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'Soil, Not Dirt' a Digital Journey | UANews

To Rebecca Lybrand, calling soil "dirt" is simplistic and diminishes its importance to plants, animals and humans.

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Undergraduate Researchers Are Off to the Czech Republic | UANews

Undergraduate Researchers Are Off to the Czech Republic | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Thanks to connections that span two continents and more than two decades, a group of University of Arizona undergraduate students is spending the summer in the Czech Republic, in central Europe, conducting parasitology research. Through the UA program Prozkoumat!, undergraduates were selected through a competitive process to be involved in research with scientists at the Institute of Parasitology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in České Budějovice.
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Students Can Earn CALS Nutrition Minor Online

Students Can Earn CALS Nutrition Minor Online | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is now offering online courses for its nutrition minor during each summer and winter session. Over the course of more than one summer, a student can complete the required 18 units, the equivalent of six classes, from a list of 10 approved courses in the UA Department of Nutritional Sciences.
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Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors | UANews

Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two University of Arizona professors have received the highest honor bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system. The appointment of Bruce Tabashnik and Julia Clancy-Smith as Regents’ Professors, approved recently by the Arizona Board of Regents, brings to 99 the UA’s number of Regents' Professors since the designation was created in 1987. The honor is reserved for faculty scholars who have achieved national and international distinction for their work.
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Dusty Secrets Could Help Asthma Sufferers | UANews

Dusty Secrets Could Help Asthma Sufferers | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers in the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute have entered into a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products and Janssen Biotech Inc. to leverage foundational discovery research aimed at determining environmental factors that underlie asthma and allergies. The project's goal is to identify compounds present in dust in the farm environment that may be protective against asthma. Findings from this study could lead to the development of medicines to prevent the di
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UA Race Track Program Basks in Baffert's Triumph

UA Race Track Program Basks in Baffert's Triumph | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As he registered some time ago for the inaugural Pan American Conference on thoroughbred breeding and racing, scheduled to coincide in New York with the fabled Belmont Stakes, Doug Reed allowed himself a momentary flight of fancy. "Wouldn’t it be neat," he thought, "if there was the possibility of a Triple Crown winner?" Reed, coordinator of the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona, got his wish — and so much more — at Saturday’s 147th running of the Belmont in Elmont, New Yo
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Water Conference to Focus on Indigenous Perspectives | UANews

Water Conference to Focus on Indigenous Perspectives | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
What can be learned from the indigenous perspectives on water? And how can this knowledge be used to improve water management? The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center will host a conference on "Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices" on Tuesday and Wednesday to explore those questions.
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UA Food Study: Shop More, Waste Less | UANews

UA Food Study: Shop More, Waste Less | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Part of the reason American shoppers are so attracted to wholesale shopping is their belief that bulk-buying not only prevents waste but can save time and money, providing more value for the dollar. However, results from a qualitative investigation by the University of Arizona of buying habits suggest that the opposite may be true.
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Students Aid Developing Countries | UANews

Students Aid Developing Countries | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A group of University of Arizona students is in Panama this week, working with local communities to provide much-needed health care services. The students are members of the UA chapter of Global Medical Brigades, which is part of a larger international organization. The student-run organization organizes trips to developing countries — mainly Honduras and Panama, and occasionally Nicaragua and Gana. During this year's spring break, students traveled to Panama and Honduras.
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UA Poll: Arizonans Concerned About Global Warming | UANews

UA Poll: Arizonans Concerned About Global Warming | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A large majority of Arizona residents believe the world’s temperature has been rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the nation if nothing is done to curb it, according to a survey conducted by the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment and Stanford University. The survey also found that more than 70 percent of Arizonans support government action to reduce global warming, and a majority of state residents believe people are at least partly to blame for the pl
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UA Employees, Programs Honored | UANews

UA Employees, Programs Honored | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
College of Nursing Faculty Members Named Among Fabulous 50 Nurses
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Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact | UANews

Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the United States, nearly 15 million people and 1 in 13 children suffer from food allergy. In Arizona alone, every classroom contains at least two children with a food allergy. Soybeans are one of the eight foods regulated by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, or FALPA. Soybean is a major ingredient in many infant formulas, processed foods and livestock feed used for agriculture. Soybeans contain several allergenic and anti-nutritional proteins that affect soybean use as
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A Shudder Through the Earth: Learning From Nepal | UANews

A Shudder Through the Earth: Learning From Nepal | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

To the Earth, it was just a shudder. The sudden thrust that caused the tragedy of the Nepal earthquake on April 25 occurred about nine miles underground beneath the Himalayas, releasing built-up stress of unimaginable force along the major fault line where the Indian Plate, carrying India, is slowly diving underneath the Eurasian Plate, carrying much of Europe and Asia.

