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Gender bias still strong in science, engineering fields; parity at University of Arizona proves elusive

Gender bias still strong in science, engineering fields; parity at University of Arizona proves elusive

Advanced degrees and professional success haven't spared Leslie Tolbert from gender bias in the scientific world.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Scientific 'literacy' deficient in many University of Arizona grads

UA students can make it to graduation with large gaps in their scientific knowledge and without a clear idea of how to apply the subject outside of the classroom.

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University of Arizona astronomy club sees its research published in major publication

Research is a reward for some astronomy undergrads at the UA.

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Red squirrels endangered, but breeding program could come to the rescue

Red squirrels endangered, but breeding program could come to the rescue

PHOENIX - "Al" and "Bob" bound across their cages when Stuart Wells opens the door to their room at the Phoenix Zoo's conservation center.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Bacteria-obesity link is explored

Bacteria-obesity link is explored

A UA grad student took a two-month, cross-country "pest control" trip to determine the role geography might play in obesity.

November 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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At doom's doorstep

At doom's doorstep

Life on Earth could be wiped out any number of ways.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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UA prof gives budding scientists experience they can't get in class

UA prof gives budding scientists experience they can't get in class

A UA researcher is being recognized for developing a course that turns high school students into citizen scientists.

October 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Ancient sequoia slice is new lab's star

Ancient sequoia slice is new lab's star

While the Romans ruled the Mediterranean and the ancient Mayan civilization of Tikal reached its peak, a giant sequoia sprouted in present-day California.

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Giant sequoia slice planted at new home in tree-ring lab

Giant sequoia slice planted at new home in tree-ring lab

A 2-ton giant sequoia slice moved to a new home on the UA campus Friday. Movers spent several hours using a crane and forklift to transport the 10-foot-diameter slice from the Arizona State Museum's south building to a flatbed tractor-trailer in five pieces.

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Gila monsters getting DNA swab treatment

Gila monsters getting DNA swab treatment

Researchers at Saguaro National Park are going where few scientists have been brave enough to go before - into the mouths of Gila monsters.

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Preservation of baskets combines science with art

Preservation of baskets combines science with art

Conserving each basket at the Arizona State Museum requires the vision of an artist and the innovation of a scientist.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Ranks of women low in Border Patrol grows

Women continue to make up a small fraction of the Border Patrol force despite years of growth in the agency's ranks.

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Farm Bureau gives top award to Southern Ariz. rancher

Southern Arizona rancher Dan Bell received the Arizona Farm Bureau Rancher of the Year Award for his work in raising awareness of issues facing border ranchers.

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Arizona teen accused of trying to smuggle gun across border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested an Arizona man they say tried to smuggle a disassembled rifle into Mexico.

November 17, 2011 12:02 pm

Data let researchers look at pot economy

Researchers are gaining insight into the marijuana economy - by collecting data from users themselves.

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Enduring clinic remains lifeline for Mexican kids

Enduring clinic remains lifeline for Mexican kids

NOGALES, Ariz. - Fourteen-year-old Antonia Guadalupe Tapia Muñoz, known as Lupita, waited for her speech therapist at the St. Andrew's Children's Clinic as her mother helped take off her shoes.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

Citizens' videos of police stir concerns

In "Border Patrol in the Bushes," a shaky, homemade video by Bisbee resident Alison McLeod, agents ride horses through the desert and walk a handcuffed man to their truck.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

Preocupa a propietarios la excavación de túneles en casas

NOGALES, Arizona.- Vanessa García visita casi cada mes las propiedades que tiene alquiladas en este pueblo fronterizo.

October 20, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…
Mexico drug war focus of UA talk

Mexico drug war focus of UA talk

Two investigative journalists will discuss their experiences reporting on the Mexican drug war at a lecture on Tuesday at the University of Arizona.

October 17, 2011 12:00 am Related

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Immigration conference coming to Tucson

Rep. Raúl Grijalva and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu are two of the political, business and community leaders scheduled to speak at an immigration conference scheduled for Saturday in Tucson.

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Creative pot smugglers try 'a little bit of everything'

Creative pot smugglers try 'a little bit of everything'

Nogales smugglers are trying new tricks to get their product through the border fence built this summer. Capitalizing on the 4-inch openings between steel bars in the fence, pot bundles have been found molded into long, thin tubes that can slip between the slats, law enforcement officials say.

September 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Job applicants can check eligibility

Job applicants in Arizona and 20 other states can now check online to make sure they are eligible to legally work in the U.S. - potentially avoiding painful discoveries during the hiring process.

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Tenant problems can run deep underground for border landlords

Tenant problems can run deep underground for border landlords

NOGALES, Ariz. - Landlord Vanessa Garcia visits her rental homes in this border town nearly every month. She usually inspects the properties at the same time she has pest-control service performed. But while she's there she's not looking for insects - but large holes in the floor.

September 26, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

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