Dead pool, black holes and fire season among the topics covered in recent articles on The Conversation

Dead pool, black holes and fire season among the topics covered in recent articles on The Conversation

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Sagittarius A* is a newly-imaged massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, was the topic of Chris Impey's story in The Conversation. Image courtesy of EHT Collaboration
Sagittarius A* is a newly-imaged massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, was the topic of Chris Impey's story in The Conversation. Image courtesy of EHT Collaboration
Five articles authored by University scholars were posted on The Conversation in May.
Five articles authored by University scholars were posted on The Conversation in May.

Each month, faculty members and researchers from across the University share their expertise on The Conversation, an independent, not-for-profit news source committed to communicating the work of scholars. The Conversation makes all of its articles available at no charge to any news organization that wants to republish them. In addition, The Associated Press distributes The Conversation articles to newsrooms across the United States.

To recognize University of Arizona scholars who are contributing to The Conversation's goal of informing public debate "with knowledge-based journalism that is responsible, ethical and supported by evidence," the Office of University Communications regularly posts links to the articles that have been published on The Conversation.

A list of the articles published in May is below.

May 4, 2022
The Southwest is on fire, with iconic deserts and towns at risk – 3 reasons the 2022 fire season is so early and intense
Fire season is getting longer, and the result is transforming iconic desert ecosystems. The start to 2022 has been so dire, one governor called for a federal disaster declaration.

Molly Hunter
Associate Research Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

May 12, 2022
What is dead pool? A water expert explains
The Colorado River provides water and electricity to 40 million people in the western U.S., but falling water levels threaten both of those resources.

Robert Glennon
Regents Professor Emeritus and Morris K. Udall Professor, James E. Rogers College of Law

May 12, 2022
Say hello to Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy
Sagittarius A* is a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Now that astronomers have imaged it, they can begin to learn more about black holes within other galaxies across the universe.

Chris Impey
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Astronomy

May 16, 2022
How media reports of 'clashes' mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence
In trying to present violent events in "neutral" language, media reports may be ignoring power imbalances when it comes to Israeli police or military violence against Palestinian civilians.

Maha Nassar
Associate Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

May 23, 2022
Skin grafts for burns injuries can lead to crippling scars – a drug that blocks the skin's ability to respond to physical stimuli could promote healing
Skin grafts for severe burn injuries may require multiple operations over the course of a lifetime to address crippling scars.

Kellen Chen
Assistant Research Professor, College of Medicine – Tucson

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