Education and Children

Students, Staff Weigh in on UA Tobacco Ban

Jul 18, 2014 Starting mid-August university will not allow any products, including e-cigarettes on any of its property.

UA Prohibiting Use of Tobacco Everywhere, Outdoors Included

Jul 14, 2014 Goal to 'create healthier community,' campus officials says in detailing smoking, e-cigarette ban starting in mid-August.

Fired Medical Pot Researcher: 'We Were on Cusp of Implementing UA Study'

Jul 2, 2014 Sue Sisley was unexpectedly laid off from the university, stalling her research on marijuana as a possible treatment for PTSD.

Ukraine Crisis, Other Global Politics Imperil OSIRIS-REx Mission

Jun 30, 2014 Team plans to use rocket which runs on a Russian-made engine; Canadian government funding couldn't be secured.

Board of Regents OKs Negotiations for UAMC Takeover

Jun 26, 2014 Phoenix-based Banner Health, UA Health Network hope to finalize $946M deal by September.

UA Research Aims to Improve Concussion Diagnosis

Jun 5, 2014 Drive for study is to develop tools that can be more sensitive at catching low-grade injury; technology records brain activity along scalp.

Researchers, Philosophers Explore Theories of Consciousness

May 20, 2014 Despite ongoing exploration of consciousness and its concepts, the future of the study remains unknown.

Cultural Sensitivity Can Improve Health Care, Experts Say

May 13, 2014 Researchers find that cultural diversity and culturally appropriate care bridge the gap between health care providers and patients, with positive results.

Permafrost Soils Could Contribute to Global Warming, Scientist Says

May 6, 2014 Recently discovered by team of researchers; have been frozen for tens of thousands of years, but are beginning to thaw, producing methane - a powerful greenhouse gas.

Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ

May 5, 2014 Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.

UA First of AZ Universities to Cover Transgender Surgeries

Apr 30, 2014 Program helps pay for student gender transition surgeries, hormone therapy, behavioral health treatments.

Liquor Regs, Lack of Renters Crushes LGBT Arts Space

Apr 29, 2014 Legal inability to serve beer and wine at events ignited domino effect of economic losses for Tucson's Fluxx Studio and Gallery.

OSIRIS REx Moves From Planning Phase to Fabrication

Apr 23, 2014 Latest NASA project for the UA is one step closer to launch; its ultimate goal is bringing back a piece of an asteroid to Earth.

Interdisciplinary Consciousness Conference Celebrates 20 Years

Apr 22, 2014 Toward a Science of Consciousness hosts around 800 scientists, philosophers, experimentalists, artists and students from different backgrounds and perspectives; taking place in Tucson thru April 26.

Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea

Apr 14, 2014 AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.

UA Gets NASA OK to Move Ahead with Mission to Asteroid

Apr 10, 2014 Launch of OSIRIS-REx scheduled for 2016, returning in 2023 with soil samples, mapping to explore origins of solar system.

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