The University of Arizona

First Analysis of Orangutan Genome Yields Surprises

UANews | January 26, 2011
UA assistant professor Ryan Gutenkunst uncovered that Sumatran and Bornean orangutans split off from a common ancestor population much more recently than previously thought.

AAAS to Honor Two UA Faculty Members

UANews | January 25, 2011
Eugene Sander and Rod Wing are among more than 500 researchers named as AAAS Fellows. Sander has built the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences into a nationally known biotechnology center, and Wing is among the world's most acclaimed plant geneticists.

Astro 101: The Last Science Class

UANews | January 24, 2011
UA physicist and educator Ed Prather is improving science education and making the subject stick with students in what could be the last science class they ever take.

Evolution by Mistake

UANews | January 21, 2011
A major driving force of evolution comes from mistakes made by cells and how organisms cope with the consequences, UA biologists have found. Their discoveries offer lessons for creating innovation in economics and society.

Ben’s Bell Award for UA Engineering Professor

UANews | January 21, 2011
Supapan Seraphin, a materials science and engineering professor, received a Ben's Bells award for her work with students. She makes a famous Thai lunch for them, providing an opportunity to discuss academic concerns.

Research Findings Abound at UBRP Conference

UANews | January 20, 2011
Students will present nearly 100 original research projects on Saturday, Jan. 22 during the 22nd annual UA Undergraduate Biology Research Program Conference.