The University of Arizona

$50M Gift From Haury Estate to Focus on Environment, Society and Southwest

UANews | September 22, 2014
A large bequest to the UA Foundation from the estate of Agnese Nelms Haury, a longtime friend of the University, has pushed the Arizona NOW fundraising campaign past the billion-dollar mark.

Meteorite That Doomed Dinosaurs Remade Forests

UANews | September 16, 2014
The impact decimated slow-growing evergreens and made way for fast-growing, deciduous plants, UA researchers say, and that provides an explanation for those fall colors.

Asian Monsoon Much Older Than Previously Thought

UANews | September 15, 2014
Scientists originally thought the climate pattern, which brings torrential summer rains and dry winters, began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. But UA researchers say that's not going back far enough.

Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore

UANews | September 15, 2014
UA scientists, including entomology expert Bruce Tabashnik, are on the leading edge of an approach to tackle global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss.

Interactions of Earth’s Smallest Players Have Global Impact

UANews | September 15, 2014
A new study reveals the interactions among bacteria and viruses that prey on them thriving in oxygen minimum zones, stretches of ocean starved for oxygen that occur around the globe. The UA's newly launched Ecosystem Genomics Institute is dedicated to the researching such microbial communities in their natural environments as an important step in understanding global processes including climate.

UA Geoscientist Has $2.36 Million Grant to Study Southern Ocean’s Role in Climate Regulation

UANews | September 12, 2014
The grant is part of a $21 million multi-institutional effort to expand knowledge of the Southern Ocean’s role in ocean health and the Earth’s climate.

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