A Positive Place for Veterans
For a soldier returning from the field, finding the way back into civilian life is no easy task. The University of Arizona listened closely to this unique group of students, and based on their needs, created a now nationally recognized program offering community, support and a targeted curriculum, all to increase graduation and retention rates.
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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.
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.
The Mechanics of Code-Switching
Here in Tucson, we hear the sounds of Spanish and English mixing richly throughout the community. But spend time among bilingual speakers, and you often hear both spoken at the same time, even within the same sentence. This process called "code-switching." How does it work? Psychology doctoral student Kalim Gonzalez led a study to find out.