The UA Wild Cat Research and Conservation Center is initiating three years of monitoring jaguar occurrence and movement in the U.S. borderlands area using cameras and DNA analysis from scat collected in the field. Results will inform future management and conservation practices.
UA President Eugene G. Sander charged administrators with creating TLA-Tech Launch Arizona, a new technology commercialization center designed to consolidate efforts around moving knowledge and inventions to market.
Leftover cooking grease from Thanksgiving will be recycled into biodiesel through a partnership involving the UA's department of agricultural and biosystems engineering and a company run by UA graduates.
The National Institutes of Health have awarded the UA's Aphasia Research Project in the department of speech, language and hearing sciences a $2 million grant to research communication impairments in adults who have suffered brain injury.
UA researchers recently harvested 40 acres of experimental sweet sorghum at the UA's Red Rock Agricultural Research Center. Known as the sugarcane of the desert, sweet sorghum could be a sustainable and ecological future biofuel crop for Arizona.