The University of Arizona

UA to Develop Investigative Screening Tools via Partnership

UANews | April 28, 2011
A UA-USIS team will develop new investigative tools to conduct comprehensive interviews and inquiries of current and prospective employees, including those of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies, with an eye toward commercialization.

UA Tree-Ring Lab to Get New Home

UANews | April 26, 2011
After 75 years in "temporary quarters" under the UA's football stadium, the world's first laboratory dedicated to tree-ring research soon will have a new home in the Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building.

UA Preparatory Math Goes Virtual

UANews | April 25, 2011
The UA's math department is experimenting with a novel approach to early math instruction – one with a heavy emphasis on technology and peer-to-peer tutoring.

UA Engineers Win Patent for Protein-Based Electronic Circuits

UANews | April 25, 2011
UA engineers have patented a process that could lead to the next big leap in microelectronics, completely changing the way microchips are made. Pierre Deymier, a professor of materials science and engineering, is one of the UA faculty members who invented the process.

More Than Mere Pond Scum

UANews | April 22, 2011
Algae could soon become a valuable biofuel resource, according to research at the UA. More than 300 times as productive a source for renewable energy as corn, algae could be used to make biodiesel to power vehicles and industries – if it can be produced at a low enough cost to be feasible economically.

UA Adds a Leaf to Its Sustainability Portfolio

UANews | April 21, 2011
The UA will receive an all-electric car for its car-sharing fleet on Earth Day – Friday, April 22. Through its partnership with Connect by Hertz, UA employees and students will be able to choose a zero-emissions Nissan Leaf in addition to several fuel-efficient vehicles already available.

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