The University of Arizona

Free Public Talk: The Future of Clean Energy

UANews | October 12, 2011
Dan Arvizu, director of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will speak on the unanticipated impact of renewable energy on the future economy during a free presentation on Oct. 14 at the UA's Center for Creative Photography.

Astrophysicists Find Evidence of Black Holes Ripping Stars Apart

UANews | October 12, 2011
Sifting through observation data obtained of more than 2 million galaxies, a research team including UA astronomer Dennis Zaritsky has discovered phenomena telling of stars dying a violent death.

Aden B. Meinel, Pioneering Optical Scientist, Dies at 88

UANews | October 11, 2011
Aden B. Meinel, founding director of the UA Optical Sciences Center and eponym of the building in which the world-renowned College of Optical Sciences is housed, died on Oct. 3. He was 88.

UA Professor to Meet With the Dalai Lama

UANews | October 11, 2011
UA professor Diana Liverman is among a small group of scientists, theologians and ethicists who will meet with the Dalai Lama and his advisors in Dharamsala, India, during a conference on the interconnection between environmental change, ethics and individual choices.

Making Germs Glow: New Test Helps Save Lives and Cuts Costs

UANews | October 11, 2011
A new detection technology that makes microbes glow under a microscope cuts the time required to identify the causes of life-threatening bloodstream infections from days to hours, saving lives and health-care costs, a clinical study conducted by an interdisciplinary UA research team found.

Time Reversal: A Simple Particle Could Reveal New Physics

UANews | October 10, 2011
A simple atomic nucleus could reveal properties associated with the mysterious phenomenon known as time reversal and lead to an explanation for one of the greatest mysteries of physics: the imbalance of matter and antimatter in the universe, finds a recent study.