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"Water Over The Dam #?, February 10, 1972 - Graduate Student Bullsheet - This bullsheet is distributed for enhancing graduate student fellowship. Contribute relevant stuff to Goss, McCauley, or Popkin. We'll be issuing future sheets whenever it appears useful.

 ...There have been some book thefts in the building, two copies of Hydrology for Engineers and PumpsHydrology, and Chemistry for Sanitary Engineers are missing. ...Popkin found the Hydrology Short Course Notes in the garbage. There may be something of interest for you. The notes are now in his office. See him personally.

...A possible job in Bethesda, Md. with AEC is available starting this summer. It's in groundwater (?). See Campana. He's written to every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Found no jobs. Some vague possibilities. Wyoming hasn't responded yet (waiting for thaw?).

...University employees, including RAs and TAs, have some economic privileges:  U of A eggs at 15 cents/dozen at Poultry Farm on Prince Road and I-10, 5 dozen limit each time, bring your own cartons.

...Brookside Winery on Miracle Mile sells sauce for as little as $2.95/gallon. Also, for 25 cents, you get 7 drinks at the taste 'em bar.

...Have you tried the Golden Pagoda (2423 East Grant) for Mandarin and Cantonese food, or Rosita's (southeast corner of Prince and Campbell) for Mexican? Both interesting, different, and very good. Cheap!"

Note:  Alas, Golden Pagoda and Rosita's (aka El Chapparal) are gone and maybe a few others you loved--see Retro Restaurants and Sorely Missed.  However, we have China Szechwan (Campbell and Fort Lowell) and loads of great Mexican places too numerous to name. Oh, and did we mention the great Greek food at Fronimo's on Speedway between Country Club and Alvernon?

Official Declaration of Independence Letter (January 12, 1972)

Letter to Daniel D. Evans, Department Head, from a committee of graduate students:  The graduate students...have met recently to discuss problems that face us a group.  Because of the department's growth in the past few years, a need exists to improve communication between the faculty and the graduate students...we request representation in faculty meetings and on certain faculty committees.  Two graduate students, one from Hydrology and one from Water Resources Administration, will be selected by the graduate students and will be responsible for representing our views and for reporting relevant issues back to us....Sincerely, (signed boldly, most with a large nib black fountain pen) Charles A. McCauley, D M C? (not legible), Robert M. Judge, Thomas C. Brain? (not legible), F. Harvey Dove, Wayne L. Everett, Loren K. Weston, Jeffrey Randall, Edgar M. Smith, Michael E. Campana, Ted Sammes, Yousef K. Shuhaibar, ? Goss, R. Peebles, S. Kao, W?, Mark A. Boster, James R. Kunkel, Y ?Ir? (not legible), Gary G. Small, P? V? (not legible), Scott E. Hulse, Chris Phanartzis, M.P.L. Wheeler, M. Dvoranchik, Dan B. Kimball, Norman Hampton, G.C. Slawson, Jr., Peter Schreuder, Barney Paul Popkin (red pen), L. Ray, Rick A. Belan, John H. McDonald, Weston W. Wilson, David W. Layton, Eric B. Oswald, Budhi Sagar, David R. Hargis, Kanchit Chaesaithong 

Office Memorandum (March 1, 1972)

"Memo to Daniel D. Evans, Department Head, from the Graduate Students:  The graduate students have elected a student representative to attend faculty meetings.  In order to accommodate schedules, sickness, exams, etc., this representative will be any one of the following three graduate students:  Harvey Dove, Barney Popkin, Reuben Weisz.  Notification of meeting specifics to any one of the above will insure graduate-student representation in accordance with faculty invitation.  The graduate students are encouraged by faculty cooperation in pursuing improved departmental communication."

Questionnaire for Graduate Students and Faculty Members (March 1, 1972)

"The following questionnaire is being distributed to faculty and graduate student members of the Hydrology and WRA departments (excerpt):

Are more faculty members needed in our department to give students more learning alternatives?  Are courses in this department (a) practical, relevant, etc. with real applications given? (b) Should they be more practical? (c) Should they be more theoretical?  Do you feel that instructors should be required to attend more of their scheduled classes?  Should student class attendance requirements (a) be tightened? (b) remain the same? (c) be loosened?  Should each floor in the Old Psychology Building have its own telephone number for graduate students?"

Instrukshins Fur Up Lousen Das Recerche Werke And Ubercoverin Das Grosse Goofups (undated, unsigned...author?)

"Ground Rules for Graduate Students: 

  1. When you do not know what you are doing, do it neatly.
  2. Experiments must be reproducible; they should fail in the same way.
  3. First draw the curves, then plot the data.
  4. Experience is directly proportional to the equipment ruined.
  5. A record of data is essential, it indicates you have been working.
  6. To best study a subject, understand it thoroughly before you start.
  7. In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.
  8. Do not believe in miracles, only rely on them.
  9. Teamwork is essential in interdisciplinary studies, it allows you to blame some other person.

The Wisdom of the Giants in This Program is Distilled and Condensed for Your Edification:

Qashus's Ordering Principle:  The quantities of material necessary for yesterday's project must be ordered no later than tomorrow noon.

Simpson's Theorem:  If an experiment works, you must be using the wrong equipment.

Kisiel's Hypothesis:  If you cannot confuse the issue, you are in the wrong field.

Wright's Theory:  A fossil is something Mother Nature swept under the carpet--and forgot.

Harshbarger's Axiom:  When all else fails, read the instructions.

Ganus' Compensation Corollary:  A project may be considered a success if no more than half of the data must be discarded to obtain correspondence to your theory.

Kelso's Constant:  That quantity which, when added to, subtracted from, divided by, or multiplied by the answer you got, gives you the answer you should have obtained."

