See the articles published on The Conversation in December

See the articles published on The Conversation in December

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Each month, faculty members 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 posts a story each month listing the articles that have been published on The Conversation.

Below please find the list for December.

Dec. 1, 2020

Rapid COVID-19 tests can be useful – but there are far too few to put a dent in the pandemic
In September, production of rapid tests really ramped up in the US. But due to low accuracy and massive numbers needed, these tests alone are unlikely to have much of an effect on the pandemic.

Bonnie LaFleur
Professor of Biostatistics
Katherine Ellingson
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dec. 4, 2020

I'm an astronomer and I think aliens may be out there – but UFO sightings aren't persuasive
Scientists are not convinced by the current evidence of UFOs. That doesn't mean that they don't exist. But have Americans' belief in UFOs gone from science to a new religion?

Chris Impey
University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy


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