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UA Entomologists Test Strategy for Delaying Insecticide Resistance

UANews | January 9, 2012
A 10-year study has led to a model that assesses the effectiveness of insect refuges in slowing evolution of resistance. The study offers a method for evaluating refuge strategies for farmers looking to control crop pests.

The Wondrous World of Insects

UANews | January 4, 2012
UA Insect Discovery program facilitators have spent years teaching Tucson area youth about the lives of insects while encouraging them to pursue higher education and studies in science. The program is getting more financial backing and other support.

Protecting UA Telescopes During the Winter Cold

UANews | December 22, 2011
During the winter months, the Mountain Operations team at the UA works to protect telescope facilities at several sites from chilly weather and snowfall. Facilities on Mt. Lemmon, Mt. Graham and Mt. Bigelow at the Catalina Station are among the sites the team maintains.

Astronomers Discover Deep-Fried Planets

UANews | December 21, 2011
Two Earth-sized planets have been discovered around a dying star that has passed the red giant stage. The discovery, published in Nature, marks the first known case of planets surviving being engulfed by their parent star and may shed new light on the destiny of stellar and planetary systems, including our solar system.

Sorghum a Sweet Treat for Zoo Animals

UANews | December 19, 2011
Scraps from sweet sorghum harvested by the UA for biofuel production enrich the diets of elephants, monkeys, parrots and other animals in Tucson's Reid Park Zoo. Shaba and Connie, the two elephants, get about an armful of sorghum each three times a week.

UA Couple Among First MASTER-IP Graduates

UANews | December 16, 2011
The UA MASTER-IP is sending off its first cohort of graduates – 14 students. Among them are Carl and Brenda Dickason, a couple that decided to pursue their graduate studies together and now are graduating together.