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Likelihood Low of Asteroid Colliding With Earth

UANews | June 29, 2015
Today is Asteroid Day and Eric Christensen, director of the UA's Catalina Sky Survey, discusses the chances and consequences of a giant space rock slamming into our planet.

Campers Learn About Food, Fitness

The Healthy 2 B Me Wellness Camp, designed for children ages 7-10 and in grades 2-5, teaches aspects of wellness that include nutrition, cooking and exercise.

The annual camp, sponsored by the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is conducted at the UA Recreation Center in three one-week sessions. Students from the college work as camp counselors, giving them the real-world experience that is the focus of the UA's 100% Engagement initiative.

OSIRIS-REx’s First Instrument Arrives for Integration Into Spacecraft

UANews | June 26, 2015
The first of five instruments that will map and analyze asteroid Bennu as part of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission has arrived at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems facility and awaits integration into the spacecraft structure.

Military Choose UA Online, Calling It 'A Perfect Fit'

UANews | June 29, 2015
The University's prestige and reputation, along with supportive clubs and organizations, are a part of what appeals to those who are resuming their education.

Learning the Value of Effective Communication

Photo: Chris Scott - Focus Scout

New Major in American Indian Studies at UA

UANews | June 26, 2015
Program will make the UA more attractive to Native and non-Native students interested in studying the history, socioeconomic issues and environments of Native communities in the U.S.

UA Recognized for Innovation and Impact

UANews | June 24, 2015
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities awards an elite designation to the University for its ability to translate research into technology innovation and commercialization.

Pac-12 Follows UA's Lead, Joins Green Alliance

UANews | June 23, 2015
With a history of commitment to sustainability, the UA has been a member of the Green Sports Alliance since 2013 and in March hosted a "zero waste" men's basketball game.

Is the Heat Bugging You?

Every year about the middle of April, depending on the temperature in southern Arizona, eggs begin to hatch on mesquite trees and small, strange, blue bugs appear in large numbers. People don't notice these tiny insects until sometime in May, when they appear as inch-long, red- and white-banded insects with antennae that have an enlarged segment toward the tip.

These odd-looking beasts are giant mesquite bug nymphs, Thasus neocalifornicus.