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Grant Funds Study on Childhood Asthma, Pollutants

UANews | November 10, 2011
UA environmental engineer Paloma Beamer has been awarded $666,000 to study the connection between environmental pollutants and the development of respiratory disease in children.

Close Encounter of the Rocky Kind

UANews | November 4, 2011
Discovered by a UA astronomer six years ago, a city-block-sized asteroid will race past the Earth on Nov. 8 in what will be the closest encounter of an object of this size in more than 60 years.

Coming Soon to a Server Near You: Fewer Internet Delays

UANews | November 3, 2011
Researchers at the UA-led Center for Integrated Access Networks, the largest optical research center in the U.S., are developing methods to improve transmission speed, efficiency and reliability of Internet content, including everything from cell phone calls or texts to emails and television.

UA Scientists Find Evidence of Roman Period Megadrought

UANews | November 3, 2011
A new study at the UA's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has confirmed the existence of a multi-decade drought period in the second century A.D. The findings give evidence that extended periods of aridity have occurred at intervals throughout our past.

UA Wide Receiver Balances Football, Engineering Studies

UANews | November 2, 2011
Wildcats wide receiver David Roberts is an aerospace engineering senior, balancing his studies in a tough major with football. He earned UA Student Athlete of the Month honors in 2009 and was named offensive player of the week in 2010, along with getting As in his classes.

This Homecoming, Step Into UA Science

UANews | November 1, 2011
During the 2011 Collegiate and Campus Showcase, research labs and science and engineering departments across campus will open their doors to the public to learn about the broad and often surprising range of scientific research happening at the UA.