, along with lesser amounts o
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Pucker Up: Five Fast Facts About Mistletoe | UANews

Pucker Up: Five Fast Facts About Mistletoe | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It's the holiday symbol for romance that has sparked countless smooches.
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New Genome Research Illuminates Bird, Crocodile Evolution | UANews

New Genome Research Illuminates Bird, Crocodile Evolution | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In an era of big data, modern genome sequencing techniques allow individual research groups to sequence whole genomes quickly and cost-effectively, creating the possibility for large-scale genome mapping projects. The Avian Phylogenomics Consortium, led by Erich Jarvis of Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University, has undertaken just such a project: The international consortium has sequenced the genomes of 48 bird and three crocodile species.
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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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UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question' | UANews

UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Among the most pressing issues facing the world today is how to grow enough food to feed a human population that will expand by more than two billion in the next 35 years without exhausting resources and destroying the environment.

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Do You Need a Junk-Food Intervention? | UANews

Do You Need a Junk-Food Intervention? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

What if your social media network — the actual interface, not your followers — could tip you off to a personal risk for developing a preventable medical condition, then help you figure out ways to improve your lifestyle?

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TLA's College Embeds Have Fingers on Research Pulse | UANews

TLA's College Embeds Have Fingers on Research Pulse | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Transforming an idea to reality can be an intimidating, complex process. Fortunately for University of Arizona innovators, Tech Launch Arizona is on hand to help.

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100% Student Engagement Series: UA Student Lands Macy's Internship | UANews

100% Student Engagement Series: UA Student Lands Macy's Internship | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Natalie Sanchez, a journalism senior with a minor in fashion, worked this past summer with Macy's Merchandising Group in New York City as a private brands marketing intern. 

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A Little Halloween Love for Bats | UANews

A Little Halloween Love for Bats | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Bats are the quintessential creatures of the night. From ancient mythology to modern pop culture, the winged mammals have long captured our imaginations and inhabited our deepest nightmares.

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