The University of Arizona

Russian Dolls of the Bug World

UANews | February 28, 2012
Parasitic wasps that use tiny insects known as aphids as living nurseries for their brood can sniff out whether the host insect is protected by symbiotic bacteria. The wasps have altered their egg-laying strategy to overwhelm aphid defenses and ensure survival of wasp offspring.

UA Expands Offerings for Central Arizona Students

UANews | February 24, 2012
Students now have access to additional degree options because of a new agreement signed by the UA and Central Arizona College administrators. Among the program offerings are agribusiness economics and management, nutritional sciences, anthropology, communication and English.

UA Earns Sustainability Gold

UANews | February 23, 2012
The UA has earned gold for its campus-wide sustainability efforts, joining the ranks of 30 institutions in the U.S. and Canada. The rating comes from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, a group that measures and encourages sustainability.

Genome Sequencing Finds Unknown Cause of Epilepsy

UANews | February 23, 2012
In one of the first successful attempts to use whole-genome sequencing to track down the cause of a neurological disease in a patient, UA researchers have identified a previously unknown mutation in a sodium channel protein as the likely cause of a severe form of epilepsy.

UA's Multi-Million Dollar Research Initiative Gets Booster

UANews | February 23, 2012
The UA's Research Data Center offers researchers access to powerful high-performance computing capabilities benefiting scientific, engineering, social, economic and cultural research.

UA Rube Goldberg Device Flush With Toilet Humor

UANews | February 23, 2012
With its bathroom-themed contraption, the UA's Rube Goldberg Club aspires to win a regional competition Feb. 25 as part of Engineering Week. Rube Goldberg competitions ask student teams to design elaborate devices that perform simple tasks.