Summary of Responses to the March 1 Questionnaire for Graduate Students and Faculty Members (see above)

"While all of the faculty members responded to the questionnaire, only about half of the students did; the reasons for the relatively weak student response ranged from indifference to fear....89% of the students and 43% of the faculty felt that more faculty members are needed to give students more learning alternatives.  43% of the students and 29% of the faculty felt that courses in the department are relevant.  Most students seemed to think that courses should be more practical while most faculty members preferred not to answer this question.  Most students felt that instructors should be required to attend more of their classes and that student class attendance requirements should remain the same.  43% of the faculty members felt that each floor (Old Psychology Building) should have its own graduate student telephone number and 43% abstained; one faculty member had an interesting suggestion--all telephones should be disconnected."

Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, Graduate Student Bullsheet (undated but c. Spring 1972)

RAs and TAs get ten percent off all purchases at the ASUA bookstores....Your yellow key card is required at time of purchase....Next GSFLT in French, German, Russian, and Spanish, also department exams in other languages, is 22 July 1972.

The January 1972 issue of Fortune presents a relevant paper to faculty and students. 'What stress can do to you' by Walter McQuade says, 'There's impressive evidence that the chronic ailments afflicting middle-aged Americans have less to do with fatty diets, cigarette smoking, and lack of exercise than with workday anger and tension.'  ---Edited by R.M. Judge, Contributing Plagiarist, B. Popkin."

Graduate Student Bullsheet (September 1972)

"Interesting and Cheap Places to Eat and Drink:  Brookside Winery, 2549 North Miracle Mile, a tasting bar and winery.  25 cents for 7 drinks.  By the gallon, a fifth costs about 60 cents.  Jackie's Bar-B-Que Heaven, 356 East Grant Road, Barbeque sandwiches.  Sausage Deli, 2334 North 1st Avenue, smoked cheese and the best wurst.  A free tasting counter.  The Hungry Mother Cafe, Casa Antigua, Campbell Avenue, by the Rillito.  Hot and cold vegetarian food served outdoors. 

Professor Russ Gum is in charge of weeky departmental seminars...and has allowed a graduate student committee to assist in selection of speakers....If you have a speaker in mind, contact anyone on the committee:  Mark Boster, Barry Kennedy, Dave Hargis, or Wes Wison or tell Russ Gum directly.  Let's get some speakers so that staying around here until five on Wednesdays will be worth it.  ---Editor R.M. Judge with Contributors B. Popkin, W. Wilson"

Graduate Student Bullsheet (undated but c. October 1972)

"Addendum to Cheap Places to Eat:  The Tally Ho Bar and Grill, 5th Street and Stone, best pizza in town. 

Other News: Temporary student loans are available from the Tower of Babel.  Low interest, must be paid back at end of semester.  See Mr. Hendricks at loan office.  Also try the Alumni Association, Mr. Harrold. 

Interesting Television:  Weekly on Thursday nights at 7, PBS (channel 6) presents the fight of the week, McGovern vs. Nixon.  Each week a major voting issue is debated in court room style with witnesses and cross-examining by able lawyers for each side.  Next week, economy, and the following two weeks will cover the war and the man.  Turn it on and cheer for your side.

Seminars:  Filling our vacant spot next Wednesday, October 18, will be Major Worthington from the Corps of Engineers in Phoenix on "The Corps Response to Floods."  Re-read Justice William O. Douglas' report on the Corps in the May 71 Playboy before attending.  --- WWW 

This (Bullsheet) issue was delayed by equipment problems [mimeograph machine? typewriter?], prelims, and elk season....Party, 1021 W. Edgewater Drive, Sat, 2 December 1972, 1:30-4:00, beer, pretzels, and life preservers.  ---R.M. Judge, Editor, with W. Wilson, Contributions"

The Graduate Student Bullsheet evolves!  Introducing The Leaky Aquitard!

The Leaky Aquitard (A try-weakly publication), Vol. 1, No. 2 (c.1975)

"...Believe it or not, at the last graduate student meeting we actually got something accomplished. Collis Lovely is collecting job info--see the clipboard outside the main office in Old Psych [now known as the A.E. Douglass Building].  Don Young, Cassie Curtis, and Soro Nnaji are compiling a faculty and graduate student listing so people of similar interest can hear about each other and perhaps get together...Any help is welcomed.

...The (department) has become a hotbed of controversy since the last issue of this unperiodical.  It seems the name "Leaky Aquitard" does not meet with everyone's approval.  Hence, we have initiated the Name the Rag Contest.  Suggested names (include) Water, The Unsteady State, The Flaming Water Hole, The Wet Sheet, The Oxidation Pound, Leaky Aquifuge, Random Output, Random Input, The Static Head, The Unconfined Unsaturated Bed, Tertiary Treatment, and The Bar Rack.  Give your suggestions to either Dave Kreamer or Sue Keith.  The winner will receive a two-week expense-paid trip for two to beautiful Bear Down Gymnasium.  Runner-up gets a coupon for 10% off on activated sludge at the treatment plant of their choice.

Seminar Series  March 19 - Charles Bostock, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Hydrology, will talk on some aspect of decision making in well field design & April - Seminars by students

Introducing Stan Davis  ....our new Department Head as of August 1975....(Dr. Davis') work falls in the applied, practical category of hydrogeology, and he feels that 'field work is where the science of hydrogeology starts.'  He also maintains a healthy interest in the theoretical.  Outside academia, his interests span a broad spectrum ranging from collecting pseudo-science materials (Velikofsky, Bermuda Triangle, etc.) to hiking, caving, listening to classical guitar, and Spanish history of the 18th century...was born in Brazil, where his father was part of an experimental medicine team which developed the Yellow Fever vaccine.  We are very happy to welcome a most interesting man to the department!

Anyone feeling creative and who would like to contribute to this newsletter, please do....See Sue Keith or Dave Kreamer.  HAPPY MIDTERMS"

The Leaky Aquitard, "Here come da sludge!," Vol. 1, No. 3 (April 1975)

"Quote of the Month:  "It may be sewage to you, but it's bread and butter to me."   ---Unidentified sanitary engineer (CCK?)

Well, folks, if you can still read after midterms, spring fever, and the post-Easter breakout, we have some news items that may interest you.  The annual Hydrology and Water Resources picnic will be held Sunday, April 27, at Sabino Canyon.  Everybody is welcome!  Bring your friends.  See Don Young or Suzie for details.  If you need a ride, it can be arranged.  More information is upcoming.  If you have a cooler for drinks, we especially need your help.

