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Meteorite Shockwaves Trigger Dust Avalanches on Mars

UANews | December 15, 2011
Dust avalanches around impact craters on Mars appear to be the result of the shock wave preceding the actual impact, according to a study led by a UA undergraduate student. Small impacts might therefore be more important in shaping the Martian surface than previously thought.

Optics Pioneer Eustace L. Dereniak to Lead SPIE in 2012

UANews | December 13, 2011
For nearly five decades, the UA's Eustace L. Dereniak has explored the frontiers of optics and engineering to help create 21st century breakthroughs in medicine, military hardware, astronomy and many other fields. SPIE is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to optics and photonics.

UA Fund Sends Students on Science Field Trips

UANews | December 12, 2011
Through the UA Field Trip Fund, local students can visit science-related sites both on the UA campus and around southern Arizona. The fund also provides donors with an opportunity for a tax break through their contributions.

Student Teams Present Ideas for UA Sustainability, Safety

UANews | December 9, 2011
As part of an introductory course, UA pre-business freshmen, all Honors College students, developed dozens of ideas to help improve sustainability, safety and and cross-department synergies on campus.

Tucson Marathon, UA Partner on Fitness Runs

UANews | December 8, 2011
The first ever Fitness Fest on the UA Mall features activities for kids and events for runners of every ability. The Dec. 10 event is sponsored by the Tucson Marathon and the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the UA College of Science and Biosphere 2.

In Glowing, Swirling Dust, New Stars are Born

UANews | December 8, 2011
Renowned UA astrophotographer Adam Block brings us the best yet glimpse into a stellar nursery about 600 light years away from Earth. His image of Sh2-239 was featured by NASA as its Astronomy Picture of the Day on Dec. 8.