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Live Bugs Tell of a Bug's Life at Insect Festival | UANews

Ask any entomologist, and you might be told that bugs rule the world. Each year in September, they certainly rule the show during the Arizona Insect Festival.

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When Job Loss Equals Weight Gain | UANews

When Job Loss Equals Weight Gain | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Unexpected job loss is one of the most stressful life events a person can experience, and it affects much more than one's pocketbook. It might also lead to weight gain, research suggests.

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UA Takes Integrated Approach to Suicide Prevention | UANews

UA Takes Integrated Approach to Suicide Prevention | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A systematic, multilevel approach to suicide prevention is used by the University of Arizona to address one of the most important health concerns on college campuses.

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Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee | UANews

Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

"Honeybees are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables. They're the cornerstones of heart-healthy and cancer prevention diets," says Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, an adjunct professor in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona and a research leader at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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New Veterinary Degree Program Made Possible by $9M Gift is Critical for State | UANews

New Veterinary Degree Program Made Possible by $9M Gift is Critical for State | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been actively developing a program to train veterinarians in Arizona and help improve animal and public health.

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UA Project Trains Native American High School Students to Build Aquaponic Systems | UANews

UA Project Trains Native American High School Students to Build Aquaponic Systems | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A year ago, high school student Carlos Valenzuela had an idea for a project that would promote sustainability while also helping his community on the Tohono O'odham reservation.

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UA Program Promotes Smart Water Use in Arizona and Beyond | UANews

UA Program Promotes Smart Water Use in Arizona and Beyond | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tucson residents have saved 3.6 million gallons of water while contributing to community enhancement projects through Conserve to Enhance, a program started at the University of Arizona.

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Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms, Study Finds | UANews

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms, Study Finds | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the game of evolution, it's a winner.

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Are Millennials Redefining Adulthood? | UANews

Are Millennials Redefining Adulthood? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

What does it mean to be a "grown-up?"

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Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant | UANews

Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In a multimillion dollar effort to increase the number of Native American students in graduate programs, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is continuing funding of a program founded at the University of Arizona.

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Photo Essay: UA Training the Next Generation of STEM Specialists | UANews

Photo Essay: UA Training the Next Generation of STEM Specialists | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

This summer, 45 high school students from Tucson, Tuba City, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Nogales took part in an innovative University of Arizona program called KEYS – Keep Engaging Youth in Science.

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UA-Neighborhood Partnership Makes a Garden Grow | UANews

UA-Neighborhood Partnership Makes a Garden Grow | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The arid Arizona desert is not the easiest place to cultivate a flourishing organic garden filled with fruits and vegetables. But when the University of Arizona partnered with the Rincon Heights Neighborhood Association in the summer of 2012, just such a garden sprang to life.

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Tiniest Catch: UA Scientists' Fishing Expedition Reveals Viral Diversity in the Sea | UANews

Tiniest Catch: UA Scientists' Fishing Expedition Reveals Viral Diversity in the Sea | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A fishing expedition of microscopic proportions led by Universityof Arizona ecologists revealed that the lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than previously thought.

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New Graduate Education Resources to Enhance Support, Accelerate Research | UANews

New Graduate Education Resources to Enhance Support, Accelerate Research | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The very areas critical for the success of graduate students – the professors, scientists, and government and policy experts of the future – are being expanded at the University of Arizona.

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Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | UANews

Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express that was co-authored by Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Harvesting Monsoon Rains | UANews

Harvesting Monsoon Rains | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

As University of Arizona students partake in recreational sports at Bear Down Field, it's unlikely they realize what lies just beneath their feet.

Under the north edge of the field lies a million-gallon tank designed to mitigate storm flows and harvest stormwater.

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Harvesting Moonsoon Rains | UANews

Harvesting Moonsoon Rains | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

As University of Arizona students partake in recreational sports at Bear Down Field, it's unlikely they realize what lies just beneath their feet.

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UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty | UANews

UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose seeds are made into canola oil.

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Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | UANews

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In the lab, Victoria Obergh transfers bacterial DNA samples into a tray. A graduate student in the University of Arizona's Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Obergh works with the samples under a sterile hood sporting an ultraviolet light to kill any unwanted DNA.

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Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils | UANews

Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Agriculture is big business in Arizona, and industry leaders in Yuma County are teaming up with the University of Arizona to arm growers with science and information they need to swiftly tackle threats to their profitability.

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Generating a Genome to Feed the World: UA-Led Team Decodes African Rice | UANews

Generating a Genome to Feed the World: UA-Led Team Decodes African Rice | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

An international team of researchers led by the University of Arizona has sequenced the complete genome of African rice. The genetic information will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges.

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Generating a Genome to Feed the World: UA-Led Team Sequences African Rice | UANews

Generating a Genome to Feed the World: UA-Led Team Sequences African Rice | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

An international team of researchers led by the University of Arizona has sequenced the complete genome of African rice.

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Insect Insanity at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum | UANews

Insect Insanity at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

University of Arizona entomologists shared their love for bugs during the annual Insect Insanity event held earlier this month at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum earlier this month.

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Losing Sleep Over Your Divorce? Your Blood Pressure Could Suffer | UANews

Losing Sleep Over Your Divorce? Your Blood Pressure Could Suffer | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Those who experience persistent sleep problems after a divorce stand to suffer from more than just dark circles. They might also be at risk for potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new study finds.

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Renters Spend Less on Housing But More on Energy, UA Study Finds | UANews

Renters Spend Less on Housing But More on Energy, UA Study Finds | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

While low-income families often choose multifamily housing for its affordability, a new University of Arizona study finds they could be spending hundreds more in utility costs every year due to a lack of energy-efficient features in their buildings.

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