Seminar Series (titles to be announced):  April 9 - Sergio Barbosa, Bruce Gallaher; April 16 - Enrique Palacios, Adai Al-Hadithi; possibly Ruben Johnson; April 23 - Tom Carr, Les Snow; April 30 - Jim Seder, Dave Kreamer

Coffee drinkers, please pay one of the secretaries to support your habit.  Departmental consumptive use of coffee is up, so search your coffers.  We have not yet developed a wastewater bonanza system to recycle coffee.

Introducing Dr. Simpson (interviewed by Susan Keith) - Dr. Simpson's initial goal in life was to be a journalist and so he started his undergraduate career at City College in New York as an English major, during the depression.  Soon he perceived a world with a need for technological services and subsequently received his B.S. in civil engineering.  After an interlude of building ammunition depots for the Navy, he returned to school for a Master's in geology at Columbia.  Upon graduation, Dr. Simpson went to work for the USGS in the water resources division, from 1946 to 1963, where he spent much of his time on the problem of radioactive wastewater underground disposal.  During this time he obtained a Ph.D. in geology from Columbia and also spent 2 years at the Belgium Center for Nuclear Research.  In 1963, he joined the University of Arizona faculty.  How does Dr. Simpson spend his leisure time?  Listening to music...enjoying art...and, hold on to your hats, gliding!  Dr. Simpson belongs to the Tucson Soaring Club and spends much of his weekends catching the orographic winds coming up over the Catalinas in the winter, and the large convective cells in the summer, soaring up to 12,000 feet, his limit, as he doesn't carry oxygen.  And the answer is yes, he has had a few close calls, but according to him, that's to be expected.

Conferences - Arizona Academy of Science, in conjunction with the American Water Resources Association, will hold its annual meeting in Tempe (that lovely suburb of Phoenix) on April 11 and 12 at ASU.  This is your chance to listen to such renowned hydro/resource scientists as:  Drs. Ince and Roefs, Drs. Sammis and Evans, Soro Nnaji, Boster and Dr. Martin, Uhl, Joshi, Alpheus, and Sharma, Bostock, O'Donnell, Dr. Wilson, Dr. Rasmussen, Herbert, and Ramsey.  This meeting will be bigger than the IU versus OSU football game.  Mr. Rexing has agreed to coordinate rides....Contact him and save the gas.

We wish to thank Tom Schultz, Don Young, Dan Evans, Mike Craig, Jeff Randall, Gene Simpson, and Cassie Curtis for their help in getting this issue of the L.A. together.  Typing, Suzie Simpson - Editors, Sue Keith & Dave Kreamer.

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 1, No. 5 (June 1975)

"Summer camp went fine from what we hear, and all the hard work lends itself to occasional fun.  Some of the stories leaking back from Parker, Arizona, include ice water fights, tabasco sauce in Larry Onyskow's coffee, a wild burrow skull in Tom Schultz's bed, and Brent Cluff's inability to leave his room one morning.  According to the troops, many big horn sheep were sighted in the Bill Williams river valley.  Good luck to all students struggling to conquer the mysteries of hydroscience in summer field camp.

Congratulations to John and Pat Morse on the birth of their bouncing baby boy, Daniel.  Congratulations to Soro and Beverly Nnaji on their recent marriage." 

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 1, No. 6 (July 1975)

"...(in a memo to all members of the department) The Xerox process is the single most expensive item in our operations budget....We will try to get additional money, but, realistically, the chances are slight that we can justify a $700 per month bill. Therefore, we have hired a Benedictine Monk at half-time graduate student rates to transcribe all material. --- Dave Kreamer"

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 2, No. 1 (September 1975)

"Wecome back to all of you new grads who did not escape after last year, and also greetings to all new students.  Along those lines, the grad students wish to welcome the new faculty members, Drs. Diskin, Neuman, and Davis.

There will be a student-faculty-staff reception hosted by Dr. Stanley Davis on Sunday, September 7 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.  The Department of Hydrology and Water Resources faculty, staff, grads, undergrads, spouses, friends, and children are invited.  It will be held at the Club Room of the Buena Vida Apartments.  (See Ana if you need an extra map)

The secretaries would rather have monthly payment on the coffee fund.  It makes it easier to buy stuff.  Search your coffers if you drink coffee or tea.  To those of you mainlining coffee, syringe use will be discontinued.

Those using computer facilities, please use last names and not code names on job cards.  Amen.

Grad Rep Rap:  Gold ole Dr. Simpson is setting up Master's Comps (Comprehensive Exams) and Ph.D. Qualifying (Exams).  More info later on when to start pre-test palpitation.  There is a limited amount of money for publication of student and faculty research in the Natural Resource Systems Technical Report Series.  A possible Department Newsletter to be issued once or twice a year primarily for alumni consumption was discussed.  Unlike the Aquitard, this will be a good one.  Finances for the department were reviewed (at the faculty meeting).  See Dave Kreamer if you are interested.  Dr. Neuman will be looking into the possible hard copy alternatives to our dear old DEC-10.  He welcomes help.  Hear that, Roger Peebles and Mike Campana and all you other folks who use it?

The royal decree from Queen Hydro is issuance of TA emeritus status to Tom Schultz and a TA ephemerous to John Morse.  No premature post-humous award this month.

Look what five bucks buys today!  Student membership in the American Water Resources Association...a student chapter is being formed which will serve so many functions that two Bic pens could not list them all.  See Tom Schultz (room 302 Old Psych) or Vince Uhl (room 110 Old Psych) for details.  Be a charter member, impress your grandmother, impress your friends and neighbors!

