Recent CALS Spotlights

  • The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has restructured the responsibilities of its management and leadership team in Yuma to place a greater emphasis on economic development.

    Kurt Nolte becomes the director of economic development for the Yuma CALS. He will retain his position as director of Yuma County Cooperative Extension.

  • The University of Arizona is known not only for its academic excellence and strong athletic program, but also for its sizable collection of unique trees.

  • With a group of fertilizers known as chelates, zinc levels can be managed in pecan trees — and that's good news for Arizona growers.

  • The $5.5 million facility, built by Pima County, will bring together industry, government and academia for the development of new technologies.

  • A global network of scientists has elected three University of Arizona faculty members American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, a distinction awarded to those who are advancing science in ways that are considered scientifically or socially distinguished.

    Dozens of UA faculty members have been named fellows of AAAS, the largest general scientific society in the world. 

    Judith K. Brown, a plant sciences and BIO 5 Institute professor, was cited for "for pioneering international work on emergent plant viruses, and for distinguished contributions to research on plant-pathogen-vector interactions including functional genomics of vector-mediated pathogen transmission."

  • The documentary "Earthlight" follows the success of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center lunar greenhouse team in constructing a closed system that recycles all air and water and produces food that astronauts will need for extended missions to the moon and Mars.

  • Sharing Tribes promotes lending and borrowing over buying. It involves "taking the science of retailing and applying it to the practice of sharing," Anita Bhappu says.

  • With the help of the UA-based iPlant Collaborative, students in a revolutionary, two-university "ecoinformatics" course dug through unused open-access data to discover how variations in soil composition influence microbial life.

  • The new center will include a law clinic staffed by students from two UA colleges who will work directly with ranchers, farmers, miners and others.

    The Natural Resource Users Law and Policy Center — the first of its kind in the nation — has been launched at the University of Arizona to address the currently unmet legal needs of ranchers, farmers, miners and others whose business involves the use of natural resources.

  • The setting sun plunges the Tucson Mountains into silhouette and casts a golden glow on the fields and stables of the University of Arizona Equine Center. UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student Nicole Chapman is just starting her shift caring for the thoroughbreds and quarter horses that are used in classes such as horsemanship, equitation workshop, and weanling and yearling management.