Recent CALS Spotlights

  • The institutions are advancing social agriculture to help farmers achieve economic profitability while promoting environmental sustainability.

  • The UA is part of an effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy to collect and generate big data faster and develop new crops more quickly for sustainable domestic energy — and food, feed and fiber needs down the line. Creating domestic biofuels from sorghum is just the beginning.

  • With the start of National Pollinator Week, we take a moment to look at the work of UA researchers working to ensure the ecosystem's health.

  • Purchasing a car can be a stressful experience, especially for first-time buyers.

    A new mobile app developed at the University of Arizona is making the process a little more fun by teaching teens and young adults about the used-car buying process through interactive games.

  • Thandiwe Mweetwa, currently pursuing a master's degree in natural resources conservation at the UA, has spent time in Zambia to study lion populations there.

  • As population grows and water supplies are over-tapped, water planners and managers are looking for ways to expand and diversify their water portfolios. One source of water that has been under-utilized is wastewater.

  • With a domestic horse in Arizona testing positive for rabies, UA Cooperative Extension experts urge the public not to panic, but to instead focus on helping with disease prevention.
  • Tech Launch Arizona's third annual awards event honored those whose work directly affects the quality of life through research, collaboration and innovation — key elements in the University of Arizona’s land-grant mission and Never Settle strategic plan. The I-Squared Awards for Innovation and Impact were held at the UA Museum of Art on Monday.

  • U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murty, "America's Doctor" and University of Arizona's Commencement speaker, will be presented with an honorary degree during the May 13 ceremony.

    Financial innovator James Muzzy and Czech parasitologist and biochemist Libor Grubhoffer will also be honored with degrees during the ceremony. 

  • According to the Pew Research Center, the millennial generation  — defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 — surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce in 2015, with 53.5 million millennials either holding jobs or seeking them. The University of Arizona's Class of 2016 is at the tail end of this generation. As such, it finds itself in a position to permanently shape the future of American employment.

    "I believe that the millennial generation brings a consumer ideology to the workplace," said UA retailing and consumer sciences professor Anita Bhappu. "They've grown up as their family's digital retail expert, which has created this well-tuned consumer lens that they use in all facets of their life, particularly when it comes to finding a career."