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Astronauts, Students Connect at UA Lunar and Planetary Lab

UANews | May 31, 2011
Students from Gridley Middle School in Tucson got a 30-minute window to ask questions about life in space.

Saving Wildlife With Forensic Genetics

UANews | May 27, 2011
Using forensic genetics techniques, the UA's Conservation Genetics Lab is working to protect wild animals and catch the criminals in cases of wildlife crime.

UA Awarded $2.95M to Study Monsoon Ecology

UANews | May 27, 2011
The National Science Foundation has awarded almost $3 million to better understand the highly complex processes by which the North American monsoon influences ecosystems and natural cycles.

UA is Top University Contributing to Global Planetary Exploration Research

UANews | May 27, 2011

Ranking number three in scientific citations behind NASA and JPL, the UA closely follows what are the  world's largest players in spacecraft design, construction, launch and science operations, according to a Thomson Reuters database.

UA Faculty Member Earns Humboldt Fellowship

UANews | May 26, 2011
UA faculty member Stephen Kobourov has earned the Humboldt Research Fellowship, which will fund an 18-month research stint in Germany.

NASA Selects UA-Led Mission to Collect Sample From Asteroid

UANews | May 25, 2011
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will orbit and explore asteroid 1999 RQ36 for more than a year before closing in and collecting a sample of pristine organic material that may have seeded Earth with the building blocks that led to life. The mission is budgeted for approximately $800 million, excluding the launch vehicle.