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Most Influential Women: Michele Halyard, MD, Mayo Clinic

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017 in the July issues of the magazines. Azbigmedia.com will be profiling each of theMost Influential Women in Arizona in the coming weeks. The Most Influential Women in Arizona will be honored at a reception from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on… Read More →

ASU researchers will explore solutions to food waste

Researchers from the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The first project will test online marketplaces and mobile apps. These emerging sharing economy companies could help farmers, restaurants, retailers and households manage problems with… Read More →

Colleen’s Dream grants $15K to UA College of Medicine

With the help of Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix researcher is paving the way to improve the outlook of ovarian cancer through a new class of natural compounds. Jerome Lacombe, PhD, was awarded a $15,000 grant by Colleen’s Dream Foundation on Behalf of its 2017 Golf Tournament and… Read More →

Is the tourniquet making a comeback as lifesaver?

Trajarvis McMurry tried to fashion a makeshift tourniquet from his friend’s shirt, but he was too weak to tighten it enough to stop the bleeding coming from his own arm. McMurry was riding in a truck that rolled over in the predawn darkness last month near Houghton Road on Interstate 10. Bystanders stopped to help.… Read More →

ASU, TGen researchers find Alzheimer’s gene source

Researchers led by Arizona State University (ASU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associated with memory robbing Alzheimer’s disease, in specific cells in the brain. Using an extremely precise method of isolating cells called “laser capture microdissection,” researchers looked at three… Read More →

APS boosts teachers through Arizona K12 Center partnership

According to Beth Maloney, a veteran 5th-grade teacher in Surprise, she wouldn’t be the teacher she is today if it weren’t for the Arizona K12 Center. And thanks to an ongoing partnership with the APS, which includes an annual grant of $20,000 to the Arizona K12 Center, the organization is better able to provide ongoing… Read More →

Meet the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017

The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2017 show things are actually getting better for female leaders in the business world. Consider this: A study by Talentful, recruitment experts, compared some of the world’s most powerful male and female CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies to see how gender roles are gradually improving within the… Read More →

UA offers online master’s degree in cybersecurity

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The University of Arizona has launched a new online master’s degree program in cybersecurity just as a new report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that the cyber crime epidemic will triple the number of open cybersecurity positions over the next five years.  The Master of Science in Cybersecurity curriculum draws from the UA’s top-ranked Eller Management… Read More →

UA researcher discovers promising treatment for hot flashes

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Naomi Rance was at work when she experienced her first hot flash. Rance, a physician and researcher at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, took note.  As it turns out, her basic scientific research on estrogen’s involvement with hot flashes may lead to a promising treatment for them.  Hot… Read More →

UA startup FishTail Technologies targets student information systems

The University of Arizona has licensed a tool to integrate student information systems and learning management systems to UA startup FishTail Technologies. The software, which simplifies the use of the University’s complex D2L curriculum management system, resulted from the inventive work of a collaborative, multi-unit team from the UA Office of Instruction and Assessment, or OIA, and University… Read More →

How hot is too hot? What the heat does to you

How hot is too hot? You might not realize it, but you have a maximum operating temperature, according to a University of Arizona physician who knows an overheated person when she sees one. When you heat up, your body has ways to keep you at a temperature where your enzymes work optimally, says Dr. Jaiva Larsen, Banner… Read More →

Did University of Arizona scientists find undiscovered planetary body?

An unknown, unseen “planetary mass object” may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research done at the University of Arizona on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. This object would be different from — and much closer than — the so-called Planet Nine, a planet… Read More →

Low pay for Arizona teachers lowers morale, retention

Arizona teachers salaries that are among the lowest in the nation drive down teacher morale and make retention difficult, education advocates say. Arizona elementary school teacher pay is the lowest in the nation when adjusted for statewide cost-of-living. While Arizona’s high school teachers pay ranks 49th of the 50 states, according to a Morrison Institute… Read More →

UA among Top 100 in World Reputation Rankings

Times Higher Education is recognizing the University of Arizona as one of the top-100 higher-education institutions in the world, ranking it as a global leader in research, education and innovation in the 2017 edition of its annual World Reputation Rankings, released Wednesday. “It’s an honor to see University of Arizona listed among the very best in… Read More →