The University of Arizona

UA Engineering Student Holding Her Own in Multiple Mining Internships

UANews | July 30, 2014
Danielle Taran’s internships have zigzagged her across Texas and stepped her through the life of a mine – from digging coal to reclaiming land. The first-generation college student played at Carnegie Hall in high school and is now holding her own in a field where men have dominated for centuries.

Generating a Genome to Feed the World: UA-Led Team Decodes African Rice

UANews | July 28, 2014
An international team of scientists led by the UA has sequenced the genome of African rice. The new information could help answer the 9 billion-people question by producing rice that survives better in areas hit hardest by hunger.

Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant

UANews | July 23, 2014
The UA and three other higher education institutions have united to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the STEM fields. The collaboration has just received a $2.4 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the program, which was founded at the UA.

Size and Age of Plants Impact Their Productivity More Than Climate, UA Study Shows

UANews | July 21, 2014
The size and age of plants have more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study by UA professor Brian Enquist and postdoctoral researcher Sean Michaletz. The results have important implications for climate change models.

Brain of World's First Known Predators Discovered

UANews | July 16, 2014
A UA scientist and his colleagues have found the fossilized remains of the brain of the world's earliest known predators, from a time when life teemed in the oceans but had not yet colonized the land. The discovery reveals a brain much simpler than those known in some of the animal's prey and helps answer questions surrounding the evolution of arthropods.

Celebrating Apollo 11 – the UA’s Role in the First Manned Lunar Landing to Space Exploration Today

UANews | July 16, 2014
Since the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory was established in 1960, UA scientists have played a key role in nearly every NASA mission, from the Apollo expeditions to the upcoming OSIRIS-REx mission to an asteroid.

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