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Students get savvy with charity projects | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Students get savvy with charity projects | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There are many great philanthropy opportunities to be found in Tucson, but for this group of students, giving back to the community is done out of respect for their club motto: enable progress through entrepreneurial action.
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Racing official Joe Crugnale dies at 62 | Harness Racing Portal

Joseph V. "Joe" Crugnale, Chief Investigator for the Ohio State Racing Commission and formerly a longtime judge at The Meadows, Louisville Downs, and other tracks, died Sunday, Nov. 23, after battling cancer. He was 62.
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Central information website for the global seed industry | SeedQuest

Central information website for the global seed industry | SeedQuest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Rice will remain the primary source of food for half of the world, but the world's population is expected to grow by more than two billion in the next 35 years. Among the most pressing issues facing the world today is how to grow enough food to feed a human population that will expand by more than two billion in the next 35 years without exhausting resources and destroying the environment.

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Changes in Holiday shopping trends | KVOA (TV-Channel 4 Tucson)

If you haven't already noticed, heading out for a little holiday shopping is getting scarier by the day. Stores are packed, but some shoppers don't mind taking on the challenge. Others prefer more comfort by shopping the days before Black Friday in-store or online.



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Arizona Gardeners: Rock piles in your garden, taking a hint from Hohokam farmers | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

A rock pile mulch system is not just any old mound of rocks. Those piles built by farmers from long ago were assembled with a specific purpose, construction and function. They were used to grow useful, drought-tolerant plants, mainly species of Agave, on rainfall only. Those of us trying to grow landscape plants with less water get really excited just thinking about the possibilities!


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Verde Valley among future UA veterinary school sites | Verde Independent (Cottonwood, AZ)

A piece of land along SR 260 is the planned future home of a University of Arizona veterinary extension campus, said College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Shane Burgess.

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New research shows the aisle seat is the most germiest on a plane | Daily Mail (UK)

New research shows the aisle seat is the most germiest on a plane | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A microbiologist from the University of Arizona has presented findings that show sitting in the aisle makes you the most vulnerable to being contaminated by germs on a plane.
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Why You Should Never Sit In The Aisle Seat On An Aeroplane | Huffington Post

Why You Should Never Sit In The Aisle Seat On An Aeroplane | Huffington Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sitting in the aisle seat on an aeroplane may give you easy access to the loo and some extra space to stretch your legs, but it also makes you more exposed to germs. A scientist at the University of Arizona found that aisle seats have a significantly higher level of bacteria on them than window seats.
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Awards and Accolades | UA@Work

Congratulations to the recently honored University employees and programs.
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UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question' | UANews

UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Among the most pressing issues facing the world today is how to grow enough food to feed a human population that will expand by more than two billion in the next 35 years without exhausting resources and destroying the environment.

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Does The Low Cost Of Water Discourage Conservation? | Water Online

Does The Low Cost Of Water Discourage Conservation? | Water Online | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The price of water is dangerously low, and the result is that people use more of it, according to a New York Times columnist.



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Parasites trigger healthy eating in caterpillars | Bio-Medicine

Some parasites trigger their own destruction by altering their hosts' behavior, researchers at The University of Arizona and Wesleyan University report in Nature.

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A marvel in history: The credit card | Credit Card Guide

Retail store credit cards, often called proprietary or private label cards, and gasoline cards were the original credit cards in the U.S., says Michael Staten,  professor and director of Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona.


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“Wine in the Desert” festival on Dec. 13. | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

“Wine in the Desert” festival on Dec. 13. | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The Arizona Wine Growers Association presents the last of its signature series events for 2014: “Wine in the Desert” in Tucson at St. Philip’s Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Honey bee research buzzing on UA campus | Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA affiliates and students are currently active in honey bee research with the vision that the bees are beneficial to the Tucson economy and ecology.
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New NSF-funded platform takes science to the clouds | Cloud Cow (Blog)

Scientists and engineers in all disciplines can now store, share and analyze data through Jetstream, the first all-science cyber-computing platform, a $6.5 million project funded by the National Science Foundation. The iPlant Collaborative based at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute will play an important role in development and operation of Jetstream.

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Arizona Gardeners: Mistletoe is a parasite on native trees, shrubs in the desert | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Because they have the unique ability to take energy directly from another plant, the various species of mistletoe can cause the slow, steady decline of host trees and shrubs



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Here's how to avoid illness on a plane | The Independent (UK)

Here's how to avoid illness on a plane | The Independent (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A combination of cramped seating, dry air and jet lag means that most people don’t feel their best when they disembark an aeroplane – but where you choose to sit during a flight could have a bigger impact than you think.
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Fairgrounds on tenuous footing | Havasu (Lake Havasu AZ) News-Herald

From ADA-compliant restrooms along the midway to batting cages somewhere in the outlying area, the Mohave County Fair Association has a prioritized list of 39 projects to improve the 68-acre county fairgrounds.



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Why you really don’t want to sit in the aisle seat | Fox News

Why you really don’t want to sit in the aisle seat | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Always choose the aisle seat on a flight? You might reconsider after reading this research. A leader in infectious diseases has said the aisle seat is the germiest seat on the plane, thanks to the number of people you’re exposed to as they walk by.


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UA Employees, Programs Recognized for Their Work | UANews

The UA's Office of Global Initiatives and Center for English as a Second Language have announced three Global Excellence Award winners.

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Why You Get Sick On Planes – And How To Keep It From Happening | io9.com

If you're about to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving, you're probably dreading the possibility that you'll catch a bug along the way, and with good reason: Many people come down with something nasty in the days following an airplane flight. Why does this happen, and how can you keep yourself from getting sick?
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UA Ranked No. 64 of Best Global Universities | UANews

UA Ranked No. 64 of Best Global Universities | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

he University of Arizona was the only Arizona institution ranked in the top 100 overall by U.S. News & World Report in its inaugural listing of Best Global Universities, released Tuesday.

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Home on the RangeView | Bio-Medicine

Riding the range isn't the only way to find out what's growing on your ranch.

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How beetles hack into ant colonies | Phys.org

How beetles hack into ant colonies | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Pretending to be one of them, ant-nest beetles trick ants to rear their brood—and then reward their hosts by devouring them. UA entomologists have discovered that the beetles evolve at an astonishing rate.
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