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Ecosystem Metaphor May Apply to Humans | UANews

Ecosystem Metaphor May Apply to Humans | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The world today is more intimate and tightly wound together than ever before. Organizations are linked together in a variety of ways, allowing relationships to form and resources to be exchanged.
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UA Vet Med Program to 'Break the Mold' | UANews

UA Vet Med Program to 'Break the Mold' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A veterinary medical education program unlike any other in North America is being created at the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with an innovative curriculum that will create jobs, student opportunity and build the state’s economic prosperity. "We’re going to break the mold and create the first of a (new) generation of veterinary education programs designed for the 21st century," said Dr. Bonnie Buntain, the new coordinator of the UA’s Veterinary Medical and Surg
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UA App Designed to Help Women Quit Smoking | UANews

UA App Designed to Help Women Quit Smoking | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
See Me Smoke-Free, the first multibehavioral mobile health (mHealth) app designed to help women quit smoking, eat well and get moving, is now available for free at the Google Play Store. The Android phone app, officially released March 30, uses guided imagery to help women resist the urge to smoke, while encouraging them to make healthful food choices and increase their physical activity. The app can be downloaded at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.arizona.guidedimagery.
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Three Minutes to $3,000 | UANews

Three Minutes to $3,000 | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
College students know a thing or two about finals, but these finals are something else entirely. Grad Slam, a tournament at the University of Arizona that involves graduate students talking about their research in three-minute segments, will hold its final round of competition on Monday.
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UA Research goes from Idea to Patent to Market | UANews

UA Research goes from Idea to Patent to Market | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA startup company GlycoSurf has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology, which was created at the University of Arizona. 
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Pigeons Present Public Health Concerns | UANews

California wildlife officials this year have been urging the public to get rid of their bird baths and feeders.

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Science City Adds Pi to the Menu | UANews

Science City Adds Pi to the Menu | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A diverse, excitement-filled Science City lineup awaits visitors as the University of Arizona prepares to share science with the masses at the annual Tucson Festival of Books on March 14 and 15. Visitors to Science City will experience the connection between their daily lives and advances in science and learn about groundbreaking research being done at the UA. The Tucson Festival of Books is the fourth-largest book festival in the world, but it is the only one to incorporate science as a key com
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Project REINU - YouTube | UANews

Nearly 60 representatives from 19 Mexican universities visit the Tucson Village Farm to learn more about how the UA implements its land-grant mission.
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BIO5 Connects Students With Companies | UANews

By Lisa Romero, BIO5 Institute BIO5 Institute’s annual networking event, designed to facilitate interaction of the next-generation workforce with industry experts for internships, full-time employment and career advice, drew close to 200 University of Arizona students to the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building last week.
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LGBT Teens Who Come Out at School Have Better Self-Esteem, Study Finds | UANews

LGBT Teens Who Come Out at School Have Better Self-Esteem, Study Finds | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adolescents who come out at school have higher self-esteem and lower levels of depression as young adults, compared to LGBT youth who don't disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity at school, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Stephen Russell. Published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, it is the first-known study to document the benefits of being out during adolescence, despite the fact that teens may exp
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Super Reception for UA's STEM Event | UANews

Super Reception for UA's STEM Event | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The afterglow of Super Bowl XLIX is being felt this week at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, which took full advantage of its proximity to Super Bowl Central last weekend to host a science-themed event.
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Speaker Series to Feature 'Genius Grant' Winners | UANews

Speaker Series to Feature 'Genius Grant' Winners | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Exceptional creativity, significant accomplishment, boundless potential — the University of Arizona’s MacArthur Fellows exemplify all three. From neuroscience and astronomy to linguistics, ethnobotany and anthropology, these scholars are changing the world. For the first time, a dedicated speaker series will explore and celebrate the innovation and impact of the MacArthur Fellows' work.
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What a Year! Remembering the Best of 2014 | UANews

The University's big stories included record enrollment, milestone anniversaries and research findings carrying international impact.


