The University of Arizona

College of Science Partnering With Local Geotourism Attractions

UANews | October 12, 2011
The UA College of Science and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Kartchner Caverns State Park, UA Science: Biosphere 2 and UA Science: Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter are collaborating on a major geotourism initiative to highlight the Tucson area's preeminent scientific and natural wonders.

Engineering Group to Teach Computer Skills to Community

UANews | October 12, 2011
The UA student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is hosting a free computer-training workshop on Oct. 15. The event is called La Familia, and SHPE expects as many as 200 people to attend.

Free Public Talk: The Future of Clean Energy

UANews | October 12, 2011
Dan Arvizu, director of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will speak on the unanticipated impact of renewable energy on the future economy during a free presentation on Oct. 14 at the UA's Center for Creative Photography.

Aden B. Meinel, Pioneering Optical Scientist, Dies at 88

UANews | October 11, 2011
Aden B. Meinel, founding director of the UA Optical Sciences Center and eponym of the building in which the world-renowned College of Optical Sciences is housed, died on Oct. 3. He was 88.

UA Professor to Meet With the Dalai Lama

UANews | October 11, 2011
UA professor Diana Liverman is among a small group of scientists, theologians and ethicists who will meet with the Dalai Lama and his advisors in Dharamsala, India, during a conference on the interconnection between environmental change, ethics and individual choices.

Making Germs Glow: New Test Helps Save Lives and Cuts Costs

UANews | October 11, 2011
A new detection technology that makes microbes glow under a microscope cuts the time required to identify the causes of life-threatening bloodstream infections from days to hours, saving lives and health-care costs, a clinical study conducted by an interdisciplinary UA research team found.