09/24/20: White House Coronavirus Task Force Leader Deborah Birx Visits UArizona Labs

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Photo Gallery: White House Coronavirus Task Force Leader Deborah Birx Visits UArizona Labs

Birx made the stop as part of a national tour to see how colleges and universities are responding to the pandemic. She also met with university President Robert C. Robbins and other leaders.

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx to Asteroid Bennu: 'You've Got a Little Vesta on You...'

Bits of the asteroid Vesta have been found on the mission's target asteroid Bennu, highlighting the variety of asteroids in the solar system and what it says about its evolution.

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University to Continue Holding Only 'Essential Courses' in Person Through Oct. 2

While the campus has seen a spike in cases over the last few weeks, Friday's positivity rate was down from last week, and no new students were admitted to isolation housing over the weekend.

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Perfectionists May be More Prone to Helicopter Parenting, Study Finds

The negative effects of helicopter parenting on young adults are well documented, but less is known about why certain people over-parent. A new study suggests perfectionism is one driver.

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NSF Grant Accelerates Development for One of World's Most Powerful Telescopes; Test Bed Being Built at UArizona

UArizona researchers have been busy building a testbed that essentially consists of a miniature-sized active stand-in for the Giant Magellan Telescope's seven-piece primary mirror.

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Just Add Water: Biodiversity Resurgence in Effluent-Fed Desert Riverbeds

Dragonflies, mayflies and caddisflies may be small, but their appearance could signal a big comeback for the beleaguered rivers of the American Southwest.

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Tucson Humanities Festival to Focus on Justice

The October series of virtual presentations will include discussions about Black Lives Matter, immigration, health care disparities, student activism and more.

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