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2nd Annual Connect2STEM Makes Learning Fun | UANews

2nd Annual Connect2STEM Makes Learning Fun | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
About 4,500 people attended Connect2STEM, a community event co-sponsored by the University of Arizona and Cox7 Arizona to inspire young people to take interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Held Saturday on the campus of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Connect2STEM served as the official kickoff for the Arizona SciTech Festival.
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Yuma Center Of Excellence For Desert Agriculture Planning Annual Meeting January 12 | PerishableNews

Yuma Center Of Excellence For Desert Agriculture Planning Annual Meeting January 12 | PerishableNews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In Yuma, Arizona, growers, shippers and subsidiary agriculture companies have come together with the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to form the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture. With a year under their belt, the partnership between industry and university has proven successful.
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Omnibus budget bill recognizes importance of scientific research

Omnibus budget bill recognizes importance of scientific research | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With the omnibus spending bill, Congress showed that funding science is a bipartisan priority. Not only did the legislation include an increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as reported in the Dec.
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Yuma Agriculture Water Conference slated for Jan. 13 | Western Farm Press

Yuma Agriculture Water Conference slated for Jan. 13 | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Agriculture water impacts this entire community and there are many who share in the burden of protecting our water rights and being continuously educated.
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Growing Up With the AZ Insect Festival

Growing Up With the AZ Insect Festival | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Kids love bugs. They're tiny, which makes them easy to interact with, and they behave so differently from bigger creatures in the world around them. Observing insects is one of the ways many children begin to express their curiosity about the world at large. The Arizona Insect Festival, put on in September by the University of Arizona, offers children a chance to explore their interest in bugs. From that, they develop a love for science and an understanding of our natural world.
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Arizona Gardeners: Be careful with Africanized honey bees in your yard

Arizona Gardeners: Be careful with Africanized honey bees in your yard | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With the start of a new year, it is a good time to think once again about Africanized honey bees and set some goals to help protect us during the coming year.
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Growing passions take flight

Growing passions take flight | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
ELOY, In the middle of a low-density neighborhood on the edge of the main part of town, some green has begun to sprout out in the middle of the brown desert. It seems an unlikely location for a horticultural movement to begin.
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Yuma Agriculture Water Conference Planned For January 13, 2016 - PerishableNews

Yuma Agriculture Water Conference Planned For January 13, 2016 - PerishableNews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Yuma agriculture community continues to look for opportunities to engage and educate stakeholders regarding the importance of being up-to-date on water issues and the impact water management decisions can have on the agriculture industry. An agriculture water conference, slated for January 13, 2016 in Yuma, will bring together leading experts and leaders for updates on current issues regarding water rights and supply.
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Cotton Prices Low; Crop Waning as One of the State's Five Cs

Cotton Prices Low; Crop Waning as One of the State's Five Cs | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Low prices, urban pressure for land, water issues lead farmers to other crops.
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Arizona Gardeners: Don’t use pesticides until you read and understand label

Arizona Gardeners: Don’t use pesticides until you read and understand label | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If used correctly, pesticides labeled for home use can be an easy solution for insect, spider and weed infestations. The secret to ultimate success in controlling these pests is directly tied to how well we read and understand the label.
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This model gives us the best look yet at how Amazon forests will react to climate change

This model gives us the best look yet at how Amazon forests will react to climate change | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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New frontier: Technology makes Yuma ag even more efficient, productive

New frontier: Technology makes Yuma ag even more efficient, productive | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The need to produce 70 percent more food by the year 2050 to sustain a growing global population with less water and land sounds like “Mission Impossible.” Moreover, the agricultural trends in technology alone to accomplish this seem more like science fiction than reality.
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NSF's iPlant Rebrands to CyVerse, Provides Data Management and Computation Across Scientific Disciplines | insideHPC

NSF's iPlant Rebrands to CyVerse, Provides Data Management and Computation Across Scientific Disciplines | insideHPC | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The National Science Foundation’s premier data management platform for the life sciences has rebranded, shedding the project’s original label of iPlant Collaborative and donning the new name CyVerse. The rebrand emphasizes the project’s capacity to provide data management and computation services beyond plant sciences, for collaborations across scientific disciplines.
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Why Squirrels Seem To Have Let Themselves Go This Winter

Why Squirrels Seem To Have Let Themselves Go This Winter | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It has to do with the weather.
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Record Fundraising Highlights UA Culture of Collaboration | UANews

Record Fundraising Highlights UA Culture of Collaboration | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona Foundation received a record $293 million in gifts and commitments in fiscal 2015. The investments, both outright and endowed, show just how much alumni, friends and donors believe in the institution and its future. Philanthropic support for the UA never has been stronger than it is today. For three out of the past four years, philanthropic giving to the University has topped the previous year. Records also were set in 2012 with $212 million raised, and in 2014 with $234 million in gifts and commitments.
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Campus Units Spread the End-of-Year Cheer and Generate Support

Campus Units Spread the End-of-Year Cheer and Generate Support | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
What was once a dirt lot is now a full, lush garden of plenty at Our Neighbor's Farm and Pantry in Safford, Arizona, thanks to the help of the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Located in Graham County, where more than 22 percent of the population lives in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the pantry provides food security to those who need it the most.
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UA Researchers Launch Guide to El Niño

UA Researchers Launch Guide to El Niño | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It has been heralded as the Godzilla El Niño, but researchers at the University of Arizona want to assure you that the climate force forecast to pummel North America this winter is no monster. Instead, they say, this wet season could bring cooler temperatures and record rain and snow to the Southwest in a natural oscillation that occurs every two to seven years.
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Aiello Excited About New Oaklawn Role

Aiello Excited About New Oaklawn Role | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
"I am excited to be someplace where the entire community rallies around the track," the announcer said. "It will be great to be able to go places and have conversations with people about what is happening in racing."
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Young students learning agriculture biology

Young students learning agriculture biology | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
YUMA, Ariz. - The spring semester is starting for Yuma County schools and students are getting  hands on experience with agriculture biology. This is all thanks to eighteen University of Arizona stude
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Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness thrives

Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness thrives | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Area often has nation's highest jobless rate, is leader in vegetable production.
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8 niche degrees that can really pay off

8 niche degrees that can really pay off | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
You can get paid to drink wine? Sign us up!
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Arizona Gardeners: Controlling insects on winter vegetables

Arizona Gardeners: Controlling insects on winter vegetables | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you are growing lettuce, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower and other winter vegetables in your garden, you will want to keep a careful watch for insect pests.
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SCIENCE STUDIO: Climate and the Warming of the Southwest

SCIENCE STUDIO: Climate and the Warming of the Southwest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Gregg Garfin is an associate professor in climate, natural resources and policy in the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the
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