Introducing Dr. Simon Ince (interviewed by Cassie Curtis):  Dr. Simon Ince was born in Istanbul, Turkey.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in mechanics and hydraulics.  He was a professor in the Civil Engineering Department of Rutgers University for three years.  Later he served as Department Head of the Hydraulics Section of the National Research Council of Canada.  He has been a Professor of Civil Engineering and Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona since 1971.  Philosophy of Life:  'Everything in moderation but excesses are not bad either.'  'The fool shall never enter into heaven be he ever so holy.'  Professional Philosophy:  'Both Hydrology and Engineering are really a combination of art and some scientific principles.  Imagination, intuition, and experience are essential, if not a major part of the work.'  Music:  'Beethoven and Baroque music.'  Art:  'Picasso--probably a good artist but a bit of a con man though not as bad as Dali--and Renoir, his shades of black in the painting of the man and the woman, one of my favorites.'  Hobbies:  'Wine, women, and song' but has decided to give up singing.

Editors, David Kreamer, Cassie Curtis, and Susan Keith.  Thanks goes to Tom Schultz, Don Percious, Don Young, Jeff Randall, and Dr. Ince, for their contributions.  Final Note:  Thanks goes to Mike Campana, Custodian of the Tobacco.  In the future, if you have any blackmail, extortion notices, gossip, or contributions, come by 110B or place them in Cassie Curtis' mailbox."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 2, No. 2 (October 1975)

"Seminar News:  October 8 at 2 pm in room 101, Dr. Charles Stockton will speak on the long-term flow records in the upper Colorado River Basin as interpreted from the tree rings.  Apparently this information is very controversial due to the proposed plans to build the Central Arizona Project.

Introducing Dr. Don Davis:  Northwestern University B.S. in chemical engineering, 1955, UA M.S. mathematics, 1964, and UA Ph.D. systems engineering, 1971.  Hobbies:  Tennis, hiking, chasing trains, kite flying.  Dr. Davis distinguished himself in 1973 by placing first in a local kite flying contest in "the kite with the longest tail" division (190 feet).  In the 1974 contest, with an even longer tail (270 feet), he placed 2nd.  His record for kite flying is 8000 feet of line that took 3 kites.  Music:  'Old-fashioned, unsophisticated classical--Tales of Hoffman, melodic operas.'  Marriage:  'The women haven't managed to catch me; I have no objections at all to relationships except to ones that might develop.'  Eccentricity:  'I was 12 years old the first time I was called an iconoclast by my 7th grade teacher.'  Philosophy:  'Dr. Davis has no profound thoughts about his existence--he feels "one shouldn't ask these questions too hard...I believe that I should be open to the many kinds of inputs and random experiences life has to offer.  Essentially, I have a contented, cynical view of life; Watergate doesn't upset me because I expect it to be that way.'  Goals and Ambitions:  'None--except to lead a life where my work and non-work activities keep my mind and curiosity satisfied.  Professionally my curiosity is very ordered and directed; non-professionally, it is random.  I just want to lead a life that will satisfy these curiosities.'  Messages:  'No messages for the world.  I find it hard enough to get messages from Davis to Davis.' (interviewed by Susan Keith)"

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 2, No. 4 (no date, c. 1975)

"Excerpts of Sue Keith's interview with Dr. John W. Harshbarger: JWH's Education, B.S. Mining Engineering, College of Mines, UTEP, 1942. M.S. and Ph.D. Geology, University of Arizona, 1948, 1949. 

Q: What is your teaching philosophy?

A: Part of it is to try to get across some of the basic principles and the parameters in geohydrology and to illustrate these with actual projects. Then it's a matter of running a tutorial type of teaching effort. That's why I encourage discussion and exchange of ideas. Behind that is to have students reason out the answers by inductive reasoning rather than by rote or repreating mathematical equations. It's a matter of trying to understand the concept. I like to motivate thinking and reasoning and decision making. If I can do that, I would feel successful as a teacher. I like to ask questions which have no right or wrong answer, where it's a matter of developing a plausible answer.

Q: What qualities would the excellent student possess? 

A: Integrity, imagination, ability to solve quantitative problems, and above all, to write clear, lucid, concise reports."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 2, No. ? (no date, c. 1975)

"It is rumored that AWRA dues may be raised to $2.75/semester from the original $2.50/semester rate.  At $2.50, the budget provides only 2.576 cookies per person at AWRA receptions (similar to the one held for Mr. Ickes).  With the $2.75 fee, it is believed that we can have 3 cookies per person.  So don't say this is a crummy deal, it actually makes for less crumbs.  When asked to comment, D. Dunbar (Secretary), said, 'How the heck did you find out?  If you let this thing out, I'll never make any money from this outfit.' 

Department News You Can Use:  The department has acquired its first and only official staff car--a dilapidated, old, beat up Jeep!  The jeep is for exclusive use of two research projects at the moment:  Dr. Evans' and Don Young's Patagonia project and Mike Carpenter's and James Boling's Picacho Peak project.  Rumor has it that Dr. Evans will be giving rides around the parking lot behind the building in order to raise money to pay for the darn thing! 

Hang on to your bike!  Two bikes have been stolen from members of our department within the last month.  If you desire indoor space for your bike, please see Rick Bond.

New students that we failed to mention in the last issue:  Jeffrey Howland, Michael Norwelle, and Raymond Giese.  Welcome aboard! 

Dr. Don Davis will be offering Water Railway Administration 299rr: The Probability and Operation of Water Railroads this spring....The problems in design and operation of transporting water by a railway system are discussed.  Topics include 1) transport as water or ice, 2) open vs. closed water cars, 3) comparison with other forms of transportation, such as barging, 4) steam locomotive power advantages (low cost of water, cinders superior to activated charcoal in removing chlorinated hydrocarbons from water), 5) environmental impact (land subsidence due to heavily loaded trains, mounding of gw table due to accident, effect of Freon-12 content), 6) operation (finite state method of train scheduling, muskeg routing method, mixed train operation--passenger and water--especially seating arrangements on loaded trains), 7) decision making (timetable uncertainty--the return period, The 100 year train).  Text:   Hetch Ketchy and its Dam Railroad by R.G. Wurn, Howell North, 1973.  Field trips and train chases.  Class meets for two directions on Saturdays.  Eastbound classes leave the Union station at 8:25 am MST, westbound class arrives at 8:30 pm MST.  Call station for latest return period.  If registration warrants, a second section will be run which can be recognized by the green flags on the engine.  Bring your own water for lab cars.

