College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

June 5, 2019
A UA-led team of engineers and scientists are researching new methods, including "magic" microbes and chemical processes, to remove insensitive high explosives from soil and water.
May 28, 2019
Teaching children how to appropriately give money away can help them learn financial basics like budgeting, and it may contribute to their well-being later in life, UA research suggests.
A conservation agriculture demonstration plot in Zimbabwe. (Photo: CIMMYT/Peter Lowe)
May 6, 2019
New research shows that while conservation farming might work well in industrialized nations, its benefits aren't always transferable to the more rural parts of the world.
“I have always known that I wanted to pursue an international career in grassroots service, community development and peace building,” said Ruth Byrnes, who will serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer following her graduation from the UA in May.
April 17, 2019
Gina Aniano and Ruth Byrnes took advantage of a new undergraduate program and were rewarded with invitations to serve in the Peace Corps.
From left: Undergraduate student Luis Ruiz, doctoral student Ayako Kusakabe and professor Patricia Stock are have identified compounds derived from Photorhabdus, an insect pathogenic bacterium, that can potentially replace chemical pesticides. (Photo: Alison Mairena/Tech Launch Arizona)
March 28, 2019
UA entomologist Patricia Stock is working on developing a safer alternative to the chemical pesticides commonly used to combat plant pathogens.
Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona. (Photo: Luca Galuzzi -, CC BY-SA 2.5)
March 20, 2019
Three UA professors, each with unique areas of expertise relating to water and the Colorado River, talk about the Drought Contingency Plan and what might come next.
Television shows like Marie Kondo's "Tidying Up" have shined a spotlight on minimalism and the potential benefits of decluttering.
March 6, 2019
Sabrina Helm says the decluttering trend can be good for the environment - as long as people aren't clearing space to make way for new purchases.
Astronauts at the International Space Station participated in a study to determine long-term spaceflight's effect on the immune system. (Photo: NASA/CC BY-NC 2.0)
Jan. 24, 2019
Astronauts who embarked on spaceflights lasting longer than six months experienced a decrease in the functionality of NK cells, which play an important role of the immune system by killing cancerous cells and preventing viruses from reactivating.
Gene Giacomelli, left, former director of the UA's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, talks tomatoes with Todd Millay, director of the Arizona Student Unions, in the greenhouse on the Student Union roof.
Nov. 20, 2018
Located at the Student Union Memorial Center, the nation's first student-run rooftop greenhouse with the capacity for year-round food production helps stock the Campus Pantry.