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UA College of Optical Sciences Names New Dean

UANews | August 23, 2011
Thomas L. Koch, director of the Center for Optical Technologies at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., has been chosen to replace James C. Wyant, who has served 13 years as both director and dean of the UA College of Optical Sciences.

Evidence Suggests La Niña Will Return This Winter

UANews | August 23, 2011
Mounting evidence points to a possible return of La Niña this fall. This is not good news for the Southwest, where severe to exceptional drought conditions already cover much of Arizona and New Mexico.

Hubble to Target 'Hot Jupiters'

UANews | August 19, 2011
An international team of astronomers led by a former UA graduate student has set out on the largest program yet to explore the alien atmospheres of "Hot Jupiters" – massive planets in solar systems far away from our own.

Project Could Save UA Thousands of Gallons of Water

UANews | August 16, 2011
Two UA chemical and environmental engineering students have designed a recirculating chilled water system for their lab that could potentially save the University tens of thousands of gallons of water and thousands of kilowatt hours of energy each year.

A Bug Like a Russian Doll

UANews | August 16, 2011
A former UA postdoctoral fellow has discovered amazing relationships between organisms: a bacterium living inside a bacterium living inside an insect. Evolving together, the organisms depend on each other for survival, and each contributes a subset of the enzymes needed in shared metabolic pathways.

Organic Photovoltaics: Solar Cells of the Future?

UANews | August 15, 2011
Undergraduate researcher Safatul Islam is a member of a team in the College of Optical Sciences investigating organic photovoltaics, which could lead to improved electronics.