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UA Students Take Aim on Top Careers in STEM | UANews

UA Students Take Aim on Top Careers in STEM | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the STEM fields — are becoming increasingly valuable in today's workforce, bringing a range of skills needed to drive innovation in different disciplines. According to a Kelly Services report based on government data, the top five STEM careers, based on projected growth through 2020, are: biomedical engineering, medical science (excluding epidemiology), software development, biochemistry/biophysics and database administration.
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ENR2 Tells a Story Decades in the Making | UANews

ENR2 Tells a Story Decades in the Making | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It was an ambitious but deceptively simple goal: Design a building that tells a story. Like most stories, the 150,000-square-foot Environment and Natural Resources Phase 2, or ENR2, building is an immersive experience that went through many rewrites. "Everything really came down to one question for us," said ENR2 lead architect Jim Richard of richard+bauer architecture. "How can we create powerful, memorable moments for people as they move through the building?"
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UA's Hart talks about 'slurs,' trash talk and leadership | Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona president describes for new book her tenure at Tucson school.
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USTA First to Sponsor Innovators’ Circle at 2015 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming | American Horse Publications

The Race Track Industry Program is pleased to announce the United States Trotting Association’s support and commitment as the first sponsor, and judge, of this year’s inaugural Innovators’ Circle pitch competition. The event, held at the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, showcases participants pitching their innovative ideas and/or products to top executives in the racing and gaming world. The winning participants earn cash prizes.
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New medical device concept could reduce time to diagnose infections | Health Medicine Net

IMAGE: This is an artistic rendition of the DOTS qPCR device. view more Credit: Dustin HarshmanWhen a patient arrives at a hospital with a serious infection, d
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Device Concept Could Drastically Reduce Time for Infection Diagnosis | Surgical Products

Device Concept Could Drastically Reduce Time for Infection Diagnosis | Surgical Products | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new diagnostic device created by collaborative team of UA engineers and scientists may significantly reduce the amount of time necessary to diagnose tissue infections.
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Device Could Speed Diagnosis of Infections | UANews

Device Could Speed Diagnosis of Infections | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When a patient arrives at a hospital with a serious infection, doctors have precious time to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment accordingly. Their ability to act quickly and correctly not only makes a difference to the patient’s outcome, it determines whether the infection spreads to other patients in the clinic — and can even contribute to the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
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UA researcher works with common household plants and spices to kill bacteria on food | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Sadhana Ravishankar, a UA associate professor in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, received a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help improve the safety and quality of farm-to-fork organic leafy greens through the use of natural sanitizers.

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Women in Pest Control and Entomology | Insight Pest Solutions

Women in Pest Control and Entomology | Insight Pest Solutions | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The scene is all too common in people's imaginations today. A young girl shrieks at the sight of a spiders, an ant or any other creepy-crawly. In comes a father, brother, boyfriend or husband to the rescue.
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Operation Cool Shade returns to MEC | Mohave Daily News

Mohave Electric Cooperative, together with the city of Bullhead City, is once again sponsoring Operation Cool Shade, encouraging the use of shade trees to help save energy dollars by reducing air conditioning usage.
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Drought-Stricken Lake Mead Gets Boost From Preservation Program | Indian Country Today Media Network

Drought-Stricken Lake Mead Gets Boost From Preservation Program | Indian Country Today Media Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new program pays farmers, industries, tribes and municipalities to reduce their use of Colorado River water and boost levels at Lake Mead.
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Tech helping Yuma Ag Center face future | Yuma Sun

The University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center is planting the seeds for future success with agricultural technology. 
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UA Aids Myanmar's Seafood Industry | UANews

UA Aids Myanmar's Seafood Industry | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A University of Arizona-led partnership was awarded a grant of more than $1.7 million from the United States Agency for International Development to help develop an aquaculture industry that will be central to Myanmar's strategy to rejoin the global economy.
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UA Online Offers Second Chance for Returning Students | UANews

