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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.

UA Professor Named GQ 'Rock Star of Science'

UANews | November 19, 2010
Dr. Eric M. Reiman has been named a 2010 Rock Star of Science, joining scientific leaders and musicians in a campaign to celebrate biomedical research. Reiman participated in a photo shoot for the December issue of GQ Magazine, which pays tribute to "scientific heroes" in medical research.