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Searching for Planets in Clouds of Dust

UANews | February 9, 2012
A UA astronomy research team was awarded a $600,000 grant for technology development in the NASA’s Explorer mission program. The EXCEDE mission involves a new space telescope for studying the dusty regions near stars to learn how planets form and evolve.

UA Honors Expo, 25 Years Strong

UANews | February 8, 2012

Dozens of undergraduate researchers will present their original work during the Honors Research Expo, which is now in its 25th year.

Building Mountains in a Bottle

UANews | February 7, 2012
Scientists are preparing to launch a 10-year project to study water resources, gas exchange and carbon cycling in three man-made landscapes built in a half-acre laboratory at the UA's Biosphere 2.

Tumamoc's Walking Docent Training Starts Saturday

UANews | February 6, 2012
UA Science: Tumamoc is looking for people who are interested in science and want to share their excitement, knowledge and skills by volunteering to become "walking docents" at Tumamoc Hill. The training sessions are free, and the first one is Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Diving Beetles Offer Clues About Sexual Selection

UANews | February 6, 2012
Biologists have discovered a bizarre and beautiful reproductive process in diving beetles. What they found challenges the paradigm that sexual selection is mostly driven by males competing against each other.

Professor Credits UA Surgery/Cardio Team in Bypass Recovery

UANews | February 3, 2012
UA professor Richard Michod is three months into his recovery from bypass surgery, and fresh from sailing in the Virgin Islands – a trip he was able to make thanks to a pioneering, minimally invasive, robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass graft procedure offered at The University of Arizona Medical Center.