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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
HAS Professor Tom Meixner was featured in a National Geographic article, "In a land of wild cats and scarce water, a battle over mining heats up," on April 25, 2019. The article was part of the daily news summary sent to President Robbins and his administration in late April.
The article explores the potential environmental implications of the proposed Rosemont copper mine in Arizona. Meixner explained, "To operate, the mine would use around 5 million gallons of water per day, and somewhere around 5,000 acre-feet of water per year, equivalent to the water usage of 25,000 Tucson reisdents."
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Monday, April 29, 2019
HAS students, faculty, and staff--more than 100 of you!--gathered for the HASSA Spring Picnic and Awards Ceremony this past Saturday, April 27, at the riparian end of Fort Lowell Park. Thank you, organizers, for anticipating the 95+ degree weather and reserving the prime "pond-side" ramada among all the shade trees! NOTE: See the HAS facebook page for a full gallery of photos!
After consuming some great food, HASSA presented the annual faculty and staff awards as selected by the entire undergraduate and graduate student body. The 2019 trophies were presented to (drumroll):
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Monday, April 22, 2019
Congratulations all around for Rachel Spinti, HAS BS EHY undergraduate, who has just been selected as the 2019 Arizona Hydrological Society Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholar! She was selected from among a large pool of University of Arizona undergraduate and graduate applicants from various water-related departments.
Spinti is currently studying abroad at Uppsala University in Sweden. Last year she completed a summer internship project with the Pima County Regional Flood Control Distict office which required rainfall and runoff data to quantify the harvestable amount of water from a rooftop. Sh... Read More
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities has recognized the University of Arizona as the world's Number 1 program in Water Resources. The ranking is based on the number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject, the ratio of citation of papers published to the average citations of papers in the same category, the number of papers published in top journals, the amount of international collaboration, and the total number of staff members that have won significant awards.
This ranking reflects well on the entire community of water scientists and researchers at the uni... Read More
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Photo (L to R): Jihyun Kim, Alissa White, Melissa Clutter, Kevin Strongman, Ambria Dell'Oro, Neha Gupta, & Tiffani Cáñez.
After many months of preparation and hard work, the 29th El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera student research conference opened Earth Week 2019 yesterday at the Student Union Memorial Center. The day-long event featured fabulous posters, outstanding oral presentations, and congenial networking among students, faculty, alumni, friends, and visiting students. We're pleased to report that the event was a resounding success!
The day began with a breakfast reception sponsored by... Read More