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Taking a Closer Look at Desalination

Taking a Closer Look at Desalination | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As a variety of factors are expected to increase water scarcity throughout the Southwest region, several states, including Arizona, are considering plans to partner with Mexico to build binational desalination plants.
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The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain' | UANews

The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
By Justin Schmidt Stung by a tarantula hawk? The advice I give in speaking engagements is to lie down and scream. The pain is so debilitating and excruciating that the victim is at risk of further injury by tripping in a hole or over an object in the path and then falling onto a cactus or into a barbed-wire fence.
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World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews

World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The world's largest robotic field scanner has been inaugurated at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center, or MAC, near Phoenix. Mounted on a 30-ton steel gantry moving along 200-meter steel rails over 1.5 acres of energy sorghum, the high-throughput phenotyping robot senses and continuously images the growth and development of the crop, generating an extremely high-resolution, enormous data stream — about 5 terabytes per day.
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UA-Built App Makes Used-Car Buying a Game | UANews

UA-Built App Makes Used-Car Buying a Game | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Purchasing a car can be a stressful experience, especially for first-time buyers. A new mobile app developed at the University of Arizona is making the process a little more fun by teaching teens and young adults about the used-car buying process through interactive games.
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Promising UA Grad Students Earn NSF Fellowships | UANews

Promising UA Grad Students Earn NSF Fellowships | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A group of 24 students affiliated with the University of Arizona received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which is granted to those with proven potential for making significant achievements in their fields.
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UA Researcher Kacey Ernst Maps Potential Risk Areas for Zika

UA Researcher Kacey Ernst Maps Potential Risk Areas for Zika | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With concern growing over a potential epidemic related to the Zika virus, a team of scientists with collaborators from the University of Arizona has defined high-risk areas in the United States. The team was led by scientist Andrew Monaghan of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
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Legacy of Maria Teresa Velez Seen in Members of Class of 2016 | UANews

Legacy of Maria Teresa Velez Seen in Members of Class of 2016 | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
David Maestas is a legacy student of the late Maria Teresa Velez, who spent her professional career expanding higher education opportunities — especially at the graduate level — to underserved and underrepresented student populations. On Friday, Maestas will be among the University of Arizona's graduating students to directly benefit from Velez's work, which included creating and funding programs and services to recruit, train, retain and graduate students.
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UA to Award 3 Honorary Degrees, Alumni Achievement Award | UANews

UA to Award 3 Honorary Degrees, Alumni Achievement Award | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murty, "America's Doctor" and University of Arizona's Commencement speaker, will be presented with an honorary degree during the May 13 ceremony. Financial innovator James Muzzy and Czech parasitologist and biochemist Libor Grubhoffer will also be honored with degrees during the ceremony. 
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I-Squared Awards Honor Impact, Innovation

I-Squared Awards Honor Impact, Innovation | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tech Launch Arizona's third annual awards event honored those whose work directly affects the quality of life through research, collaboration and innovation — key elements in the University of Arizona’s land-grant mission and Never Settle strategic plan. The I-Squared Awards for Innovation and Impact were held at the UA Museum of Art on Monday. Tech Launch Arizona, a presidential cabinet-level office of the UA, creates social and economic impact through bringing the inventions stemming from University research from the lab to the world.
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UA Class of 2016 Prepares for Evolving Job Market | UANews

UA Class of 2016 Prepares for Evolving Job Market | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
According to the Pew Research Center, the millennial generation  — defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 — surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce in 2015, with 53.5 million millennials either holding jobs or seeking them. The University of Arizona's Class of 2016 is at the tail end of this generation. As such, it finds itself in a position to permanently shape the future of American employment.
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Toxic-Spill Researchers Win $600K Haury Challenge Grant | UANews

Toxic-Spill Researchers Win $600K Haury Challenge Grant | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A team of researchers investigating the effects of last year's Gold King Mine toxic spill on the Navajo community has won the first $600,000 challenge grant awarded by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona.
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Documentary on West's Water Issues to Premiere | UANews

Documentary on West's Water Issues to Premiere | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
"Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West," a compelling documentary film that was two years in the making, places the University of Arizona's vast expertise on water issues front and center. The film, a production of Arizona Public Media, the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Water Resources Research Center, was screened in a 60-minute version before a full house at the Loft Cinema in Tucson this week. It will have its televised premiere Friday, April 15, on PBS 6 in Tucson and will premiere in metro Phoenix on KAET 8 in mid-May.
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Study of Bees' Pollen-Foraging Habits Could Create a Buzz

