Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences

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.

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: http://vmsp.cals.arizona.edu/), 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 students seek funding for on-campus olive harvesting

UA students have obtained a UA Green Fund grant of roughly $7,000 to harvest olive, citrus and mesquite trees on campus.

The UA already harvests mesquite trees to provide mesquite flour for Dining Services, and Linking Edible Arizona Forests is trying to add harvested olives to the menu. Olives can be made into olive oil for the UA to use, according to Angela Knerl, a second-year graduate student with the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.

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 Professor Receives Gates Foundation Funding for Healthy Growth Research

The University of Arizona will receive funding through the Achieving Healthy Growth program within the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This initiative was launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to overcome persistent bottlenecks preventing the creation of new and better health solutions for the developing world.

Transcripts from 2013 Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming Now Available Online

The Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce that transcripts and PowerPoint presentations from the 2013 Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming are now available online. Materials can be accessed through the program's website.

RTIP is a signature program within the UA School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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