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Entomology Professor Gets Grant to Study Bacteria in Wasps | UANews

Entomology Professor Gets Grant to Study Bacteria in Wasps | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

University of Arizona entomology professor Molly Hunter has received a $520,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore bacterial manipulation of insect reproduction.

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The Failing Freezer: How Soil Microbes Affect Global Climate | UANews

The Failing Freezer: How Soil Microbes Affect Global Climate | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $3.9 million to an international collaboration led by University of Arizona ecologists Scott Saleska and Virginia Rich to study how microbes release greenhouse gases as they access nutrients in thawing permafrost soils under the influence of a warmer climate.

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Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs at Arizona Insect Festival | UANews

Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs at Arizona Insect Festival | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Visitors to the 2013 Arizona Insect Fetival at the UA had a chance to see, touch and even taste a wide variety of creepy crawlies. The annual festival, sponsored by the UA's department of entomology, draws thousands every year to campus to learn about bugs and their important role in our lives.

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UA Insect Collection Renovation Continues as Annual Festival Nears | UANews

UA Insect Collection Renovation Continues as Annual Festival Nears | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona Insect Collection – which features 2 million irreplaceable specimens – is undergoing a massive renovation to expand the available space, better protect the collection and add a computerized database.

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Student Develops Educational Agriculture Videos for the Public | UANews

Student Develops Educational Agriculture Videos for the Public | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Given the complications of growing gardens in various regions of Arizona, University of Arizona students and staff have developed short films to teach residents how to plant and harvest fruits and vegetables.

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UA-Developed Apps Aid Arizona Cotton Farmers | UANews

UA-Developed Apps Aid Arizona Cotton Farmers | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Mobile and Web apps aren't just for tweeting your thoughts or posting your status. The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has created high-tech mobile and Web applications to help cotton farmers manage their crops.

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You Are What You Tweet: Using Twitter to Track Dietary Habits | UANews

You Are What You Tweet: Using Twitter to Track Dietary Habits | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Some people use Twitter to keep up with the news, others to stay in touch with friends, but researchers at the University of Arizona have identified yet another potential use for the popular social networking site: keeping track of what people eat and why.

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UA Office Works With Business, Industry to Improve Employment Skills in Youth | UANews

UA Office Works With Business, Industry to Improve Employment Skills in Youth  | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Through grant funding from the Arizona Department of Education, the UA Department of Agricultural Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is partnering with industry, policy makers and educators to strengthen career and technical...
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BRAVO! Program Provides UA Students With Research Opportunities Abroad | UANews

The UA's Biomedical Research Abroad: Vistas Open! program sends students to other countries to work in labs run by colleagues of UA faculty mentors. This summer, students are researching in England, Singapore, Germany, France, Japan, India and Kenya.
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UA Experts Collaborate to Reduce Disease-Triggering Inflammation | UANews

UA experts in medical, behavioral and family sciences are teaming up to better understand the effects of inflammation – and how to manage it.
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Rain Gods in a Desert Sea: New Book Celebrates Southern Arizona's Mountains | UANews

University of Arizona scientists Wendy Moore and Richard Brusca have published an illustrated book to celebrate and share the rich and unique natural history of southern Arizona's mountains – the "sky islands" – with a general, non-scientific audience.

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The Shrinking Colorado River – How Low Will the Flow Go? | UANews

Higher temperatures will be a key driver of future decreases in Colorado River flow, according to a new report from a team that includes UA scientists.
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High School Students Discover Biodiversity Treasure Trove | UANews

UA associate professor Betsy Arnold and Tucson High Magnet School science teacher Margaret Wilch developed a science course allowing high school students to participate in real desert biology research.
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In the Bull's-Eye of Climate Change | UANews

In the Bull's-Eye of Climate Change | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A panel of distinguished University of Arizona climate experts spoke before a crowd of about 100 in the Kiva auditorium in the Student Union Memorial Center, commenting on the latest United Nations report on climate change, published just a few hours prior. The panel interpreted the report's findings and shared implications for the Southwest.

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UA-Led Research Collaborative Awarded $50M to Advance Cyberinfrastructure for the Life Sciences | UANews

The National Science Foundation has awarded $50 million to a multi-institution collaborative headquartered at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute to create a national cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences.

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UA Students Earn Nationally Competitive Fellowships | UANews

UA Students Earn Nationally Competitive Fellowships | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Stephanie Tolbert is working to reduce toxicity in cosmetics. Erin Durban-Albrecht is investigating the effects of anti-gay ideologies in Haiti. Both University of Arizona doctoral students have earned American Fellowships from the American Association of University Women, or AAUW.

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Top 8 Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle | UANews

Top 8 Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

College life and dorm living can wreck a person's good nutrition, for undergraduate and graduate students alike. All of a sudden, your schedule is dizzying – running from class to class, maybe even work, and trying to get community service in while being attentive to family and other relationships. 

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How to Learn on Your Feet | UANews

How to Learn on Your Feet | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tired of sitting still in a lecture hall and scribbling notes for an hour or two?

 

The University of Arizona has a variety of classes branching out of the traditional lecture setting and, instead, engaging students in active learning, including community service and fieldwork.

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The Must-Do List for Every UA Freshman | UANews

The Must-Do List for Every UA Freshman | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Calling all class of 2017 members – this is your charge: print out or write down this list of things to do and take care of each item within the first few weeks of class.

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Meeting a Mountain Lion: Do's and Don'ts | UANews

Meeting a Mountain Lion: Do's and Don'ts | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Arizona's mountains provide a prime habitat for mountain lions. While encounters with mountain lions are rare, it's important to know what to do should you come face-to-face with one of these large cats.

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UA Science Keeps Fairways Green With Less Water | UANews

UA Science Keeps Fairways Green With Less Water | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Growing lush carpets of grass in the arid Southwest using effluent water is challenging.
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UA Working to Expand Student Research, Graduate Admissions | UANews

A number of programs at the UA focus on helping undergraduate students get to graduate school.
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Underwater Robots Connect Military Children at UA Camp | UANews

Children of Southern Arizona military families built underwater remote-operated vehicles at the SeaPearch ROV Robotics Camp, a UA Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development program funded by The 4-H Air Force Military Partnership. Students spent a week learning about real-world uses of underwater vehicles, building their own and testing them at Campus Recreation's pool.

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Bike Program Provides Kids With Wheels, Maintenance Lessons | UANews

Bike Program Provides Kids With Wheels, Maintenance Lessons | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA's Cochise County Cooperative Extension is working with Douglas schoolchildren on a program to repair and refurbish donated bicycles, culminating with a July 4 bicycle rodeo and giveaway.
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Helping Low-Income Families Eat Healthier | UANews

Eat your vegetables. Drink your milk. Get moving. It’s challenging to motivate family members to make healthy choices. But it’s time. In Arizona, 30 percent of children between ages 10 and 17 are either overweight or obese.
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