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Early childhood education centers play an important role in encouraging parents to engage in educational activities with their children both at the centers and at home, researcher Melissa Barnett found.
July 6, 2020
Masks can help combat the spread of COVID-19, but some styles protect better than others. A study of nontraditional mask materials finds that vacuum cleaner filters are especially effective.
Desks, computers and common areas in the Daily Wildcat newsroom have gone largely untouched since early March. Staff for the university's student-run newspaper have covered COVID-19 and other stories from home since the pandemic began. (Photo courtesy of Brett Fera)
June 24, 2020
The pandemic presented a once-in-a-career opportunity for UArizona student journalists who rose to the occasion to cover it, with guidance from faculty and staff.
June 23, 2020
Affection is genetic for women but not men, a new study finds. Study author Kory Floyd says those who are genetically predisposed to being more affectionate may be struggling with "skin hunger" amid COVID-19 physical distancing.
The largest portion of the gift, $1 million, will be used by the College of Nursing to enhance simulation facilities at the Tucson, Phoenix and Gilbert campuses. (Photo courtesy of College of Nursing)
June 18, 2020
The largest portion of the gift, from two UArizona alumni, will support students in the College of Nursing.
Once Covid Watch is installed on a smartphone, the app begins logging anonymous signals from other nearby apps using Bluetooth, which can be used to route alerts later.
June 18, 2020
The Covid Watch smartphone app sends exposure alerts without having to collect any personally identifying information from users, protecting their anonymity.
A Juneteenth parade in Philadelphia last year. UArizona historian Tyina Steptoe says the holiday celebrating the emancipation of Confederate slaves will likely be recognized by increasingly diverse groups this year and into the future.
June 17, 2020
UArizona historian Tyina Steptoe discusses the history of the holiday that recognizes emancipation, and why more people than ever may celebrate it this year and in the future.
University of Arizona football players return to Arizona Stadium through Gate 8, where they were met with clear health protocols. (Photo: Mike Christy/Arizona Athletics)
June 17, 2020
Under the watchful eyes of medical professionals and strength and conditioning coaches, the Arizona Wildcats football team began voluntary summer workouts this week.

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