They’re not plants or animals, they prefer dark, moist places, and they’re good for you! Check out the University of Arizona research that’s helping to nurture a specialty crop for the future. Presented by Arizona Public Media
Dave Heeke, an athletics department leader with a strong background nationally and in the Pac-12, has been named University of Arizona Vice President for Athletics pending Arizona Board of Regents approval of the contract.

Heeke Named University of Arizona Vice President for Athletics
How can animals that feed mostly on sugar embark on migrations spanning continents? What looked like flawed scientific data led to an unexpected discovery, thanks to the tenacity of a group of biologists in the UA's Department of Entomology.

The Value of Nutrition and Exercise, According to a Moth
Through an agreement between the UA and Adobe, which came with a $100,000 gift to the UA, students will have access to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and more.

UA Becomes First Adobe Creative Campus in West
Lighter, stronger and less expensive than concrete, Acrete uses three times as much waste and converts it into useful building material.

Concrete Substitute, a UA Startup, Brings Advantages
Charles Frank Bolden Jr., NASA's former administrator, who has long ties to the UA, attended the successful launch of the agency’s UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission.

Former NASA Administrator to Address Commencement
Most people do not think of snow when they think of Tucson or the Sonoran Desert. The Catalina Highway on the city’s north side takes you from the iconic saguaro stands of the desert to Summerhaven at the top of Mount Lemmon. With elevations above 9000 feet, the mountain gets an average 180 inches of snow a year. When the conditions are right Ski Valley, the southernmost skiing destination in...
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National parks in Arizona and across the country are seeing earlier springs driven by climate change, according to new research.

Spring Starting Earlier in 75% of National Parks Studied | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | The University of Arizona
Valentine's Day will always hold a special place in our hearts. Happy 105th Statehood Day, Arizona! ☀❤
A series of studies conducted by UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers focuses on the nature of sacrifice in couples' relationships, offering practical ways to approach sacrificing for each other.

Dear Valentine: Your Guide to Healthy Sacrifice
Pulitzer finalist, Tucson native and occasional lightning rod David Fitzsimmons is the editorial cartoonist and humor columnist for the Arizona Daily Star. For more than thirty years, he’s been in the public eye, entertaining, surprising, and provoking those of us in southern Arizona and beyond. Love him or hate him, you can’t be neutral on Fitz. Presented by Arizona Public Media
We recently announced we achieved the Arizona NOW campaign goal of $1.5B ... two years early! Donations through the campaign make it all possible – from art to athletics, science to student life. Learn more at
Experienced farmers and their novice neighbors are taking classes about different agricultural topics such as soil, small animals, marketing and production. It’s part of a joint effort between the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, the United States Department of Agriculture, and other groups who hope to provide more local fresh food to consumers, and improved economic opportunities...
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The Pride of Arizona Marching Band: A Long Way From the First Super Bowl to Today. [ Link ]
As part of Black History Month events at the UA, DJs will have a chance to perform for Grandmaster Flash, who will provide a live demonstration during a Feb. 28 event.

Grandmaster Flash to Visit UA This Month
UA Professor John L. Koprowski, an expert on burrowing animals, speaks about Groundhog Day and why some mammals choose to burrow.

Four Questions: Will Groundhog Say Bundle Up or Bare Down?
UA researcher develops a scale to better understand college athletes' engagement in behaviors that support or stand up for members of the LGBT community.

Study Looks at LGBT Allies in College Sports
The Tucson Jazz Festival is in its 3rd year. This young festival brought 17,000 people to downtown Tucson last year and is expected to draw even more people in 2017. Arizona Public Media profiles the Downtown Jazz Fiesta, the festival’s signature event. The all-day event is free to the public and takes place on seven different stages throughout the downtown.
UA researchers have developed an education and support program designed to improve the sleep habits of busy student-athletes.

Intervention Could Help Student-Athletes Sleep
Pima Prickly Park is one of the many undiscovered or little-known places in southern Arizona. The seven-acre park is built on a former gravel pit operation that was filled in and is now flourishing with dozens of species that are native and desert-adapted to our area. The park is a cooperative effort between Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation and members of the Tucson Cactus...
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