Animal systems

Ecology and Distribution of Elf Owls on Tumamoc Hill and Beyond

On Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00PM in the library of the main building on Tumamoc Hill, Aaron Flesch, Research Scientist with the UA School of Natural Resources and the Environment will give a presentation on “Ecology and Distribution of Elf Owls on Tumamoc Hill and Beyond”.

To reserve a place, please email If you also need a reservation on the shuttle van that will run from the bottom of the Hill between 5:30 and 6:00, please let Cynthia know.

UA Fellowship Awarded to Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences Grad Student

This year, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences boasts two University Fellows-- a distinction granted annually to 24 graduate students from different disciplines at the University of Arizona. The University Fellows Program—an initiative of the UA Graduate Center— fosters interdisciplinary scholars and collaborative innovation on campus and beyond.

One Health: A "Wildcat Talks" Lunch and Learn with VP and Dean Burgess

Lunch menu will be roulade of chicken breast filled with spinach and cream cheese as the main entry and comes with a salad, seasonal vegetables, assorted rolls and butter, coffee, decaf, tea, iced tea, lemonade and dessert. Purchasing a ticket is not considered a tax deductible donation.

Future Wildcat Talks will be happening on Dec. 7, Feb. 1 and April 5.

UA's New DVM Program: A Q&A with the Planning Team

Arizona's students will soon have more choices when it comes to pursuing a career in veterinary medicine while minimizing educational debt. University of Arizona and UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty are planning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program (link:, slated to open in August 2016. Applications for the 2016-17 academic year will be accepted once the university receives a Letter of Reasonable Assurance of Accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

UA Dedicates New School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences

The University of Arizona has established a new School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences that will bring together teaching, research and extension resources from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to focus on animal health, growth, nutrition and disease, and human health challenges facing Arizona and the global community.

The UA Faculty Senate approved the creation of the new school on March 4, and it was formally dedicated during a ceremony last week.

UA Partners with Saudi Arabia to Create Sustainable Farming Systems

Food, clean water and energy – our planet is challenged to meet these basic needs, especially in the harshest environments.

To help solve these global problems, faculty members from the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are teaming up with partners at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, or KAUST, on the Red Sea Coast, north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


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