A new brown bag seminar series is to begin Friday, October 22....Undergrads, grads, and profs are invited to give travelogues, research findings, or whatever...October 22, Roger Peebles, UA Ph.D. grad in hydrology, will discuss hydrologic and personal experiences in Haiti.  October 29, Jerry Matlock, Professor in Soils, Water, and Engineering, will discuss "A rational water use policy for desert cities."  November 5, Brent Cluff, hydrologist with WRRC, will discuss his water resource work and observations in the Dogon and Nava tribal areas in Mali, Africa.

Introducing Dr. Shlomo P. Neuman:  Dr. Neuman was born in Czechoslovakia in 1938 and completed a BS in geology at Hebrew University, 1963, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering science, 1966 and 1968, at the University of California, Berkeley.  What are your general observations on the American way of life?  'I value the personal freedom and sense of participation that the democratic system in America provides its citizens.  I also believe that the American way of life has a tremendous amount of substance; however, the ratio of shine to substance is often much too high.'  How do you spend your leisure time?  'With family, plus/minus some of the hobbies (below), working in and around the house....(hobbies) swimming, hiking, bicycling, listening to music, playing the accordion, theatre, reading, chess; (music) classical--Telemann, Handel, Bach, Mozart, and then Khachaturian, Musorgski, and Janacheck--and folk music; (books) Solzhenitsin and his colleagues present and past, Camus, Zola, Balsac, Rolan, Steinbeck, and many, many others; (foods) seafood, French cuisine, Chinese, Greek and other Mediterranean, Hungarian, Italian, in this order, with good wine!'  What is your philosophy of life?  'Know where you are coming from and which way you are heading.  Be true to yourself.  Try to do what you enjoy most, and, if impossible, try to enjoy whatever you are doing.'  In a single sentence, what is the thing in life without which you would suffer most?  'Family and friends, good health, and personal fulfillment, in this order.'  You have a chance to impact one message of wisdom.  What is it?  'Don't wait for things to happen; make them happen!  This may not be too orginal, but I still recommend it.'"

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 2, No. ? (undated but Washington's Birthday & Happy Valentine's Issue)

"Two applicants for position of Environmental Hydrologist:  Randy Bassett, Ph.D. 1976 in Environmental Geochemistry, Stanford University....publications include studies of the geochemistry of fluoride and boron in ground water.  Charles W. Kreitler, Ph.D. in Geology, the University of Texas....publications on nitrates in ground water. ''

It has come to the attention of a group of students that only one of our graduate student representatives is representing us (Gayle Bradbeer).  We feel that two new representatives should be chosen.  We want interested representatives!!

Thanks this month:  Mike Campana, Mike Carpenter, Jim Boling, Rick Bond, Liz Evans, Suzy Simpson, Tom Schulz and Stanley Davis. 

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol 3, No. 1 (September 1977)

"Public Notices:  A general meeting was held September 7 to acquaint new students with faculty and to distribute offices....room still available in Bear Down Gym. 

Lost: Will anyone finding bones in rooms 316 or 314 please return them to Wilbur, room 310.

New Graduate Students:  George V. Abi-Ghanem, Dale A. Altschul, Lee H. Applegate, Harold W. Bentley, Rui M. Henriques, Nicholas M. Johnson, Grant J. Loomis, Stephen F. Mack, Michael M. Mooradian, Frank G. Putman, Janet Sanderson, William B. Scott, Deborah S. Smith, Stephen D. Soeke, Justin Turner, Patti (Yvonne) Williams, Mark Robinett, Hugh B. Robotham, and Leonard L. Bucklin.  The 4 new women raises the total (of women in the program) to 14.

The 13th Annual American Water Resources Association Conference will be held in Tucson from October 31 to November 3...on Tuesday, November 1, Congressman Morris Udall will be the luncheon speaker....Speakers at the conference shall include our very own O. Ajayi, Rick Bond, Kebba Buckley, and Gary Hansen.

Just so you don't feel lonely, we have some guests (arriving soon):  Dr. Jacob Bear will be here end of the month...there'll be a Dutch treat lunch...maybe I'll go and ask him to explain his book.  R. Alan Freeze will spend one year here (sabbatical) starting in August 1978."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 3, No. 2 (November 1977)

"More on Sports:  The World Series of Hydrology was held Sunday, October 4 at Himmel Park before a capacity crowd.  The game was won by Louie's Lower Level (17-0) over Fogg's Flies.  The key to the win came in the second inning when the coach of the Flies, Curveball Maddock, had his contract expired.  As a free agent, he was quickly signed by the Lower Level.  He pitched the remainder of the game scattering six hits, three hot dogs, and four beers.  Coach Lefty Ince of the Level attributed the win to his team's fluid motion, especially in the latter innings.  The picnic which followed the game also proved to be a great success with about 100 'water' people and family eating, drinking, and doing the hokie-pokie, would you believe?

The Hydrology basketball team is currenty undefeated and in first place in the faculty/staff intramural league.  As defending league champs, Bill, Steve, Dan, Mike, March, Pete, Louie, Dave, Frank, and Curveball have their work cut out for them in the second half of the season."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 3 or so, No. 3 (November 1978) - The Gala Thanksgiving Issue

"Pudd'nhead Wilson's Hydrologic Calendar:  'The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to auger holes for observation wells....' and 'Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time, or slower still, brought down in the Old Pysch elevator.' 

Field Camp News:  Part of next summer's field course will be in the White Mountains at an elevation of about 9300 feet.  This move was inspired by the 115o weather during last summer's course.  The times and tentative locations are 20 days near Mesa, 10 days in the White Mountains, and 5 days in Tucson. 

