Carson Scholars: Promise for an Environmentally Vibrant and Just FutureSeptember 25, 2015
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which alerted the world to the dangers of chemical pesticides and inspired the modern environmental movement, was published 53 years ago, on Sept. 27, 1962. To honor Carson’s writings and enduring legacy, the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment, Biosphere 2, and Renewable Energy Network created the Carson Scholars Program.
The program supports graduate student research and trains scholars to effectively communicate their work to the public. The students, together with their faculty mentors, form a growing network of researchers who push the bounds of knowledge and understanding of our natural environment.
Ants May Have Reason to Be Anti-WorkSeptember 22, 2015
This summer, two UA researchers found that some members of ant colonies spend most of their time inactive. The scientists have offered some possible explanations in a new conceptual paper
Classroom Innovator: Joellen RussellSeptember 16, 2015
Joellen Russell's oceanography class packs the 600-seat auditorium at the new ENR building — and has an additional 200 students online. This makes the UA the U.S. university that teaches the most oceanography students annually.