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Local Distiller Turns Sonoran Desert Wood into Whiskey

Mesquite craftsman uses native wood to craft unique spirits—and tap into a long scientific legacy.

UA Agriculture Center One of Few Using Greenhouses for Education

Part of handful of programs in U.S.; it is also the only facility that offers commercial-sized, operated facility for hands-on education.

One, Dos, Drei: Tucson Girl Growing Up Trilingual

Thanks to parents who come from Germany, Mexico and school where 7-year-old learns English.

UA Seeking Funding for Farm Outreach, Tuition Balance

Annual budget request to state lawmakers calls for more money than governor has proposed.

UA Sociology School Participates in Tucson Poverty Project

School collaborating with Mayor Rothschild to combat poverty in city; determine current status of residents.

New Program Aims to Address Older Adults’ Mental Health

Researchers say many seniors struggle with depression, other mental health disorders, but that poor mental health need not be the norm.

Scientists: Darkness Harder to Find Due to Overpopulation

Use of artificial lights is increasing around the world; experts say tens of millions of people have never experiences truly dark skies.

Architect: Old Main Renovations Should Stay True to Its History

Corky Poster is a Tucson architect, one of the many hands involved in project; says structure is a distinctive symbol.

Tucson Fire Department Aims to Ease Firefighters’ Trauma

Firefighters and researchers collaborate to develop peer-based program that helps first responders deal with their work’s emotional toll

Retinal Implants Get New Tech That Could Improve Clarity

Wolfgang Fink, member of the joint U.S.-German research team developing product said current retinal implants allow people to see, but only basic, blurry shapes.

UA Biologist Captures Unusual Animal Behavior on Camera

After scouring endless hours of footage, Pacifica Sommers began to notice something a little odd: a dancing mouse.

UA-Led Research Team Finds New Planet

Gas giant discovered orbiting around star outside Earth's solar system; relatively young at 13 million years old.

UA Doctorate Student First to Identify Minerals on Mars Surface

What they have is basaltic sand, made from eroded lava, similar in composition to sand found here on earth in places such as Hawaii.

UA Dance School Showcases Father of American Ballet

Balanchine's "Tarantella" is being presented through Nov. 3; for university to have been allowed to present one of his works is an honor, director says.

Tucsonan Struggles to Find a Kidney, Turns to Facebook

Don Do, a 23-year-old former UA student, created an event page to reach out to people, hoping to find a donor.

Doc Explores '60s Activism Through Family Experience

"It's a film about the tragedy of idealism," says director of Tatanka, one of the films featured at the Loft Film Festival.

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