Courses of Interest for the Spring:

  • Hyd. 303 - Water Quality Dynamics - That gruesome twosome of Thompson and Bentley team up in what promises to be a dandy.
  • SIE 36S - Multi-objective and Bayesian Decision Making Models - Roman Krzysztofowicz and Lucien Duckstein head up this course.  Find out what a Fuzzy set is.  Prerequisites don't include spelling Roman's last name.
  • Hyd. 396A - Stochastic Concepts in Ground-Water Hydrology - Organized by S. Neuman and T. Maddock - Intended to provide a semi-formal (no tux) forum....sort of like tag-team wrestlers, T.Maddock III, R.Alan Freeze, L.Gelhar, G.deMarsily, R.L.Cooley, S.P.Neuman, J.Wilson, and D.Davis will take turns in filling your head with knowledge, in no uncertain terms.

Other Stuff:  'No more cigars after today,' Dan Chudnoff after the birth of his daughter, Maryam on the 25th.  Along those lines, Motti Schramm also is the proud father of Anot (3 months old)...Owolabi Ajai is ending his bachelorhood and trying the knot on December 16...Frank Putnam just became the father of bouncing baby girl, Marie...Nova and John Hinrichs also had a baby girl named Melissa...with feet so big they woudn't even fit the space provided on the hospital records.  Now that these people have increasing responsibilities, maybe they'll get a salary increase too?

Any news items for the next Aquitard should be sent to Harold Bentley or Fred Phillips...."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 156, No. 37 (February 1980)

"Did you know that you don't have to drag yourself to the computer center to run a FORTRAN program? A card reader and line printer rest at your command in the southwestern corner of the third floor of the Athropology Building and is available for use every working day from eight a.m. to five p.m. For those of you who get frustrated by the often tempermental card reader (it tends to read perfectly good cards wrong), a reader and line printer are also available a longer distance away in the east side of the first floor of the Engineering Building (next to the Student Union). No more must you tortured souls wait thirty minutes or more for your printout, the printers in both buildings usually deliver within minutes..."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 156, No. 37.5 (March 1980)

"The Bi-Weeky Quote-Of-The Month:  'I'll try to keep the midterm short so that at least some of you can finish (HYD 504 class)--S. Neuman'  

Gossip Corner (almost): Rumor has it that Paul Hsieh is actually half Italian and half Irish, that his real name is P. Tony O'Shea, and that he wants to open a French restaurant by the name of Chez Hsieh. 

Everyone is invited to the annual 29th birthday commiseration and train chase to commiserate a first 29th birthday (to the base 19.5) of none other than Donald "Railroad" Davis.  Meet Saturday, March 15 at 10 AM at the train station.  BYOP*  For more information, see the notice published by the 'railroad raconteur and chauser' himself. Cake will be served, candles blown, frisbees thrown, and kites flown. This is an event not to be missed!  *Bring your own pennies  (some) contributors: F. Phillips, J. Goldman, M. Bradley, D. Evans, J. Hilton, S. Adams, G. Simpson, C. Ellingston, C. Griffing, R. Bowen and D. RR Davis.  Editor:  P. Fennessy.  (Hand drawn graphic for newsletter) Heading:  Marie."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 156, No. 37.5 (April 1, 1980 plus 9)

"Quote of the Month:  'Channelization could some day lift Oro Valley right out of the flood plain,' Arizona Daily Star, 3/28/80, Oro Valley Vice Mayor James Peterson.  (Can I watch? -- Editor, P. Fennessy)

Police Beat: The Infamous Train-Chase Gang:  It was Saturday, March 22, 1980.  My partner, R. Bowen, and I were working undercover at the Southern Pacific Railroad yards.  We'd had a hot tip that the infamous D. Davis gang might try to derail the Amtrack Sunset Limited by either placing pennies on the track or waving to the engineer as the locomotive plumetted along, thus distracting him from his assigned task.  Davis had a long history of railroad interference and his annual train chase is both legend and warning passed from station to station.  This year, however, things would be different.  We were ready!  Finally, about 9:30 am, Bowen spotted our quarry.  Dressed in an orange shirt, electric green slacks, purple socks and sandals, he appeared to be daring us to stop him.  Other members of the gang began to arrive on the scene, all gravitating toward their leader.  The Kisiel Kids were first on the scene, a brother and sister team known for their long association with Davis.  Pa S. Yakowitz, Davis' segundo on this job, showed up next with his villianous family in tow...and others...Lee Applegate, Seth Gifford, Diane Landis, and Todd Rasmussen...the gang was complete...(and much later) Back on the road, the gang decided to curtail the day's activities in favor of--of all things--kite flying and eating cake, as it appears that this was Davis' birthday.  Without a shred of hard evidence on the gang, my partner and I joined in the festivities.  Giving a final wave to the engineer as the Sunset Limited passed our checkpoint, we decided that a life of railroad crime really wasn't so bad after all.

Contributors to this issue were J. Goldman, M. Bradley, L. Onyskow, R. Bowen, M. Osborn, S. Gifford, D. Evans, F. Marsh, S. Adams.  Editor:  P. Fennessy.  Heading:  Marie."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 156, No 38 (April 1980)

"For Sale:  Cassio FX 201-P Programmable Calculator with 127 steps and 10 memories. Best offer. Conctact Francisco Corchon, OP 217.

T-Shirt Design Update:  Please check out the current T-shirt designs posted on the bulletin board in the student lounge, OP Room 315....If you don't like the design, please suggest one!

Contributions to AWRA Exam File:  The Student Chapter is currently compiling a set of examination files which will be placed in the department's Kisiel Memorial reading room and on reserve in the Science and Engineering Library.  Students (who) would like to share are encouraged to contact Britt Jacobson, Chris Griffing, or Floyd Marsh.  Contributors for this issue:  F. Corchon, J. Cullen, J. Goldman, D. Kreamer, M. Bradley, A. Russell, F. Marsh, M. Osborn, and numerous anonymous grad students.  Heading:  Marie.  Editor:  P. Fennessy.  Moral Support:  S. Adams."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 157, No. unknown (January 1980)

"Letter of the Month:  'From C. Truesdell, Professor of Rational Mechaincs (sic), Johns Hopkins University, to Dr. Don Davis:  Dear Dr. Davis: Upon cleaning out the pockets of a coat I had not worn for some months, I found your card on which I had scribbled 'Thermodynamics.' If you are still interested in whatever it was I doubtless said I should send you, please tell me. With regret at my having forgotten, I am, Yours sincerely, C. Truesdell, per kl.'  The question now is, does Don remember??? (any random bets???)"

