The University of Arizona

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.

BIO5 Oro Valley Facility to Fast-Track Innovation

UANews | November 18, 2010
The UA has officially dedicated its new BIO5 Oro Valley facility. The space will allow the University to expand its efforts to get new therapies and drug discoveries to the market and patients faster.

Walk in the Park Yields Biological Treasure

UANews | November 18, 2010
A newly identified relationship between a fly and a weedy mustard-type plant promises to answer many long-standing questions surrounding the evolutionary arms race between plant-eating insects and their host plants.

The Lifeblood of Leaves: Vein Networks Control Plant Patterns

UANews | November 16, 2010
UA graduate student Benjamin Blonder may have solved the mystery of how leaf vein patterns correlate with use of sunlight, carbon and other nutrients. This knowledge could help scientists better understand the complex carbon cycle that is at the heart of global climate warming.

Improving Safety and Quality of Organic Leafy Greens

UANews | November 9, 2010
A USDA-funded project at the UA aims to increase the safety and quality of organic leafy greens and profitability for farmers. The endeavor includes outreach and an education program.