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Grants Support Junior Faculty, Community Outreach Projects

UANews | October 26, 2011
Sixteen up-and-coming UA junior faculty members and six UA projects that partner with the local community are recent recipients of grant funding through the UA Foundation and the UA Office of the Vice President for Research.

Scientists, Public Team Up to Discover Biodiversity

UANews | October 25, 2011
During the 2011 BioBlitz at Saguaro National Park, school children and volunteers teamed up with experts to embark on a 24-hour race to discover and tally as many of the park's living creatures as possible in an effort to better understand the ecology and biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.

Lifting Space Exploration to New Heights

UANews | October 20, 2011
A new space telescope designed to peer into the inner reaches of far-away solar systems and a balloon riding the jet stream 120,000 feet above ground are two UA research proposals selected by NASA for further evaluation as potential future science missions.

Workshops on Designing an Outdoor Oasis Set to Begin

UANews | October 20, 2011
The classes aim to help Southern Arizona residents create beautiful outdoor living spaces that incorporate native plants that are lush, heat and cold tolerant, add shade and attract wildlife. The workshops begin Oct. 22 and continue through next year.

UApresents, Environment Institute Collaborate on Climate Panel

UANews | October 19, 2011
UApresents, the UA's professional performing arts presenter, and the UA Institute of the Environment are partnering to present "Vanishing Islands: Culture and Climate Change," a panel event on Oct. 21 designed to foster awareness, discussion and action about the global impact of climate change.

Biosphere 2 Dedicates Lectures to Memory of Michael J. Drake

UANews | October 19, 2011
The UA Biosphere 2 continues its successful Let's Talk Science! lecture series for visitors to the facility. The talks, which begin Oct. 22, are designed to increase the public's understanding of science topics. The series is dedicated to Regents' Professor Michael J. Drake, who died recently.