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UA Researchers Launch Guide to El Niño

UA Researchers Launch Guide to El Niño | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It has been heralded as the Godzilla El Niño, but researchers at the University of Arizona want to assure you that the climate force forecast to pummel North America this winter is no monster. Instead, they say, this wet season could bring cooler temperatures and record rain and snow to the Southwest in a natural oscillation that occurs every two to seven years.
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Campus Units Spread the End-of-Year Cheer | UANews

Campus Units Spread the End-of-Year Cheer | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
What was once a dirt lot is now a full, lush garden of plenty at Our Neighbor's Farm and Pantry in Safford, Arizona, thanks to the help of the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Located in Graham County, where more than 22 percent of the population lives in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the pantry provides food security to those who need it the most.
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UA Celebrates Special Honors for Four Faculty Members | UANews

UA Celebrates Special Honors for Four Faculty Members | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A newly minted Regents' Professor, a University Distinguished Professor and two University Distinguished Outreach Faculty were formally recognized and celebrated by the University of Arizona on Wednesday.

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Embracing Health on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation | UANews

Embracing Health on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The sterile commercial kitchen at the Pascua Yaqui Health Center comes alive with the sound of clanking spoons in stainless bowls, and young people’s laughter, one Wednesday evening a month. It's part of a monthly healthful cooking class put on by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension's "Garden Kitchen" on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation. The classes are free and open to any Pascua Yaqui tribal member.
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The UA's Treasury of Exotic Trees | UANews

The UA's Treasury of Exotic Trees | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona is known not only for its academic excellence and strong athletic program, but also for its sizable collection of unique trees. Take the Cassia fistula, for example, commonly called the Golden Shower tree. Its abundant, bright-yellow blossoms are embraced by many in its native habitat of India and Southeast Asia, making it the state tree of Thailand.
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Three UA Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows | UANews

Three UA Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A global network of scientists has elected three University of Arizona faculty members American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, a distinction awarded to those who are advancing science in ways that are considered scientifically or socially distinguished. Dozens of UA faculty members have been named fellows of AAAS, the largest general scientific society in the world. This year's fellows from the UA are:
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UA Ties Still Strong for Triple Crown Winner Baffert | UANews

UA Ties Still Strong for Triple Crown Winner Baffert | UANews | 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
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App Teaches Teens Mindfulness Skills | UANews

App Teaches Teens Mindfulness Skills | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While mindfulness-based resources increasingly are offered for adults, adolescents have received less attention. University of Arizona postdoctoral research associate Tami Turner has designed a mindfulness-based mobile app and is in the midst of a pilot study investigating the associated benefits for its users.  "Kids generally need to know the 'why' behind things, and there also needs to be some relevance to their life and present story," said Turner, whose position is in the UA Department of N
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STEM Retention Program to Reach Hundreds More | UANews

STEM Retention Program to Reach Hundreds More | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With a new $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of Arizona will be able to retain hundreds of additional students in the high-demand science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
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2 UA Colleges Collaborate to Form Law and Policy Center | UANews

2 UA Colleges Collaborate to Form Law and Policy Center | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Natural Resource Users Law and Policy Center — the first of its kind in the nation — has been launched at the University of Arizona to address the currently unmet legal needs of ranchers, farmers, miners and others whose business involves the use of natural resources.
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Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives

Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Not every research or technology project can boast that its director also heads up national initiatives in life sciences and biotechnology. The University of Arizona's Parker Antin is a unique case. Antin leads the iPlant Collaborative, the UA-headquartered computational infrastructure project that is the National Science Foundation's premier data management service.
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Nicole Chapman: Blue Chip Workhorse | UANews

Nicole Chapman: Blue Chip Workhorse | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The setting sun plunges the Tucson Mountains into silhouette and casts a golden glow on the fields and stables of the University of Arizona Equine Center. UA student Nicole Chapman is just starting her shift caring for the thoroughbreds and quarter horses that are used in classes such as horsemanship, equitation workshop, and weanling and yearling management.
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Researchers to Examine Soy Intake, Breast Cancer Risk | UANews