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UA Grad Slam Is a Grand Success | UANews

UA Grad Slam Is a Grand Success | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Shayan Khoshmagham, a University of Arizona engineering student, pitched an idea for a traffic-light device that would enable vehicles to communicate to one another to help avoid collisions. Soil, Water and Environmental Science student Bradley Schmitz shared his collaborative production of treatment technologies, which brings waste water to potable reuse standards.
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In-State Tuition Aids American Indians | UANews

In-State Tuition Aids American Indians | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A policy granting members of all federally recognized tribes in Arizona in-state tuition — even those who choose to return after attending an institution elsewhere — is helping to retain American Indian students by making educational costs more affordable. Since the residency classification policy was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents in 2013, the University of Arizona has enrolled 85 undergraduate and 15 graduate students under the exception. The UA's total American Indian student popula
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UA's Spring Fling to Celebrate Sustainably | UANews

UA's Spring Fling to Celebrate Sustainably | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Next weekend's Spring Fling, a Tucson tradition organized and run by University of Arizona students, will be a celebration that's also sustainable, thanks to some 60 Wildcats working behind the scenes and amid the crowds. Led by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, the family-friendly event will be held Friday through Sunday on the UA Mall, on East University Boulevard between North Cherry and North Campbell avenues.
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UA Team Wins $100,000 in Water Challenge | UANews

UA Team Wins $100,000 in Water Challenge | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
"Beyond the Mirage," an entry from the University of Arizona, was selected Wednesday as the winner of the New Arizona Prize: Water Consciousness Challenge, receiving the competition’s $100,000 grand prize.
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UA Program Targets Vets, First Responders | UANews

UA Program Targets Vets, First Responders | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The rate at which veterans and members of the military and law enforcement commit suicide is higher than the general population, which has led to major nationwide initiatives and policy changes in recent years. For that reason, the University of Arizona's Supportive Education for Returning Veterans, or SERV, was launched several years ago on the main campus in support of student veterans.
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Could Man's Best Friend Be Man's Best Medicine? | UANews

Could Man's Best Friend Be Man's Best Medicine? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Most dog owners will tell you their furry friends make them feel good emotionally. But the health benefits of owning a dog may not end there. Researchers at the University of Arizona are recruiting participants for a study exploring whether dogs can improve human health by having a probiotic effect on the body. The research will focus specifically on dogs' effect on the health of older adults.
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Retailers to Explore Service 'Everywhere at Once' | UANews

Retailers to Explore Service 'Everywhere at Once' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona has announced the 2015 presenters at its 19th annual Global Retailing Conference, which will take place April 23 and 24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson.  
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Project REINU Taps Into UA's Extension Expertise | UANews

Last week, nearly 60 representatives from 19 Mexican universities made a visit to the Tucson Village Farm, located on the University of Arizona's Campus Agricultural Center along north Campbell Avenue. They were there for more than enjoying the sunshine and tasting the fresh farm produce. They participated in a UA-hosted training for a project to establish a new extension network in Mexico.
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What You and Your Valentine Should Know | UANews

What You and Your Valentine Should Know | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
On Saturday, couples across America will come together to celebrate a little thing called love. But what dictates how we choose the romantic partners we spend our time with on Valentine's Day and every other day of the year? One of popular culture's most persistent theories when it comes to how we choose our mates is something we've all heard before: Opposites attract. But is it true?
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UA Leads Effort to Build Mexican Extension | UANews

UA Leads Effort to Build Mexican Extension | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As the state's only land-grant institution, the University of Arizona has led outreach efforts through its Cooperative Extension offices across Arizona. Now the UA is assisting efforts to build a similar network south of the border. The UA-led project, announced at Thursday's meeting of the Arizona Board of Regents, is called the Red de Extensión e Innovación Nacional Universitaria, also known as project REINU. The name translates to the National University Extension and Innovation Network.
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UA to Expand Number of Tillman Scholars | UANews

UA to Expand Number of Tillman Scholars | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona is working to expand the number of student veterans receiving scholarships from the Pat Tillman Foundation. 
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A New Way to Visualize the UA's Statewide Impact | UANews

A New Way to Visualize the UA's Statewide Impact | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With three campuses, 160 telemedicine sites and Cooperative Extension offices in every Arizona county, the UA has a wide-ranging impact beyond its main campus in Tucson. A new tool is now available that illustrates the UA's significant presence across the state.
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