The University of Arizona

New Fund to Enable More UA Field Trips for Schools

UANews | December 16, 2010
The program directly links teachers in search of funding with donors who will benefit from the state education tax credit. The fund evolved from the UA Science Connection website, a one-stop location for K-12 teachers who want to know about opportunities in the College of Science and other programs on campus.

Grilled Meat + Oregano = Reduced Risks of Cancer, Foodborne Disease

UANews | December 15, 2010
Adding oregano to meat before grilling could reduce the formation of potentially cancer-causing compounds by up to 78 percent, UA researchers have found. The spice also helps inactivate harmful E. coli in the meat.

UA Engineering Tests Underground Border Security System

UANews | December 14, 2010
The UA College of Engineering is testing an invisible border monitoring system that could revolutionize the way the U.S. conducts homeland security. The system also has great potential for perimeter security, for example at prisons, and for mine safety.

Expectations for the Southwest: Hot with Decades of Drought

UANews | December 13, 2010
An unprecedented combination of heat plus decades of drought could be in store for the Southwest sometime this century, suggests new research from a UA-led team. To come to their conclusions, scientists reviewed previous studies documenting the region's past temperatures and droughts.

A Playhouse for Planet Earth

UANews | December 10, 2010
At the UA's Biosphere 2, scientists are tackling one of the most complex questions of our time: What will happen to animals, plants and humans in a future of global climate change? The controlled environment under a giant glass dome makes the impossible possible – manipulate the climate and study the effects.

Holiday Treats in the Night Sky

UANews | December 10, 2010
Two great light shows should be visible to Arizonans this month - the annual Geminids meteor shower and a total lunar eclipse. The meteor shower lasts several days but peaks during the evening of Dec. 13-14. The eclipse is one night only, Dec. 20-21.