UA Tree-Ring Research Helps Analyze Droughts in Mongolia

The 2000-2010 drought that killed livestock and drove nomadic herders to migrate to cities was rare but not unprecedented, according to a team that included a UA dendrochronologist.

How a UA Engineer Gets Cars to Talk

A wealth of connected-vehicle research by professor Larry Head is helping to determine how people will move about in the cities of tomorrow. With UANews video. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.

Hockstad Named New Leader of Tech Launch Arizona

The current assistant vice president of TLA will succeed David Allen, who is retiring effective April 28 after a six-year tenure of reinvigorating the UA's research commercialization.

Researcher Looks at 'Digital Traces' to Help Students

Sudha Ram's research tracks students' social interactions and daily routines via their CatCard usage — and leverages that information to make predictions about freshman retention. Fast Forward, a UANews series, is examining the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.

Tucson Festival of Books to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Attendance for the event on the UA campus, which benefits literacy programs, now exceeds 100,000, and the presenters are a who's who from literature, science and pop culture.

Bok to the Future: Sounding the Depths of a Dying Star

A small, aging telescope — the Bok Telescope on Kitt Peak — can still do mighty science, even helping astrophysicists undertake a virtual journey to the center of a dead star.

UA Seeks Answers From the Deep

Oceanographer Joellen Russell is collecting big data in the Southern Ocean to tell us more about the Earth and its climate. In the coming weeks, a UANews series, Fast Forward, will examine the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds. This is the first story. With UANews video.

Big Data Is Only What We Make of It

In the concluding talk of the College of Science series, the UA's Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. explains how big data will impact society — and how higher education can leverage it.

Wildfire Problem Will Get Bigger in Coming Decades

A UA-led study projects substantial increases in area burned across western North America, with implications for land managers and policy makers.

UA Leads Project on Big Data and Black Holes

A worldwide collaboration will work on ways of processing unprecedented amounts of data in real time, with a primary goal of assisting the effort to take the first-ever pictures of a black hole. However, applications eventually could include self-driving cars, renewable energy and national defense.


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