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UA to Host New Southwest Climate Center

UANews | October 20, 2010
The Southwest Climate Science Center, fueled with a $3.1 million, five-year grant, will address the current and future effects of climate change on the region's natural and cultural resources. Jonathan Overpeck, co-director of the UA's Institute of the Environment, will be principal investigator of the new center.

What Gorillas Can Teach Us About Fatherhood

UANews | October 20, 2010
Primate researchers Dieter and Netzin Steklis will discuss their work and offer details on a summer field school in rural Africa during a public lecture Friday, Oct. 22, as part of Homecoming week. The lecture is sponsored by the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences.

From Bees to Coral Reefs: How Humans Impact Partnerships in the Natural World

UANews | October 19, 2010
Relationships among organisms, or mutualisms, might be more important to global ecosystem health than previously thought, argues a research team involving UA professor Judith Bronstein.

Electron Microprobe Lab Receives $1M Probe

UANews | October 14, 2010
The UA's Electron Microprobe Laboratory recently celebrated the arrival of a prestigious prize – a second electron microprobe. The device can help determine the origin of meteorites, find lost trade routes in the South Pacific and reconstruct movements of soldiers on 19th-century battlefields.

Planet Hunters no Longer Blinded by the Light

UANews | October 14, 2010
UA astronomers have developed a way to see faint planets in faraway solar systems previously invisible to Earthly eyes. The technique "opens new doors in planet discovery," said Phil Hinz, director of the UA's Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics at Steward Observatory.

Partnership Expands Learning Opportunities for Interpreters

UANews | October 12, 2010
A collaboration between the UA College of Education and Sorenson Communications is working to advance sign-language interpreter education across the country.