The University of Arizona

Desert Plant Seeds Added to International Vault

UANews | April 11, 2011
The UA's Desert Legumes Program has stored part of its collection in the vast underground Svalbard Global Seed Vault near the North Pole. DELEP is one of only three U.S. agencies given access to the Norwegian vault.

UA Student to Present Mars Finding at Nation's Capitol

UANews | April 11, 2011
UA geophysics senior Lujendra Ojha is one of two students in Arizona invited to share research with government, foundation and organization officials during the Posters on the Hill event held in Washington D.C. this month.

What Sea Squirts Can Teach Us About the Heart

UANews | April 8, 2011
Scientists and clinicians at the UA are working together to develop better diagnostics and therapies to manage heart defects in newborns. An obscure filter-feeding sea animal holds the promise of helping them unravel the complex mechanisms underlying heart formation and develop new diagnostics for congenital heart defects.

Observing Nature to Help Make Sense of a Complex World

UANews | April 8, 2011
UA marine ecologist Rafe Sagarin is among the 180 artists, scholars and scientists from the U.S. and Canada to receive a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship Award to explore how simple naturalistic observations are the key to understanding the world's complexity and uncertainty.

UA Offices, Programs Promote Undergraduate Research

UANews | April 8, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives initiated Undergraduate Research Week in April, noting that undergraduate researchers, such as those at the UA, are essential in "pushing the nation’s innovation agenda forward."

Instant Evolution in Whiteflies: Just Add Bacteria

UANews | April 7, 2011
In a case of rapid evolution, bacteria have been found to give whiteflies – crop-damaging insects of global importance – an edge over their uninfected peers, new research from the UA suggests. The discovery may have implications for pest distribution and management.