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Recent News

ENR2 Tells a Story Decades in the Making

September 9, 2015

UA alumni Jim Richard and May Carr set out to design a building that reflected unique aspects of the surrounding Sonoran desert, while establishing a new standard for campus sustainability.

ENR2: A New Model for Sustainability

September 4, 2015

The much-anticipated building, which has its grand opening on Thursday, brings together desert and design. "It's not enough for our buildings and spaces to just facilitate — they must inspire," says Peter Dourlein, UA assistant vice president of Planning, Design and Construction.

Climate Change & Poetry

Climate Change & Poetry

September 1, 2015

CLIMAS Climate and Society Fellow Eric Magrane writes about his upcoming community course, “Climate Change & Poetry,” at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Geoscientist Fulong Cai stands on a linear ridge on top of China’s Loess Plateau and looks across a river valley at another of the plateau’s linear ridges. The high hills in the far background are on the edge of the plateau, which drops about 1,300 feet to the Mu Us Desert to the northwest.

How Wind Sculpted the Earth’s Largest Dust Deposit

September 1, 2015

A team of UA geoscientists figured out how China’s Loess Plateau, a dust deposit the size of the state of Arizona, came to be. Dust deposits known as loess often create good agricultural soil.