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Celebrate Tumamoc! Event Runs Next Two Weekends

UANews | January 17, 2012
In honor of Arizona's Centennial, UA Science: Tumamoc will share Tumamoc Hill's rich history with the public and showcase the current and future projects there. The Celebrate Tumamoc! event will be held Jan. 21-22 and Jan. 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scientists Prepare to Take First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole

UANews | January 13, 2012
Researchers are gearing up to take the first picture ever of a black hole. By stringing together radio telescopes across the globe, they are building an Earth-sized virtual telescope powerful enough to see all the way to the center of our Milky Way, where a supermassive black hole is believed to be devouring matter.

Keeping an Eye on the Universe

UANews | January 12, 2012
A partnership between the UA and the California Institute of Technology has resulted in the largest database to ever compile the brightnesses of cosmic objects, documenting nearly eight years of observations for 200 million independent objects – including the discovery of more than 1,000 supernovae.

The Blurred Line Between Science and Art

UANews | January 12, 2012
The UA School of Information: Science, Technology & Arts is hosting its first exhibition of artwork by UA students, faculty members and staff that is blurring the lines that connect art, research, technology and science.

UA Entomologists Test Strategy for Delaying Insecticide Resistance

UANews | January 9, 2012
A 10-year study has led to a model that assesses the effectiveness of insect refuges in slowing evolution of resistance. The study offers a method for evaluating refuge strategies for farmers looking to control crop pests.

The Wondrous World of Insects

UANews | January 4, 2012
UA Insect Discovery program facilitators have spent years teaching Tucson area youth about the lives of insects while encouraging them to pursue higher education and studies in science. The program is getting more financial backing and other support.