Sixth Mirror Casting Brings Giant Magellan Telescope Closer to Completion

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Sixth Mirror Casting Brings Giant Magellan Telescope Closer to Completion

Engineers at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab are casting the sixth of seven mirror segments that together will make up the primary mirror of the Giant Magellan Telescope, currently under construction in Chile's Atacama Desert.

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Dramatic Decline in Western Butterfly Populations Linked to Fall Warming

Western butterfly populations are declining at an estimated rate of 1.6% per year, according to a new report in Science. The western monarch population has declined 99.9% since the 1980s.

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A Season Unlike Any Other: Arizona Women's Basketball Reaches New Heights

After one of the best seasons in program history, the Arizona women's basketball team is expected to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.

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How Cascading Crises in 2020 Led to Record High Gun Sales

Sociologist Jennifer Carlson sees gun business as a telltale sign of what's going on in the American psyche. If that is the case, Americans in 2020 were afraid.

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UArizona Plans for In-Person Commencement Ceremonies, Fall Classes

A series of smaller in-person Commencement ceremonies are planned over a weeklong period in May, President Robert C. Robbins announced this week.

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Gallery: Vertical Dancers BANDALOOP Perform at UArizona Vaccination Site

The vertical dance group BANDALOOP turned the dance floor on its side when it performed on the walls of campus buildings this week.

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