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The green circles in this satellite image of southwestern Kansas are crops being watered by central pivot irrigation, which draws water from a well in the center of each field. Some of the water is groundwater from deep under the Great Plains states. (Credit: NASA)
June 19, 2019
A new study led by a UA hydrologist is the first to examine the impact of large-scale groundwater pumping that began in the U.S. in the 1950s on surface waters.
UPC faculty, staff and students show Wilbur and Wilma around the UA Lima at UPC campus.
June 19, 2019
Launching in the fall as the first UA location in South America, UA Lima at La Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas offers the largest selection of dual degrees of any micro-campus.
June 18, 2019
In a new paper, UA psychologist Lee Ryan and her collaborators propose a precision aging model designed to help researchers better understand and treat age-related cognitive decline on an individual level.
Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison “Jack” Schmitt stands next to a steep-walled crater named Shorty on Dec. 13, 1972. The UA's Jessica Barnes is among the scientists selected by NASA to be granted access to previously unopened samples, including some collected during NASA's last manned mission to the moon. (Photo: NASA)
June 18, 2019
Thanks to new technological tools, moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time.
A virtual city called CyberApolis allows students to learn technologically advanced skills in a hands-on environment.
June 14, 2019
Students will soon be able to earn a bachelor of applied science degree in intelligence and information operations at the UA, thanks to a $1.5 million Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence grant from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.
Subtropical Storm Andrea, which formed on the evening of May 20, is this year's first named storm. The UA forecasting model predicts a total of 16 named storms this year. (Image: NOAA)
June 14, 2019
The UA Hurricane Forecast predicts there will be eight hurricanes during this year's Atlantic hurricane season, which started on June 1.
An environmentally safe biocompatible polymer blend that can be mixed with water and applied with existing equipment provides a new option for dust control.
June 13, 2019
Using technology developed at the UA, startup Clean Earth Tech plans to provide a novel solution to a common problem in arid climates – air pollution caused by dry air and blowing dust.
According to a hypothesis developed by UA alumni William Hartmann and Donald Davis, the moon was formed from a debris blown off primordial Earth by a giant impact during Earth's formation. Their 1974 paper introduced what is now the leading theory of lunar origin. (Image: William Hartmann)
June 12, 2019
Where did the moon come from? The Giant Impact Theory germinated in the mind of a UA graduate student as he mapped the surface of the moon and is still cited today as scientists learn more about our celestial neighbor.
UA volleyball student-athletes will be enrolled in a study abroad class on their upcoming European trip. (Photo: Arizona Athletics)
June 12, 2019
On the UA volleyball team’s European tour, the student-athletes will be enrolled in a study abroad class, adding an educational and cultural component to their competition schedule.

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