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Europe's Comet Chaser Provides Test Data for UA's OSIRIS-REx Mission

In a guest column, Dante Lauretta, who is leading the UA's OSIRIS-REx NASA mission, writes about the achievement of the European Space Agency's Rosetta, which became the first mission to successfully land a spacecraft on the surface of a comet. The Philae lander detached from Rosetta on Nov. 12, landing on the comet seven hours later. The landing has made planetary exploration history, Lauretta says.

New UA Resources Examine Youth Sexual Health

Since 2010, the Crossroads Collaborative has brought together researchers from across disciplines at the UA and within in the community to generate research and writing on youth, sexuality, health and rights, commonly known as YSHR.

The Confluencenter and Being 'Confluential'

Since arriving as visiting scholar at the Confluencenter, casual conversations have more than once raised the idea of a yet-undeveloped concept: confluential.

'What I Wish I Had Known as a Freshman'

Reflecting on their time as undergraduate students, three University of Arizona Regents' Professors say that collaborative work is underrated, humanities and history courses are indeed valuable, and mistakes can be a great teacher.

A Tribute to Outgoing Pride of Arizona Band Director, Jay Rees

Video produced by Kirk Sibley

Those who have befriended, worked and studied under Jay Rees over his nearly 20 years at the University of Arizona describe him as a tenacious leader who, through fierce commitment, has worked to elevate music education and the Pride of Arizona marching band's image and stature.

Photo Essay: UA Training the Next Generation of STEM Specialists

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. During the seven-week immersion program, the students served as interns alongside faculty members, postdoctoral students and graduate students in various UA laboratories.

Apollo 11: Reaching for the Moon

This guest column is part of a two-part blog series on UA's involved in the Apollo 11 mission. Also read "Apollo 11: Remembering One of the Most Important Moments in Human History." The package is part of UANews coverage on the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory's historic involvement with NASA missions.

Apollo 11: Remembering One of the Most Important Moments in Human History

This guest column is part of a two-part blog series on UA's involved in the Apollo 11 mission. Also read "Apollo 11: Reaching for the Moon." The package is part of UANews coverage on the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory's historic involvement with NASA missions.

Tips for Preventing Wildfires

As people are gearing up for Fourth of July celebrations, and Arizona remembers the Yarnell Hill Fire a year later, it's important to be reminded of the high fire risk throughout much of the state.

Arizona Facing High Fire Danger a Year After Yarnell

Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Health Services

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