10/01/20: OSIRIS-REx Begins its Countdown to TAG

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October 01, 2020

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OSIRIS-REx Begins its Countdown to TAG

In just a few weeks, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will descend to asteroid Bennu's boulder-strewn surface and collect a sample of the asteroid's rocks and dust.

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25 Days of 'O-REx'

The UArizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission is poised to accomplish a first for NASA: collect a sample from a near-Earth asteroid and bring it back home. As the Oct. 20 collection date nears, here are 25 facts about the mission.

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UArizona Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Numbers, Compliance

The number of positive test results on campus decreased following a 14-day shelter-in-place recommendation. The university will continue to offer most classes in an online format through at least Oct. 5

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Social Sciences and Education

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How Hispanic and Asian Populations Influence US Food Culture

A new UArizona-led study explores how minority populations impact local food culture in the U.S. The researchers say their findings show that assimilation is a "two-way street."

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UA Presents Reimagined With a New Name – Arizona Arts Live

UA Presents, the university's performing arts presenter, has a new name: Arizona Arts Live. Executive Director Chad Herzog says the rebranding is part of a broader effort to make Tucson an arts destination.

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Immune System Changes May Cause High Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women

A new study finds that menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells might contribute to the sharp increase in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women.

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UArizona Downtown Lecture Series Explores the Power of Women

The annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences series will take place virtually this year and explore the themes of fairy tales, gender-based violence, Latinas in politics and more.

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