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  • Live Bugs Tell of a Bug's Life at Insect Festival

    Wed, 09/24/2014

    They're creepy, crawly ... and awesome! Come inside a hands-on event as UA students explain the world of arthropods.

  • $50M Gift From Haury Estate to Focus on Environment, Society and Southwest

    Mon, 09/22/2014

    The UA will establish a program focused on environment, society and the Southwest thanks to a $50 million donation made to the UA Foundation. The gift comes from the estate of Agnese Nelms Haury, a dedicated philanthropist who passed away on March 20 at the age of 90. One of the largest gifts in University history, it pushes the $1.5 billion Arizona NOW fundraising campaign past the billion-dollar mark.

  • Meteorite That Doomed Dinosaurs Remade Forests

    Tue, 09/16/2014

    The impact decimated slow-growing evergreens and made way for fast-growing, deciduous plants, UA researchers say, and that provides an explanation for those fall colors.

  • Interactions of Earth’s Smallest Players Have Global Impact

    Mon, 09/15/2014

    A new study reveals the interactions among bacteria and viruses that prey on them thriving in oxygen minimum zones, stretches of ocean starved for oxygen that occur around the globe. The UA's newly launched Ecosystem Genomics Institute is dedicated to the researching such microbial communities in their natural environments as an important step in understanding global processes including climate.