Researchers to Examine Soy Intake, Breast Cancer Risk | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Once you understand how something works, the next step is to figure out how to keep it working. That is precisely the goal of Donato Romagnolo and Ornella Selmin of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Knowing that the BRCA1 gene functions as a tumor suppressor, Romagnolo and Selmin are working on a way to keep the gene from being repressed through epigenetic changes caused by environmental factors.
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Who Needs Holiday Nostalgia? You Do | UANews

Who Needs Holiday Nostalgia? You Do | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
From Budweiser’s Christmastime Clydesdale commercials to in-store holiday carols, nostalgia is everywhere at this time of the year, especially when it comes to advertising, marketing and retail sales. But how and why does nostalgia influence consumer choices, behavior and (ultimately) spending, especially during the holiday season?
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UA Launches Center for Regional Food Studies | UANews

UA Launches Center for Regional Food Studies | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
To coincide with Tucson's designation as the newest UNESCO City of Gastronomy, the Center for Regional Food Studies has been established at the University of Arizona.
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Unexpected Wood Source for Chaco Canyon Great Houses | UA News

Unexpected Wood Source for Chaco Canyon Great Houses | UA News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The wood in the monumental "great houses" built in Chaco Canyon by ancient Puebloans came from two different mountain ranges, according to new research from the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. The UA scientists are the first to report that before 1020, most of the wood came from the Zuni Mountains about 50 miles to the south. The species of tree used in the buildings did not grow nearby, so the trees must have been transported from distant mountain ranges.
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'Fires of Change' Exhibit Brings Illumination | UANews

'Fires of Change' Exhibit Brings Illumination | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Fire is a powerful symbol in art, able to convey destruction and power but also passion and the potential for change. The "Fires of Change" exhibit, now at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, brings this symbolism to life. From large installations made from trees to charcoal drawings made from ash collected at various fire sites, the impact of wildfires on forests feels almost tangible in the exhibit space.
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New WEST Center to Address Water Issues | UANews

New WEST Center to Address Water Issues | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Leaders from the University of Arizona, Pima County and city of Tucson were on hand for the grand opening of the WEST (Water & Energy Sustainable Technology) Center — a new, state-of-the-art facility that will enable UA researchers, public officials and business leaders to work together in developing new technologies that will help communities deal with water scarcity and re-use.
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UA Scientist Is Building a Better Pecan Pie | UANews

UA Scientist Is Building a Better Pecan Pie | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sunlight cuts through the rows of trees that make up the pecan groves just south of Tucson. It’s not yet Thanksgiving, but harvesting has already begun. Thanks to El Niño, farmers are expecting early and substantial rains — conditions ill-suited for gathering nuts once they have been shaken from the trees.
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Documentary Wins Regional Emmy | UANews

Documentary Wins Regional Emmy | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The documentary "Earthlight" follows the success of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center lunar greenhouse team in constructing a closed system that recycles all air and water and produces food that astronauts will need for extended missions to the moon and Mars.
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UA Campus Microclimates Revealed

UA Campus Microclimates Revealed | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With Old Main at his back, Mark Novak gestures westward, toward the University of Arizona’s historic district. He’s talking about the many microclimates on campus — some large, some small, some hidden, others exposed.
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Virtual Class Driven by Data to Succeed | UANews

Virtual Class Driven by Data to Succeed | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Modern technology has blurred the boundaries of place, time zone and people, between students learning details and scientists leading discoveries. Case in point: A revolutionary virtual class brought together undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Arizona and Western Michigan University in the spring of 2014.
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Interdisciplinary Group Addresses Climate Change Through Art | UANews

Interdisciplinary Group Addresses Climate Change Through Art | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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10 Tips for an Orange, Black and 'Green' Halloween | UANews

10 Tips for an Orange, Black and 'Green' Halloween | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
From an environmental standpoint, Halloween has some serious issues.
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UA Boosts Awareness of Valley Fever | UANews

UA Boosts Awareness of Valley Fever | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With two impending clinical trials, Valley Fever Awareness Week, to be observed Nov. 7-15 in Arizona, is bigger than ever this year. In fact, activities for the 13th annual occasion — held by proclamation of the Arizona governor’s office since 2003 — have grown beyond the official second week in November, with free presentations for the public and health professionals in Tucson and Phoenix scheduled from Oct. 24 to Nov. 18. The More You Know, the Better
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