UArizona engineers lead $70M project to turn desert shrub into rubber

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May 11, 2023

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UArizona engineers lead $70M project to turn desert shrub into rubber

The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Bridgestone, focuses on growing and processing guayule (pronounced why-OO-lee), a hardy, perennial shrub that could be an alternative source of natural rubber.

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Becoming a multiplanetary species: Crew completes first mission in pressurized habitat at Biosphere 2

A four-person crew sealed themselves in an air-tight pressurized habitat, called the Space Analog for the Moon and Mars, for six days to practice what it might be like to live on the surface of another celestial body.

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UArizona will confer about 8,000 degrees at Commencement

President Robert C. Robbins will confer about 8,000 bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees at the university's 159th Commencement on May 12. The 90-minute ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Arizona Stadium and will be streamed live on YouTube.

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UArizona faculty members receive Peabody Award for 'Missing in Brooks County'

The film, about migrants going missing in rural Texas, was co-directed by adjunct instructor Lisa Molomot and edited by associate professor Jacob Bricca. It won a Peabody Award in the documentary category.

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UArizona entomologist elected to National Academy of Sciences

Bruce Tabashnik, a Regents Professor of Entomology whose discoveries helped eradicate the invasive pink bollworm from the United States and Mexico, is one of 120 new members elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

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Nearby planetary system seen in breathtaking detail

A new Webb Space Telescope image of the bright, nearby star Fomalhaut reveals its planetary system with details never seen before, including nested concentric rings of dust. These belts most likely are carved by the gravitational forces produced by embedded, unseen planets.

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UArizona will recognize seven outstanding graduating seniors at Commencement

Nominated by faculty and peers, this year's seven student award winners were selected based on their determination, notable achievements and positive contributions to their families and communities.

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Mel and Enid Zuckerman Center for Health and Medical Careers breaks ground at The Bridges

The Pima Joint Technical Education District's new center, which is expected to open next year, will offer local high school students education and experience to prepare them for careers in health care and medicine.

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