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Transformational Gift to McKnight Brain Institute Launches Matching Campaign

UANews | August 13, 2014
A $5 million gift from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and the matching contributions will help the UA to play a prominent role in the emerging field of neuroscience.

Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils

UANews | August 11, 2014
The UA's new Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture will provide Yuma-area growers with real-time science and information to quickly address challenges in desert agriculture.

UA Optics at Heart of Telescope Poised to Catch the Action in the Universe

UANews | August 6, 2014
The National Science Foundation has agreed to fund the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which is built around a revolutionary optical mirror setup designed at the UA. The instrument will scan large swaths of the night sky, and capture images of exploding stars, passing asteroids and other short-lived phenomena in the cosmos.

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms, Study Finds

UANews | August 6, 2014
Studying Galápagos hawks and their lice, a UA-led research team provides some of the first field evidence for co-divergence between parasites and hosts as a major driver of biodiversity. Among the findings: As the birds diversify into distinct populations on each island, their parasites diversify with them.

Breathing Deeply – and Safely – After a Fire

UANews | July 31, 2014
UA researchers are working to ensure that firefighters can breathe safely when cleaning up from a fire by improving the breathing apparatuses they and other first responders use to protect themselves from dangerous gases that can be emitted after a blaze is extinguished.

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.

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