The University of Arizona

A Playhouse for Planet Earth

UANews | December 10, 2010
At the UA's Biosphere 2, scientists are tackling one of the most complex questions of our time: What will happen to animals, plants and humans in a future of global climate change? The controlled environment under a giant glass dome makes the impossible possible – manipulate the climate and study the effects.

Holiday Treats in the Night Sky

UANews | December 10, 2010
Two great light shows should be visible to Arizonans this month - the annual Geminids meteor shower and a total lunar eclipse. The meteor shower lasts several days but peaks during the evening of Dec. 13-14. The eclipse is one night only, Dec. 20-21.

Biofuels: An Idea Worth Spreading

UANews | December 2, 2010
UA engineering professor Kim Ogden will open a local lecture series based on the popular TED conference format. She will discuss using algae to create biofuel.

How Genes Jump From Crop to Crop

UANews | November 30, 2010
UA researchers have developed a new statistical model that describes how genes move from cotton plant to cotton plant. The transfer of genes from genetically modified crops is an issue of interest to consumers and producers.

UA Receives $1.6M to Study New Ways to Fight Brain Cancer

UANews | November 23, 2010
Could a misguided signaling protein trigger the most deadly of brain cancers? A team led by the UA's Sourav Ghosh received funding from the National Institutes of Health to identify potential targets for new anti-cancer drugs.

UA to Induct New Regents' and Distinguished Professors

UANews | November 22, 2010
A December ceremony will honor S. James Anaya, professor of law; Edgar Dryden, professor of English; and Marcia Rieke, professor of astronomy, as new Regents' Professors, and Mary M. Poulton, mining and geological engineering head, as a University Distinguished Professor.