Does Intense Aerobic Activity Grow Bigger Brains?
Our ancestors left the jungle, began to walk upright and ultimately ran like the wind. These early distance athletes chased prey and fled predators -- and grew bigger brains. Why? University of Arizona anthropologist David A. Raichlen studied humans, dogs and ferrets to demonstrate how aerobic exercise stimulates the production of brain-growth chemicals.
“Pack Your Bags. You’re Going to Rome.”
UA music graduate Gabriel Ayala is a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, born and raised in Texas. He’s also a classical guitarist who has performed for President Obama and Pope Benedict. His award-winning ninth album – Shades of Blue – showcases his own compositions of jazz-flamenco fusion. And he plays Bach at Native American powwows.
Prepare to Battle Global Poverty and Hunger
Fighting wars against enemies like illness, hunger and injustice requires more than brute strength. As in any war, winning demands training, experience and planning to harness the raw passion for real results. For warriors ready to do battle, the new UA Master's in Development Practice offers the essential training to win in the field.
Gaming for Miners' Safety
Fire in the mine! What should you do? UA scientists are working to help prepare miners to respond to and avoid the emergencies they may encounter working at a mine through development of educational computer games.
Saying Yes to Change
When Stephen Russell, PhD, started his career, there wasn't a lot of research on sexual minority youth in his field of family studies and human development. He changed that in a big way. Today, he’s not only illuminating the risks that minority youth face, but he's also giving students opportunities to ask their own questions and begin creating knowledge legacies of their own.