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 1, No. 1 (February 1982)   [No explanation for the renumbering of this issue]

"To honor the work and energies of Chester Kisiel (see following article), the College of Earth Sciences and the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources will sponsor the first of a proposed lecture series. Speakers in these lectures for the public will address current issues and questions from a synthesis of science disciplines. The speakers, some of who knew and worked with Dr. Kisiel, are to be invited on the basis of their mastery of and experience in fields of water resources study. The first lecture, Tuesday, March 2nd at 3:30 pm in Room 100 of the Biosciences East Building, will be given by Dr. Nicholas C. Matalas, senior scientist in the U.S. Geological Services Science Center in Reston, Virginia. Dr. Matalas will discuss "The Role of Statistical Hydrology in the Current Practice and Development of Water Resources."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 1, No. 5 (April 1982)

"Hydrology Undergraduate Class - 1982 - Please meet in Douglass 101, Friday, April 30 at 3:30 PM to plan a massive party, senior pranks, mud-wrestling, and other general expressions of relief.

Departmental Seminars - Speaker:  Peter Quinlan - Topic: Effect of climatic change on water availability in the Rio Grande and Pecos River Basins - Date:  April 28, 1982 at 2:00 PM - Place:  Room 101, Douglass Building."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 1, No. 6 (August 1982)

"Brown Bag Seminars - Brown Bag Seminars are lunch time talks held on Fridays at noon in Room 316 of the Douglass Building.  Sponsored by the AWRA Student Chapter, this semester's series will feature a variety of speakers, including Dave Kreamer, Dr. Gray Wilson, and Larry Winter.  On Friday, September 3, Dr. Nathan Buras will address the first Brown Bag Seminar.

Editor's Note - On behalf of the staff (which consists of only me, for the moment) of the Leaky Aquitard, I'd like to welcome everyone back to the rigors of course-work, research and general academic life. I'm sure that all members of the Department will juggle their workloads and scientific quests with ease, as in the past. Both graduates and undergraduates will shine with innate intellectual brilliance, to the point where they surely won't spend all their time researching, homeworking and studying. What will students and faculty do with those vacant moments which lie so heavily on the hands of lesser humans? I can't be certain, but I'd have to guess that a great many of them will contribute works of fact and fiction to the Leaky Aquitard....Thanks in advance for making the newsletter interesting to read. --- Editor, Mark Walker"

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 1, No. 7 (September 1982)

"AWRA Student Chapter News - The AWRA is sponsoring a Hydrology Department picnic at Reid Park...in Ramada 10.  The AWRA officers and volunteers will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and dispensing beer and soda.  The whole affair, featuring first-class softball and volleyball games, costs $2.00 per person.  Ms. Britt Jacobson, Mr. Jesus Carrera, and Ms. Sally Adams will be happy to sign you up for the picnic." 

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 1, No. 12 (December 1982)

"...results of the student questionnaire distributed last month...Question: What realistic long-term goals do you think the department should pursue in regards to future computing facilities? Answers/Comments: 1) More microcomputers, 2) Obtain a Vax, 3) Get an HP-1000, 4) Add additional student terminals, 5) Get a line printer, 6) Use engineering facilities or have a system for the College of Earth Sciences, and 7) Get a word processor terminal for student use."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 2, No. 4 (April 1983)

"Saving Money on the DEC-10 - Work late at night (11 pm - 7 am).  Saves 40% over the day rate.  Work in the evening or on weekends (5:30 - 11:00 pm weekdays, 7:00 - 11:00 pm weekends).  Saves 20% over the day rate.  Don't use S.O.S. to look at your output file.  S.O.S. is EXPENSIVE!  To look at your output, use the type command.  Example: To see the output file Leaky.Out, execute the following in monitor mode:  .TY  LEAKY.OUT <carriage return>."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 2, No. 5 (May 1983)

"The Envelope Please... -  Congratulations to Jesus Carrera, who was awarded the first John and Margaret Harshbarger Fellowship in Hydrology for 1983-1984.  This fellowship, established for our department through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Harshbarger, will be awarded annually to an outstanding full-time grad student enrolled in the Ph.D. program in either Hydrology or Water Resources Administration.  The student must have spent at least one year in the department and successfully passed the qualifying examination."

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 2, No. 6 (August 1983)

"The New Academic Year - The new academic year marks a milestone in the evolution of our Department.  On July 1, 1983, the College of Earth Sciences, of which we were a part, was dis-established by the Arizona Board of Regents, and we were relocated in the College of Engineering.  This transfer took place under conditions which ensured our uniqueness as the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources and which maintained the momentum of our growth....I am looking forward to a year of learning and fruitful work, at the end of which we shall enjoy the results of our labors.  Good luck and much success! --- Nathan Buras, Professor and Head"

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. 2, No. 7 (October 1983)

"The department has recently received, on semester loan, an Osborne II micro computer courtesy of Associate Dean Triffet, College of Engineering.  The software includes the Basic programming language and a "Wordstar" word processor system.  According to Dr. Buras, the department may purchase an inexpensive dot matrix, "draft quality" printer to patch into the Osborne.  Ralph Phraner will be checking with various campus organizations and clubs for other programs and languages; possibly Fortran, Pascal, a financial spreadsheet and graphics program.  It is hoped the machine will be available for student use by the middle of October."

The Leaky Aquitard has evolved!  It's now The Phreatic Press!

The Phreatic Press, Newsletter of the Student Chapter of the Arizona AWRA, published occasionally (October 1984)

"WRA 501 Taken to Court - WRA 501 will fight a water rights battle in the College of Law court room on Thursday, November 29.  Students of the class divided into warring sections to argue the ground water rights of El Paso and New Mexico.  Come and see the carnage!  - The Phreatic Press, Contributors: Steve Amter, Beth Checcio, Peter Feldman, Jerry Grondin, Jene Hendrickson, Abby Myers, Dan Weber; Editor:  Peter Feldman; Assistant Editor:  Jerry Grondin."