UA Online Offers Second Chance for Returning Students | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When life gets in the way of completing a degree, returning seems nearly impossible for some students. But UA Online provides students with a chance to pick up where they left off and meet their goal of completing their bachelor's degree. In addition to returning University of Arizona students, who never had a chance to finish their Wildcat experience, transfer students, parents, and military personnel and student veterans now can complete their UA degree.
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Quicker Diagnosis of Infections with New Device | Science World Report

Quicker Diagnosis of Infections with New Device | Science World Report | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The DOTS qPCR device has the ability to greatly reduce the time needed for doctors to be able to make diagnosis-based decisions.
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Where the rubber once met Cole Grade Road | Valley Roadrunner (Valley Center CA)

Where the rubber once met Cole Grade Road | Valley Roadrunner (Valley Center CA) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For a short period of time around World War I, Valley Center was a place where the rubber truly met the road. Now, what remains of Valley Center's guayule plant rubber plantation sits idly by on Cole Grade Road.
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New Medical Device Concept Could Reduce Time to Diagnose Infections | ScienceNewsline

New Medical Device Concept Could Reduce Time to Diagnose Infections | ScienceNewsline | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When a patient arrives at a hospital with a serious infection, doctors have precious few minutes to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment accordingly. Doctors' ability to act quickly and correctly not only makes a difference to the patient's outcome, it determines whether the infection spreads to other patients in the clinic, and can even contribute to the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
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Bacterial leaf scorch confirmed in Arizona pecan | Western Farm Press

Bacterial leaf scorch confirmed in Arizona pecan | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Its official – the Arizona pecan industry has a new plant disease, according to plant pathologist Mary Olsen.

Olsen of the University of Arizona told several hundred folks gathered at the Arizona Pecan Growers Association annual meeting in Tucson in August that pecan bacterial leaf scorch (PBLS) disease was confirmed in Arizona pecan in July with help from the Plant Diagnostic Lab at New Mexico State University (NMSU).

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New Medical Device Concept Could Reduce Time to Diagnose Infections | Infection Control Today

New Medical Device Concept Could Reduce Time to Diagnose Infections | Infection Control Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When a patient arrives at a hospital with a serious infection, doctors have precious few minutes to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment
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ENR2: A New Model for Sustainability | UANews

ENR2: A New Model for Sustainability | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Poised to become the most sustainable building on the University of Arizona campus, Environment & Natural Resources Phase 2 is a forward-focused, people-centered building whose much-anticipated debut finally has arrived. A point of pride for the ENR2 team is the building's inspired use of the slot canyon, which illustrates how the design responds to the desert environment, said May Carr, senior architect for Planning, Design and Construction and ENR2's design manager.
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Mixed Greens: The UA's Studies in Sustainability | UANews

Mixed Greens: The UA's Studies in Sustainability | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

By offering well over 400 courses related to sustainability — in everything from poetry to economics — the University of Arizona has committed to giving students of virtually every major the opportunity to "go green."

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Five of the most obscure college degrees in America | College Fix

Five of the most obscure college degrees in America | College Fix | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Majoring in alcohol isn’t just a joke.
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Biz awards earned in Southern Arizona | Arizona Daily Star

Flinn-Brown Fellows; PCC awards; Best Lawyers and more.
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Citrus-Killing Bacteria Not Affecting Arizona's Industry | Arizona Public Media

Citrus-Killing Bacteria Not Affecting Arizona's Industry | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona's citrus industry has escaped a tree-killing bacterial infection that is plaguing the three other states that grow citrus commercially, and a researcher says he thinks he knows why.
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Researchers Work to Keep US Food Crops Safe | NZ Health Tech (Blog)

Researchers Work to Keep US Food Crops Safe | NZ Health Tech (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Three grants totaling $400,000 will be used to study E. coli contamination of irrigation water for food crops. The results of the research will benefit farmers
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