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School of Anthropology Celebrates Centennial

With the renowned Arizona State Museum as its centerpiece, the UA program is consistently ranked in the nation's top five and includes four Regents' Professors.

Helping Computers See Like People

For years, scientists have been trying to give computers the ability to see just as well as humans. A UA cognitive scientist who studies human vision is working toward that goal as part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research team.

Monster Black Hole Discovered at Cosmic Dawn

The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time, presents a puzzle to researchers.

Sea Level Spiked for Two Years Along NE North America

UA-led team is the first to document the longer length of extreme increase. Independent of any hurricanes or winter storms, the event caused flooding along the coast.

Diversifying the Workforce for Tomorrow's Jobs

Responding to state and national demands, the UA has doubled down on its efforts to help retain women and other underrepresented groups in the STEM fields. Already the results are promising.

UA's Efforts Address National STEM Demand

New approaches are in place to maintain students' interest in STEM and support them to degree completion. Active-learning teaching methods and re-engineered instructional spaces are part of the strategy.

iPlant's Big Data Bridges the Atlantic

The British government is funding the new initiative, which will extend high-performance cyber-infrastructure to tackle "big data" science developed by iPlant Collaborative.

Got Planets? Smaller Stars Are Best Bet

In the search for Earth-size planets elsewhere in the Milky Way, lower-mass stars make for more promising hunting grounds, a study by UA astronomers has discovered.

Walter Piegorsch: UA's Wizard of Odds Does the Math

Calculating uncertainty and probability? The BIO5 statistics expert has co-authored the most comprehensive statistics resource available online, with 6,000-plus articles.

College of Optical Sciences Raises $12.5M for Scholarships

James C. Wyant, founding dean of the college, committed $10 million in scholarship funds in 2013 and structured his gift to encourage the participation of others, who gave $2.5 million.

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