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Engineering Sculpture Tells Many Stories

UANews | June 21, 2011
Wondering about that odd-looking bronze sculpture outside Old Engineering? It's called a bent, the official symbol of Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the U.S. The one here has an interesting history.

Putting a New Spin on Computing

UANews | June 20, 2011
Harnessing the magnetic moment, or spin, of electrons rather than their electric charge, physicists at the UA have achieved a breakthrough toward the development of a new breed of computing devices that can process data using less power.

UA Colleges Land National Support for Research Equipment

UANews | June 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded five grants to UA researchers in the colleges of engineering and optical sciences for high-tech measuring equipment that can be used in real-world applications.

The War on Microbes

UANews | June 15, 2011
At the UA, several research teams in various disciplines are working to improve food safety and develop new and effective weapons against an emerging breed of microbes that has become increasingly resistant to conventional antibiotics, as the recent outbreak in Germany shows.

Snowpack Declines in Rockies Unusual Compared to Past

UANews | June 9, 2011
The reduction in snowpack in the Rocky Mountains over the last 30 years is unusual compared to the past few centuries, according to a new study that includes UA researchers. The warming and snowpack decline are projected to worsen through the 21st century, foreshadowing a strain on water supplies.

Confluence Center Awards Interdisciplinary Grants

UANews | June 8, 2011
The UA's Confluence: Center for Creative Inquiry has awarded grants to six projects led by University faculty members. Some of the projects are designed to improve student engagement, expand multilingual research, improve knowledge about Mexico's history and delve into issues around animals' self-awareness.