Study of Bees' Pollen-Foraging Habits Could Create a Buzz | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Avery Russell gently holds a bumblebee between his index finger and thumb. The bumblebee has a tiny mustache, which means it’s a male. That, in turn, means it has no stinger. Russell graciously offers a visitor the chance to hold it, too, so that she can feel the startlingly high frequency with which it vibrates its thorax. He then encourages her to take a whiff of the little bee. "Bumblebees smell great," Russell says.
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UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives World Food Prize | UANews

UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives World Food Prize | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona alumna Maria Andrade, a plant scientist whose research led to the introduction of nine drought-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to farmers in Mozambique, is one of four individuals to receive the 2016 World Food Prize, announced by the foundation that supports the award.
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UA, Saudi Universities Partner on Farming | UANews

UA, Saudi Universities Partner on Farming | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The idea that it takes millions or billions of dollars to make a significant difference in social agriculture is being dispelled by the University of Arizona and Saudi Arabia institutions. Working in partnership to develop pilot farming projects with price tags of less than $50,000, the institutions are advancing social agriculture to help farmers achieve economic profitability while promoting environmental sustainability.
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Protection of Pollinator World Is Important to Agriculture | UANews

Protection of Pollinator World Is Important to Agriculture | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Some of our tiny planetary cohabitants contribute significantly to our ability to grow and access foods, but some are declining in stark numbers. Pollinators — which include the world's bees, butterflies, birds and bats — have an important role in maintaining the health of the ecosystem and supporting agriculture by planting pollen grains, which in turn result in fruit and seeds.
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UA Student Selected by National Geographic as Emerging Explorer | UANews

UA Student Selected by National Geographic as Emerging Explorer | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The National Geographic Society has announced that University of Arizona graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa is part of its 2016 class of Emerging Explorers, a group of 13 individuals from around the globe whose unconventional thinking and innovations are changing the world for the better.
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UA Engineers Zero In on Ovarian Cancer

UA Engineers Zero In on Ovarian Cancer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona researcher Jennifer Barton is leading a two-year, $1 million project funded by the National Cancer Institute to identify imaging biomarkers of ovarian cancer, the most deadly gynecological cancer in the United States. This work may enable the first effective screening system for ovarian cancer, said Barton, interim director of the UA's BIO5 Institute. 
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UA Students and Employees to Participate in Honor Flight | UANews

UA Students and Employees to Participate in Honor Flight | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A group of University of Arizona student veterans and employees will accompany 140 World War II and Korean War veterans on a trip this week to Washington, D.C., with the group serving as guardians while the military veterans visit memorials built in honor of service.
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UA's Vet Med to Meet Critical Need

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The new home for the University of Arizona’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program will be its newest campus: UA Oro Valley. The campus, near the intersection of Oracle Road and Hanley Boulevard, also will support a new UA initiative tied to One Health, a worldwide effort to address disease threats to humans and animals simultaneously and improve the health of both populations. The UA will use supercomputer-driven predictive analytics to detect and diagnose emerging threats to human health.
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Leading Retailers to Offer Insights About What's 'In'

Leading Retailers to Offer Insights About What's 'In' | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona has announced the 2016 presenters at its 20th annual Global Retailing Conference, which will be held April 14 and 15 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson. Given the rapid evolution in retailing, this year's conference will focus on what's "in" — trends that are reshaping an industry that is increasingly challenged to be intimate, innovational and instant.
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UA Ties Still Strong for Triple Crown Winner Baffert

UA Ties Still Strong for Triple Crown Winner Baffert | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Before he was the most renowned horse trainer in the world with a Triple Crown to his credit, Bob Baffert was a fixture at Arizona Stadium. From the time he was 10, Baffert, a Nogales native, used to regularly make the hourlong trek north to Tucson to cheer on the Arizona Wildcats. With some mix of his six siblings, Baffert would station himself in the "Knothole," a children's area in the south end zone of the stadium. He frantically cheered on the Wildcats, elated by the wins and crushed by the losses — a requirement for anyone with the last name Baffert.
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Maria Teresa Velez: Farewell to a Revolutionary

Maria Teresa Velez: Farewell to a Revolutionary | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Maria Teresa Velez had a focused, dedicated mission to open up historically inaccessible spaces for underrepresented students, particularly at the graduate-level. As associate dean of the University of Arizona's Graduate College, Velez envisioned that, with graduate degrees in hand, such students would be best equipped to positively impact communities — whether they be social, economic or scientific — throughout Arizona and across the nation.
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UA Club Helps Train Guide Dogs | UANews

UA Club Helps Train Guide Dogs | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the midst of busy class schedules, meetings, homework and other activities, you might spot a puppy on campus every once in a while. Some of them might be enjoying the grass on the UA Mall — but some come to campus to learn.
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