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Meet the Gomphothere: UA Archaeologist Involved in Discovery of Bones of Elephant Ancestor

UANews | July 14, 2014
An ancient ancestor of the elephant, once believed to have disappeared from North America before humans ever arrived there, might actually have roamed the continent longer than previously thought. Archaeologists, including the UA's Vance Holliday, have uncovered the first evidence that gomphotheres were once hunted in North America.

Tiniest Catch: UA Scientists' Fishing Expedition Reveals Viral Diversity in the Sea

UANews | July 14, 2014
Using bacteria as bait, UA scientists caught wild ocean viruses and then deciphered their genomes. They learned that the genetic lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than previously thought.

Two UA Optical Sciences Students Picked for Astronaut Scholarship

UANews | July 9, 2014
Benjamin Cromey and Travis Sawyer, undergraduates in the UA optical sciences and engineering program, have been named winners of the 2014 Astronaut Scholarship, an award created by members of the Mercury 7 mission.

UA Partners With Girl Scouts to Offer Search and Rescue Engineering Camp for Girls

UANews | July 7, 2014
About 25 girls from across southern Arizona are on campus this week for a summer camp designed to show them the world-changing aspects of science, technology, engineering and math. Activities will include designing packs for search and rescue animals and building search and rescue robots.

UA Geosciences Student Participates in NASA’s Women’s Mars Curiosity Day

UANews | July 2, 2014
Shaunna Morrison, a UA geosciences doctoral student who works on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, was one of the female engineers and scientists who helped run the Curiosity rover during Women’s Curiosity Day.

Pests in your Plants? Call the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network

UANews | July 1, 2014
Pests can pose a serious threat to plants. Expert plant scientists and community liaisons in the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network can help to diagnose pest-related issues affecting plants whether they’re in a back yard or a commercial agriculture enterprise.

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