Research Spotlight: Biology
Studying "Obese" Whales to Understand Human Obesity
How do mammals get fat and stay fat? Specifically, how do whales do it? That’s what researchers in UA Biology are trying to finout out. To do so, Hope Ball, a PhD student in the Integrated Biosciences program is looking at tiny protein called leptin that’s involved in how the body regulates how much it eats and how much energy it burns. The goal for mammals is typically to find a balance between food intake and energy burn. Whales, and other obese mammals, have found a way to build large fat stores despite this balance but rather than being obese they appear to be healthy and happy as fat mammals. Learn More
BCAS in the News
African starlings: dashing darlings of the bird world in more ways than one
Feathers that change color 10 times faster than ancestors led to the birth of new species and increased its survivability.
Giant tattoo appearing soon in Highland Square
The painted mural will be the latest public art project created by UA's Arts LIFT, an award-winning summer arts apprenticeship program.
Tickets for 'Tuning In' now on sale at Thomas Hall
Reminiscent of beloved Broadway musicals, "Tuning In" will premiere in August on campus.
Using pop culture to explore philosophy
In a new book, UA professor John Hess uses the 1968 film "Planet of the Apes" as a framework to examine philosophy.
UA Steel Drum Band concert airs May 21 on Western Reserve PBS
"Hammer on Steel: Steel Band Paradise" features highlights from the Steel Drum Band's April concert at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.