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UA Launches College-Access Initiative | UANews

UA Launches College-Access Initiative | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An initiative designed to increase the number of low-income, first-generation students who enter and complete college will launch in five Tucson high schools in the fall, staffed by recent University of Arizona graduates.
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Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews

Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every year about the middle of April, depending on the temperature in southern Arizona, eggs begin to hatch on mesquite trees and small, strange, blue bugs appear in large numbers. People don't notice these tiny insects until sometime in May, when they appear as inch-long, red- and white-banded insects with antennae that have an enlarged segment toward the tip. These odd-looking beasts are giant mesquite bug nymphs, Thasus neocalifornicus.
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For Father's Day, Here Are 5 Ways Dads Matter | UANews

For Father's Day, Here Are 5 Ways Dads Matter | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The bond between mother and child has long been recognized as critical to children's development, but what about Dad? Increasingly, scientists have turned their attention to the role of fathers in the family. It's a timely topic, as an estimated one-third of U.S. children grow up in homes without their biological dads, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.    
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How Longhorned Beetles Find Mr. Right | UANews

How Longhorned Beetles Find Mr. Right | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A longhorned beetle’s sexy scent might make a female perk up her antennae. But when the males of several species all smell the same, a female cannot choose by cologne alone. For these beetles to find a mate of the right species, timing is everything, according to research from a University of Arizona-led team.
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'Tough Phase' for Cotton Growers, UA Dean Says | UANews

'Tough Phase' for Cotton Growers, UA Dean Says | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona cotton growers are concerned that water deliveries from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project may be cut as soon as next year.
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Remembering Rafe: From Tide Pools to the Stars | UANews

Remembering Rafe: From Tide Pools to the Stars | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
His "favorite office," in his words, was the tide pools along the rocky coast of Monterey, California. Following the example of marine biologist Ed Ricketts, whom he admired, Raphael "Rafe" Sagarin spent much of his time as an aspiring marine ecologist observing and studying these microcosms teeming with life, pounded by waves at one moment, only to slowly evaporate under the scorching sun in the next, until they were washed over by the returning tide — all in the course of a day.
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Aging Couples Connected in Sickness and Health | UANews

Aging Couples Connected in Sickness and Health | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As the world's population of older adults increases, so do conversations around successful aging — including seniors' physical, mental and social well-being. A variety of factors can impact aging adults' quality of life. Two big ones, according to new research from the University of Arizona, are the health and cognitive functioning of a person's spouse.
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UA Shares Agricultural Technology With World | UANews

UA Shares Agricultural Technology With World | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona again served as Official Knowledge Partner to the 2015 Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this spring. With 102 countries represented at the Forum — launched just a year ago — the GFIA has become one of the world's most influential global platforms for scientists, entrepreneurs and policymakers to present and explore innovations toward sustainable agriculture and food security.
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Class of 2015 Says Farewell | UANews

Class of 2015 Says Farewell | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Decorated mortar boards have become a common and welcome sight during Commencement. Members of the Class of 2015 shared inspirational quotes and personal messages and also gave thanks to family and friends. Among those who shared why they would miss the UA post-Commencement, some mentioned inspirational and supportive faculty members, friends and their connection to campus. For additional photos, click here. Photos: John de Dios/UANews
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Alumni-Owned Company Awarded $100K Grant | UANews

Alumni-Owned Company Awarded $100K Grant | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona alumni entrepreneurs Ricardo Hernandez and John Jackson of Grafted Growers, LLC have been awarded a $100,000 Phase I USDA-SBIR grant. Small Business Innovation Research grants support technology innovation by providing federal research funds to help grow small, technology-based businesses.
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UA to Grant Honorary Degrees to 7 | UANews

The 151st University of Arizona Commencement will feature speaker Jon Huntsman Jr., who also is among seven who will receive honorary degrees from the University. 

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Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine | UANews

Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

 | Anivax and the University of Arizona have announced an agreement to license several technologies developed in a broad-based collaborative effort between the UA and Arizona State University. The license is for a revolutionary Campylobacter food safety vaccine designed to be administered to poultry to reduce colonization by the bacteria and ultimately lower the incidence of human disease and associated conditions.

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