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Max Li, a UA doctoral student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is testing mechanisms that determine why some plant species dominate in nature while others stably coexist. His research in the Southern Arizona desert could help inform policies to curb the spread of invasive species.
How people repair relationships after a breach of trust depends on whether the relationship is new or firmly established, new research suggests. In a paper analyzing particular brain responses in regards to breaches of trust, a UA assistant professor and other researchers found that people recover better in established relationships and are more likely to forgive and move on.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth toured the UA Student VETS Center and learned about the University's nationally recognized efforts to provide services to student veterans. Barber and Duckworth emphasized the critical need to support veterans and said the University community and the nation should be proud of the ways in which the UA and its partners are serving student veterans.
On Saturday, UA President Ann Weaver Hart will introduce the local television broadcast of "American Graduate Day," a call to action to end the national high school dropout crisis. "American Graduate Day" is the centerpiece of "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen," a national public media initiative that leverages the power and reach of public television to help communities across America address the high school dropout crisis and keep students on the path to graduation.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 cause of death for young athletes. The UA's Dr. Jil C. Tardiff is researching a genetic condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young people. In collaboration with her colleagues, she is developing an HCM clinic at The University of Arizona Medical Center.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $3.9 million to an international collaboration led by UA ecologists Scott Saleska and Virginia Rich. The researchers are studying how microbes release greenhouse gases as they access nutrients in permafrost soils that are thawing under the influence of a warmer climate.
Jessica Valenzuela suffered from headaches for years, and they got worse when she became pregnant with twins. After delivering her two boys, the headaches became debilitating, and a scan revealed a softball-sized tumor on the right side of Valenzuela's brain. The UA's Dr. Travis Dumont was able to remove the tumor, performing a procedure never before done at The University of Arizona Medical Center.
The Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center at the UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been awarded a three-year $600,000 cooperative agreement to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help communities prepare for public health emergencies and mass casualty events. The research is a collaborative effort between federal, state, tribal and local partners.
The UA's renowned McGuire Entrepreneurship Program has again been recognized as one of the best programs in the country. Among the nation's public institutions, the UA's entrepreneurship program is ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 10 by The Princeton Review.
Consider a time when you saw an on stage production, then found that the film adaptation did not match up, or vice versa. The UA's newly launched Widescreen Wednesday series will allow members of the UA and general communities to compare and contrast the Arizona Repertory Theatre's 2013-2014 stage productions with their film counterparts.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $50 million to a multi-institution collaborative headquartered at the UA's BIO5 Institute to create a national cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences. The renewal grant for the iPlant Collaborative will allow scientists around the world to collaborate and use proven computational tools to analyze and manage massive biological datasets to address questions of scientific, national and global importance.
The UA's Judy Nolte Temple has spent years investigating the life of the late Arizona Irishwoman Mary Eileen Murphy Walsh, or "Mim." Temple, who plans to write a book about Walsh, said her story provides important insight into the reluctant immigrant’s perspective on American life.
UA President Ann Weaver Hart has launched a new blog where she will write about contemporary issues in higher education and ways the University is aligning itself to be even more responsive to state and national needs. Hart is personally crafting each blog post. In particular, she will use the public platform to discuss major tenets of the UA's strategic plan, "Never Settle," which emphasizes outcomes rather than activities.
On a study abroad trip in India, two UA students came up with the idea for a mobile app that makes it faster and easier for people to connect with each other via multiple social media sites simultaneously. SociaLink, developed by Michael Jacobs and Hector Rosales, is now available for download at the Apple Store.
The UA's Engineering 102 High School program, introduces high school students and teachers to engineering through a variety of hands-on activities. Since its inception in 2008, the program has grown from one school and 21 students to 28 schools and 375 students.
UA Nursing Professor Receives $1.3M to Analyze Impact of Nursing Unit Communication on Patient Safety, Outcomes
Barbara B. Brewer, clinical associate professor at the UA College of Nursing, has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study the top reason for medical errors: communication issues. Brewer and her team will advance the scientific application of social network analysis – the mapping and measurement of communications patterns – in 26 nursing units nationwide, with the goal of improving patient safety and quality outcomes.
Rabies cases in humans are rare, but people can still contract the disease. UA undergraduate researcher Robert Clark, who conducted an investigation into animal cases of rabies in Pima County, is now working to enhance public education around rabies prevention. With World Rabies Day approaching, he already has begun informing school nurses and educators about how to protect against the disease.
At age 8, Jaden DeGracie was focused on gymnastics until her coach found a way for her to incorporate her skills into the sport of soccer by way of a flip throw-in. Now a freshman on the UA soccer team, DeGracie is one of three team members to master the move, which combines expert ball handling with a front handspring.
Researchers in the UA's Eller College of Management have been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation, totaling $5.4 million, for projects that will address significant cybersecurity research and education challenges facing the U.S. and the world.
A UA engineering faculty member has developed an app designed to help users navigate traffic and cut down on travel time. Smartrek, set to launch this month in the Los Angeles and Phoenix metro areas, uses advanced traffic prediction and vehicle routing technology, combined with user rewards, to give drivers the best suggestions for avoiding traffic while helping reduce traffic congestion.