08/25/16: 2 Weeks to Launch for OSIRIS-REx Mission

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August 25, 2016

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2 Weeks to Launch for OSIRIS-REx Mission

After undergoing months of testing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the spacecraft, tasked with carrying out the first U.S. mission to bring back a sample from an asteroid, soon will be enclosed in the nose cone of its launch rocket. Then the countdown to the Sept. 8 liftoff will be underway.

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Noodles Supplant Cigarettes as Prison Currency of Choice

UA graduate student researcher Michael Gibson-Light found a change in prisoner monetary practices, from cigarettes to ramen noodles. The shift, he says, is because of declining investments in prison services.

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New UA Pediatric 'Center of Excellence' Established

The center is the first of its kind in the U.S. to conduct research into acute-onset neuropsychiatric disorders that historically have been misdiagnosed or undiagnosed in children.

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SOS Promises Quick Answers to Assist UA's Newest Arrivals

The Office of Academic Success and Achievement created a service — and has expanded it — to answer student questions, and it is now available several ways.

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