University scholars rack up 3.4 million reads for articles on The Conversation
In the University of Arizona's first year as a member of The Conversation, a total of 35 scholars have authored 40 articles, garnering a cumulative 3,411,494 reads.
And that doesn't include the articles that were posted before the University became a member on Oct. 1, 2019. Since the first University of Arizona article appeared on March 24, 2011, a total of 89 articles have been published, bringing the all-time number of reads to 5,013,455.
The Conversation is 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.
The top publishers of Conversation articles written by University of Arizona scholars include:
- Fast Company
- Scientific American
- Popular Science
- TED Ideas
- The New Republic
- Science Alert
- Business Insider
To see all of the articles published in the past year by 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," please see this list (PDF).
Interested in submitting an article? Go to the sign up link on The Conversation website to create a username and password. Do a keyword search to see what has been written on the topic you have in mind. Fill out the online pitch form. (If you or one of your faculty members would like to talk through an idea before submitting a pitch, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Articles published in September
SARS-CoV-2 infection can block pain, opening up unexpected new possibilities for research into pain relief medication
Sept. 21, 2020
Professor of Pharmacology
Imagine being infected with a deadly virus that makes you impervious to pain. By the time you realize you are infected, it's already too late. You have spread it far and wide. Recent findings in my lab suggest that this scenario may be one reason that people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, may be spreading the disease without knowing it.
Looser standards for showerheads could send a lot of water and money down the drain
Sept. 2, 2020
Regents Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy
For more than 25 years, Congress has directed U.S. government agencies to set energy and water efficiency standards for many new products. These measures conserve resources and save consumers a lot of money. Until recently, they had bipartisan support. But President Trump has turned efficiency standards into symbols of intrusive government. His administration has opposed many of these rules, including standards for light bulbs, commercial boilers, portable air conditioners and low-flow toilets. His latest target: showerheads.