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Turning Tucson Green: UA Student-Run Composting Program Partners With City | UANews

Turning Tucson Green: UA Student-Run Composting Program Partners With City | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A single person can't make a difference in the world? The 14 University of Arizona undergraduate and graduate students in Compost Cats don’t believe that.

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Undergrad's Research Involves Plant With Anti-Tumor Potential | UANews

Undergrad's Research Involves Plant With Anti-Tumor Potential | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

"It's going to change everything," says University of Arizona junior Philipp von Bieberstein.

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UA Global Retailing Conference Announces 2014 Presenters | UANews

UA Global Retailing Conference Announces 2014 Presenters | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing has announced its 2014 Global Retailing Conference lineup of presenters, which includes UA alumnus Lundgren, CEO of Macy's, and Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

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Conference Connects UA Students With Industry Executives | UANews

Conference Connects UA Students With Industry Executives | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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It may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance: the opportunity to meet with representatives from some of the world's leading companies – Nike Jordan, Macy's Inc. and Target.

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UA Awarded JedCampus Seal for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Programs | UANews

UA Awarded JedCampus Seal for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Programs | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

For its mental health and suicide prevention programs, the University of Arizona has been nationally recognized with the JedCampus seal.

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UA Conference for Undergrad Research Celebrates 25th Year | UANews

UA Conference for Undergrad Research Celebrates 25th Year | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona's Undergraduate Biology Research Program will hold its 25th annual conference this weekend to showcase student research in areas ranging from cancer to psychology.

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New UA Center to Offer Solutions for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation | UANews

New UA Center to Offer Solutions for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment is launching a new center that will connect and build on climate change adaptation projects, resources and expertise across campus. The center will work to provide solutions for some of the toughest challenges related to planning for and acting on climate change and weather extremes, such as drought, heat waves, floods, fires and severe storms. 

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UA Scientists Help Decipher Origin of Flowers | UANews

UA Scientists Help Decipher Origin of Flowers | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The newly sequenced genome of the Amborella plant addresses Darwin's "abominable mystery" – the question of why flowers suddenly proliferated on Earth millions of years ago.

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Six UA Students to Receive Centennial Awards at Commencement | UANews

Six UA Students to Receive Centennial Awards at Commencement | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Each of the students has been named a recipient of the UA's Centennial Achievement Award, which was established in 1984 by Student Affairs.

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The Virus That Makes a Disposable Syringe | UANews

The Virus That Makes a Disposable Syringe | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A research team led by the University of Arizona and Purdue University has discovered something very unique about a virus that has been studied for decades: It has the ability to grow a temporary tube-shaped structure, enabling it to inject its DNA into the bacteria on which it preys.

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Enactus: Building a Stronger Community Through Partnership | UANews

Enactus: Building a Stronger Community Through Partnership | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Members of a University of Arizona student club have been partnering with Tucson nonprofits, drawing on entrepreneurship skills and methods to revitalize and strengthen those organizations.

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A School in the Sky: UA Science and Tucson Students | UANews

A School in the Sky: UA Science and Tucson Students | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Seven-thousand feet above Tucson, and surrounded by the horizons, K-12 students are learning about the natural world and the night sky at the University of Arizona's UAScience Sky School at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.

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UA Ag and Cardiology Profs Team Up to Make Impanted Devices 'Sticky' | UANews

UA researchers are testing nanotechnology to improve how cardiovascular implant devices are attached in the body.

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UA Honors 'Pillars' of Research, Teaching, Engagement | UANews

UA Honors 'Pillars' of Research, Teaching, Engagement | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Several University of Arizona faculty members, students and alumni were honored last week as Pillars of Excellence in recognition of their contributions in research, service, teaching and academic excellence.

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UA and Arizona Celebrate STEM Fields with Annual SciTech Festival | UANews

UA and Arizona Celebrate STEM Fields with Annual SciTech Festival | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

During February and March, more than 400 expos, workshops, discussions, exhibitions and tours at locations across the state of Arizona will bring science and technology to the public.

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Pizza Herb Could Help Curb Foodborne Illness | UANews

Pizza Herb Could Help Curb Foodborne Illness | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A study led by University of Arizona researcher Kelly Bright has found that carvacrol – the substance in oregano oil that gives the pizza herb its distinctive warm and aromatic smell and flavor – is effective against norovirus, causing the breakdown of the virus’ tough outer coat.

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The 10 Most Tweeted-About Super Bowl Ads | UANews

The 10 Most Tweeted-About Super Bowl Ads | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Forbes reported that this year's Super Bowl game was expected to break 2012's mark of 111.3 million viewers. Second to the game, Super Bowl commercials are a main draw for viewers, often spurring just as much conversation as the game's top plays. And companies should hope they would as a 30-second spot in this year's Super Bowl cost a cool $4 million, according to Paul Farhi of The Washington Post.

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Fungi are the 'Secret Police' in Rain Forest Diversity, Study Finds | UANews

Fungi are the 'Secret Police' in Rain Forest Diversity, Study Finds | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A new study has revealed that fungi, often seen as pests, play a crucial role policing biodiversity in rainforests. Rachel Gallery, an assistant professor of microbial ecology in the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment, contributed to the project by analyzing and identifying fungal communities.

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Microbial Murder Mystery Lands Two UA Students in Top 10 of Ocean Science Video Challenge | UANews

Microbial Murder Mystery Lands Two UA Students in Top 10 of Ocean Science Video Challenge | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A science video disguised as a cartoon murder mystery has landed two University of Arizona marine ecology students among the top 10 finalists in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge, an outreach campaign designed to inspire scientists to communicate the meaning and significance of scientific research to a broader audience.

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Prefer Dry Heat to Arctic Chill? Genetics Might Be the Reason | UANews

Prefer Dry Heat to Arctic Chill? Genetics Might Be the Reason | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

While people in the East and Midwest have been suffering through an intense cold system drifting in from the Arctic, those in the Southwest have been enjoying beautiful, warm weather – and rubbing it in to family and friends in cooler climates by boasting about it on social media.

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New Look Inside Cell Nucleus Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics | UANews

New Look Inside Cell Nucleus Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Researchers have successfully isolated and sequenced the entire messenger RNA – the "genetic photocopies" – contained in the nucleus of a single brain cell.

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Two Faculty Earn Distinguished Outreach Awards | UANews

Two Faculty Earn Distinguished Outreach Awards | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Two University of Arizona faculty members will be conferred with the title of University Distinguished Outreach Faculty on Saturday during the UA's 149th commencement ceremony.

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UA to Celebrate 149th Commencement on Saturday | UANews

UA to Celebrate 149th Commencement on Saturday | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Students who have completed their bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees will be honored Dec. 21 during the University of Arizona's 149th commencement ceremony.

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UA Named a Top University for Student Veterans | UANews

UA Named a Top University for Student Veterans | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona is one of the best institutions to consider pursuing a higher education degree, according to U.S. News & World Report's inaugural list of the Best Colleges for Veterans.

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Arizona Universities Expand AZ Earn to Learn Need-Based Financial Aid Program | UANews

Arizona Universities Expand AZ Earn to Learn Need-Based Financial Aid Program | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Katrina Verduzco hadn't thought much about going to college until a representative from the University of Arizona came to talk to her class at Flowing Wells High School. Then everything changed.

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