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Were Dinosaurs Cold-Blooded or Warm-Blooded? Neither, Study Finds

UANews | June 16, 2014
Dinosaurs were neither the lumbering, cold-blooded beasts depicted in old textbooks nor the high-strung, warm-blooded creatures of recent conjectures, but somewhere in between, according to a study that originated with UA evolutionary biologist Brian J. Enquist and UA alum John Grady.

UA Engineering Introductory Course for High School Students Wins National Award

UANews | June 16, 2014
The UA College of Engineering’s introductory course for high schoolers has won national recognition for its success in getting young students fired up about engineering through hands-on learning.

NIH Awards UA $2M to Study Recovery of Language After Stroke

UANews | June 11, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language in the first few months after a stroke. The findings could lead to the development of treatments that help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.

Redesigned Chemistry Course Influencing Future of STEM Education

UANews | June 9, 2014
Faculty involved in "Chemical Thinking," a redesign of Chemistry 151 and 152, are teaching students to think like chemists by focusing on critical-thinking skills and applied learning. The course grew out of the UA's AAU STEM Project, an interdisciplinary effort to significantly expand STEM-related collaborations, curricula and funding opportunities.

UA to Host U.S. and Mexico Officials Exploring Collaborations in Education, Innovation, Research

UANews | June 4, 2014
Opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships and cross-border innovation will take center stage at the sixth and final meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research. The UA is hosting the forum, which happens next week.

UA Prof Picked for UN Panel That Will Translate Arid Lands Science Into Policy

UANews | May 30, 2014
UA professor and geospatial extension specialist Barron Orr has been selected to participate on a new United Nations panel comprising the world’s top climate and arid lands scientists. The group's charge: to recommend sustainable international policies and practices to combat desertification.

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