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Feb. 14, 2019
The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked the colleges that grant the most bachelor’s degrees in foreign languages, with the UA finishing among the top 10 institutions in the nation.
A new study in Geophysical Research Letters argues there needs to be an underground source of heat for liquid water to exist underneath the Martian southern polar ice cap. (Image: NASA)
Feb. 14, 2019
A new study conducted by UA planetary scientists suggests volcanoes may have been recently boiling deep below the surface of the Red Planet.
Henk Granzier
Feb. 11, 2019
A research team at the UA Sarver Heart Center investigated whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for a type of heart failure that affects nearly half of all heart failure patients.
Feb. 11, 2019
UA psychology professor David Sbarra and his collaborators propose an explanation for why we are so drawn to our smartphones, even when they take us out of the moment in our close relationships.
John Cocke (Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Johnston/njohnstonphotography.com)
Feb. 8, 2019
In 1969, UA scientists were the first to detect the optical flash from a pulsar — a stellar corpse thought to pack at least one-and-a-half times the mass of our sun into a neutron star.
Feb. 6, 2019
The UA is one of 45 institutions to receive a green light from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which rates more than 400 of the nation’s top colleges and universities.
More than 100 students took part in this year's Zero-Waste Challenge, collecting more than 3.8 tons of recycling and more than 800 pounds of compostable materials. (Photo: Ryan Dotson)
Feb. 6, 2019
A campuswide sustainability effort diverted more than 45 percent of waste from landfills during the Wildcats' "Zero-Waste" football game, more than doubling the UA's amount of waste diversion in 2017.
Feb. 6, 2019
Consumers are more likely to purchase products that have lower ratings but more reviews than products with higher ratings but few reviews, researchers found.
Austin K. Yamada
Feb. 5, 2019
The University of Arizona Applied Research Corp. will focus the UA's research strengths in several diverse areas on solving national security issues.

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