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Helping Minority Students Overcome Barriers to Graduate Education

A $1.075 million grant from the National Science Foundation allows the UA to continue helping underrepresented students through the Bridge to the Doctorate Program.

Measuring species traits to monitor biodiversity

Management of global biodiversity requires up-to-date, reliable and comparable biodiversity data, and essential biodiversity variables such as species traits are way to monitor the global state of biodiversity.

UA and Microsoft Create Cloud Infrastructure Partnership to Train Tomorrow's Leaders

The new Cloud Infrastructure Renewal Center will focus on developing sustainable data centers and educating students to engineer, operate and manage them.

Ceres Takes Life an Ice Volcano at a Time

In a new study by UA planetary scientists, observations prove that ice volcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres generate enough material to fill one movie theater each year.

Data on Demand: Creating a Search Engine for Microbiome Sciences

The Hurwitz Lab makes extremely large data sets from a range of storage servers searchable to assist scientific discovery.

Tracking the Movement of the Tropics 800 Years into the Past

A UA-led research team used tree rings to trace the north-south shifts of the tropics back 800 years. They found that periods of tropical expansion coincided with severe droughts.

UA Engineering Students Help a Fellow Wildcat Walk

After suffering an aneurysm that left him in a wheelchair 19 years ago, Jeffrey Bristol is getting some assistance in retraining his brain and muscles to walk.

Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Star Birth in Far-flung Galaxy

Astronomers have detected the most-distant galactic "wind" of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old.

Drier, Less Predictable Environment May Have Spurred Human Evolution

Sediment cores provide evidence of a variable but progressively drying climate coincides with a major shift in stone-tool-making abilities and the appearance of modern Homo sapiens.

Mud from the Deep Sea Reveals Clues about Ancient Monsoon

UA researchers accessed untapped clues about monsoon activity in the Sonoran desert during the last ice age to help predict how regional climates may respond to future conditions.

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