The Phreatic Press, AWRA Student Newsletter (October 1985)

"AWRA Executive Council:  Al Aikens, Betsy Behl, Dan Pardieck, Bob Ritzi, Mary Roberts, Derrick Williams

Upcoming AWRA Activities - Casa del Agua Field Trip, Pizza Feed and Slide Party, Friday Volleyball, Engineering Open House (October 19, 1985), AWRA Elections (December).  Look for announcements, stats, dates, and time on the AWRA bulletin board."

...and now back to The Leaky Aquitard...

The Leaky Aquitard, Vol. ?, No. ? (October 1986)

"AWRA Picnic - The semi-annual AWRA "get-down" inundated Himmel Park on Saturday, April 5.  As usual it was a smashing success, despite the conspicuously tardy arrival of the beer keg....This year we proudly broke all existing records for number of dogs in attendance; dogs outnumbered small children two to one.  The majority of dogs were exceptionally well behaved, except "Ralph," who swan-dived into Dan Weber's plate of food.  Sorry about that Dan.  Martin Barrackman's dog "Nugget" took top honors for best behavior; being the only dog who exhibited some semblance of a shy and humble demeanor.  Dave Goodrich's dog "Max" didn't even come close to qualifying as humble.  Sporting the latest in dog fashions, "Wally" came wearing his new mohawk.  New this year...a series of competitions.  Congratulations to the winners:  Ralph Marra and Peter Schwartzman in the three legged race and Rick Nevulis and Steve Brooks triumphed in the water balloon toss winning the coveted water pistol award.  In the softball game, Sergio Cosio thrilled the fans with his agile mind and physical prowess on the diamond.  Other notables included Steve "downtown" Brooks and Thomas "carries a big stick" Harter.  Thanks to everyone who showed up and helped at the picnic.

Intramural Volleyball Results - The women's volleyball team, the LOL's (Little Old Ladies) had a winning season:  We won one game!  The LOL's consisted of Leslie "duck if they spike" Katz, Kris "most improved player" Nunn, Laurie "jump a little higher" Wirt, Georgia "I got it" Scovil, Ingrid "intimidation through grunting noises" Anderson, Kris "killer server" McClellen, Ellyn "lay up shot" Murphy, and Lauren "on her knees" Hay.  Our most successful strategy was to call a time out when the other team had a least 7 ace serves....The Hydroheads, on the other hand, the men's volleyball team, broke all previous hydrology department records by getting into the intramural playoffs.  The team was captained by Jim Mathieu and featured Rick Nevulis, Derrick Williams, Jay Famiglietti, Ralph Marra, David Cehrs, and Bruce Smith....The team finished 3rd in their division and we're proud of our boys!

Soccer - Games continue to be played on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm in front of Bear Down Gym.  The games are open to anyone of any level who enjoys good clean fun and great exercise.  For more info, see Adam Klein

Cycling - Do you need an incentive to wake up early on Saturday mornings?  How about a morning wake up ride with some bicycling buddies.  Join us for casual (+25 miles) bike rides around Tucson.  We're non-competitive but keep a steady pace.  Anyone interested, see Bob Ritzi

Innertube Water Polo - The first (we think) Hydrology department intramural championship was appropriately won by the WATER WEENIES for innertube water polo.  The WEENIES got off to a slow start by losing the first match (but) thereater couldn't be defeated.  Congratulations go out to all the WEENIES:  Kris McClellan, Jay Famiglietti (our fearless coach), Lauren Hay, Ingrid Anderson, Rick Nevulis, Laura Strauss, Jim Mathieu, Derrick Williams, and high point player, Deena Stanley.

Tremendous gratitude and thanks to all who contributed...particularly the editors, Tim Goering, Rikki Amutis, and Ingrid Anderson, as well as contributing authors Derrik Williams, Dr. Buras, Jene Hendrickson, and Dr. Hydroid.  Anyone interested in participating in this "rag" please see Tim Goering.  Watch for another exciting issue in late August."

...and back to The Phreatic Press...

The Phreatic Press (September 1988)

"Career Night A Success - The AWRA sponsored student Career Night held on August 30 at the Sheraton El Conquistador was a tremendous success.  About 150 students and other visitors came to learn about career opportunities in the hydrology and water resources fields by talking to company representatives and listening to speakers from key employers.  Representatives from 14 consulting firms, such as Dames and Moore, CH2M Hill, and Woodward-Clyde, were present.  Chuck Graf, the manager of the Superfund Hydrology Unit of the Department of Environmental Quality, indicated that there are a number of immediate openings at DEQ for hydrologists.  Also present were the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the USGS.  The USGS--who were making a major recruiting effort--had many of their District Chiefs present.  Support for the Career Night was provided by the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, the Arizona section of AWRA, and the USGS.

AWRA Welcomes New Students - Undergraduates Richard Herran, Susan Hoines, Paul Houser, John Christopher King, Curtis Muller, Werner Schmidt, and William Sorg; Graduates Anibal Armijos, Stacy Jo Bohannon, Susan Hamilton, Takashi Kinoshita, Shimin Li, Houmao Liu, Paul Mariner, Dennis Norton, Chris Eric Petersen, Leticia B. Rodriguez, Muhammad J. Shaikh, Mark Smiley, Paul Stefan, and Matthew Wickham.

AWRA Picnic - Yes, once again the best picnic known to the free world has arrived!  Saturday, October 8 is the magical date--11:00 am the time--Himmel Park the place.  AWRA is providing a keg, soft drinks, charcoal briquettes, and condiments.  Attendees should bring themselves, a friend or spouse, a potluck item, something to grill (besides their thesis advisor), and sports related items (frisbees, softball gloves, bats, balls...foot, soft, and volley).  If you have a grill, its attendance would be appreciated.  Don't forget to pencil in this MAJOR event of the fall.  See you there!

Contributors to this issue:  Marc Coggeshall, Susanna Eden, Donald Harvey, Cara McCarthy, Kevin Myers, Cy Oggins, Ann Soule."

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