Garden Kitchen educates Tucson community about healthy eating

On a sunny Saturday morning, underneath the shade from a tent in the corner of a parking lot, a breeze spreads the aroma of cooking broccoli throughout the crowd. Bowls of green onions and mushrooms are on the counter. Potatoes are boiling in one pot and cauliflower is cooking in another.

Sitting on metal folding chairs and sipping sweet tea, Tucsonans gathered to learn how to cook healthy meals at the Garden Kitchen.

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UA faculty follows Obama’s lead on BRAIN initiative

UA faculty is taking a collaborative approach to research in order to further President Barack Obama’s initiative to solve the mysteries of the brain.

Dr. Fernando Martinez, a physician-scientist and head of the BIO5 Institute, was at the White House last week when Obama revealed the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative, a research initiative designed to revolutionize the understanding of the human brain.

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UA Army ROTC hosts golf tournament at Vistoso Golf Club

The UA Army ROTC is hosting a golf tournament on April 19 to raise funds and work toward creating an alumni association.

Besides giving participants a chance to play at The Golf Club at Vistoso at a discounted rate, the first annual Army ROTC Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble will also include raffles, silent auctions and golf competitions. The tournament, which begins at 1 p.m., will help raise funds for scholarships, grants and team-building activities, as well as serving as part of a larger effort to create a UA Army ROTC Alumni Association.

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Radio Boot Camp

This Saturday I participated in a Radio Boot Camp class. Led by journalists from Arizona Public Media the 12 hour crash course taught us the basics of how to write, record, voice and edit an audio story. This is the product of that experience. 

Businesses say construction for the Tucson Streetcar has deterred customers from visiting shops along University Boulevard. Kayla Samoy reports.

UA professor works on autonomous car

When Jonathan Sprinkle was young, he invented his own crossword puzzles and convinced his dad to make copies of them at work.

For Sprinkle, now an assistant professor in the UA Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, inventing those crossword puzzles led him to realize that he had the ingenuity he needed to pursue his current career.

Now, one of the main projects Sprinkle is working on is an autonomous car that can drive itself.

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UAMC brings back lung-transplant program with new director

The University of Arizona Medical Center is reviving its lung-transplant program after a yearlong hiatus.

The program shut down in February of 2012 after UAMC’s primary lung-transplant surgeon, Dr. Michael Moulton, left to accept an appointment as chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Now, with the recent hiring of Dr. Jesus Gomez-Abraham as the director of the lung and heart-lung transplant programs atUAMC, the program is being restored.

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