The University of Arizona

UA Awarded $1.6M for New Mine Safety Center

UANews | November 5, 2010
A consortium of three UA colleges has received a three-year grant of $1.6 million to set up the Western Mining Safety and Health Training Resource Center. Its members will address mining safety and health training issues unique to the West.

Moving Holograms: From Science Fiction to Reality

UANews | November 3, 2010
A team led by the UA's Nasser Peyghambarian has developed a new type of holographic telepresence that allows the projection of a three-dimensional moving image without the need for special eyewear such as 3D glasses or other auxiliary devices.

UA Part of Multi-Million Dollar Initiative to Improve Internet

UANews | November 2, 2010
Beichuan Zhang, a UA assistant professor of computer science, is part of a team receiving up to $8 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate ways to revolutionize the Internet's architecture.

Treated Biosolids Safe for Agricultural Uses

UANews | November 1, 2010
A 19-year UA study shows that the end product of municipally treated wastewater is generally free of pathogenic organisms that might harm humans or the environment. Biosolids are used as fertilizer across a variety of agricultural activities.

UA Professor Advised Developers of New Video Game

UANews | October 29, 2010

Diana Liverman, who co-directs the UA's Institute of the Environment, served as an adviser for Fate of the World, a newly released video game that gives players the option to save or destroy the world in the face of adverse global climate change.   

UA HiRISE Camera Links Fresh Mars Gullies to Carbon Dioxide

UANews | October 29, 2010
A growing bounty of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals that the timing of new activity in one type of the enigmatic gullies on Mars implicates carbon dioxide frost, rather than water, as the agent causing fresh flows.