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Top Students in STEM Earn National Fellowships

UANews | April 24, 2014
Twenty-two UA students and alumni have been selected for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which provides substantial funding to each recipient over a three-year period for graduate studies in STEM areas. Past recipients of the nationally competitive fellowship include Nobel Prize winners, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and the UA's Benjamin Blonder, who recently was named a White House Champion of Change.

Project Diversifies Voices in the National Public Sphere

UANews | April 24, 2014
The UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has brought The OpEd Project to Tucson. The national media outreach campaign trains women thought leaders to produce editorials for news outlets in an effort to diversify perspectives and opinions in the public sphere.

Tucson Mayor Celebrates Earth Day with UA’s Campus Arboretum

The UA Campus Arboretum hosted an Arbor Day event on April 22 to celebrate campus and community leaders for their excellence in promoting stewardship and conservation of urban trees. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild spoke about the city of Tucson’s 10,000 Trees Campaign and members of the arboretum taught attendees how to select and care for trees in the desert climate. Attendees also were given a special tour of the the wide variety of trees found on the UA campus. For more information visit: http://arboretum.arizona.edu/

Project Reduces Homecoming's Environmental 'Pawprint'

Project Pawprint used innovative research and student engagement to enhance the sustainability of the biggest UA event held every year: Homecoming. During Homecoming 2012, students involved in Project Pawprint collected baseline data related to the environmental impact of the event's energy usage, travel and accommodations, food and materials. For Homecoming 2013, they used that data to reduce the impact by setting up more carpooling and public transportation options and helping food vendors switch from Styrofoam to paper plates so that composting could be an option.

UA Researchers are Creating Better Thermal-Imaging Lens From Waste Sulfur

UANews | April 18, 2014
A UA-led research team has developed a new use for the sulfur left over from oil and natural gas refining: made into a plastic polymer, the material can be made into cheap and lightweight lenses for infrared-light detection devices.

Arizona Now

Arizona Now, the largest campaign in the University of Arizona's history, aims to reach a $1.5 billion fundraising goal. The public phase of the campaign was launched on April 11 with events such as lectures from researchers, tours of key campus buildings and labs. There was also the Expo of Excellence, which showcased student and researcher projects. 

Research Proves Children Retain More Information When They've Napped After Learning

UANews | April 15, 2014
Sleep is essential in helping young children apply what they learn, according to new research by Rebecca Gómez, associate professor in the UA Department of Psychology. In this Q&A, she talks about her new work, which she presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in Boston on April 8 as part of a symposium on sleep and memory.

Bobbi Brown Speaks at UA Global Retailing Conference

The University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing hosted its 2014 Global Retailing Conference at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort April 10-11. About 300 people attended, including UA students and industry professionals. Speakers included UA alumnus and Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, as well as Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, and Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. For a full list of speakers and more information, visit  http://www.globalretailingconference.org.

UA Scientists to Begin Construction on NASA Spacecraft that will Visit Asteroid in 2018

UANews | April 10, 2014
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission successfully passed NASA's Mission Critical Design Review, allowing the endeavor to proceed from the planning and design stage to building the spacecraft and developing the ground system in preparation for launch in 2016.

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