Wednesday, August 22, 2018
(Left to right): Luise Betterton, Kathleen Meixner, Tom Meixner, Eric Betterton, Rebecca Winter, Larry Winter, Ginger Zeng, and Xubin Zeng.
The Annual Betterton Welcome Party for the Fall Semester 2018 was a smashing success! Eric and Luise Betterton hosted more than 120 faculty, staff, and new and continuing students at their home in Tucson on Saturday, August 18. The monsoon rains that threatened the event never materialized, so after an early evening swim, those new to the university got their first taste of Tucson's delicious Mexican food (pico de gallo mandatory, spicy salsa optional).
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Regents Professor Hoshin Gupta has penned a delightful article about Jennifer McIntosh for PawPrints, the online newsletter for the UA Parents and Family Program. The article reveals McIntosh's commitment to balancing family life, teaching and research, and mentoring her young students.
For those new to the department, Jennifer McIntosh is a University Distinguished Scholar, a tenured Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, a joint faculty member with the UA Geosciences department, and an Adjunct Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Kudos to Hoshin, for writing this fin... Read More
Monday, July 16, 2018
Dr. Benjamin M. Herman, Professor and Department Head Emeritus, Atmospheric Sciences c.2000
Dr. Benjamin (Ben) M. Herman, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona, passed away in Tucson on June 8, 2018.
Early Education Ben earned both his B.S. and his M.S. in meteorology at N.Y.U. and served as a United States Air Force meteorological officer in Alaska. After his stint in the USAF, Ben enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona, and, in fact, the department awarded him its very first P... Read More
Monday, July 9, 2018
Early in May--just before final exams--a small but select group of students was called to a mysterious meeting with Dr. Martha Whitaker, Associate Professor of Practice and Director of Graduate Studies, only to be whisked down the hallway to find a overflowing assembly of cheering students, faculty, and staff waiting to celebrate them as this year's extraordinary student scholars and leaders!
Following the announcement of the individual awards by Dr. Tom Meixner, Associate Department Head, the shocked but happy group enjoyed a delicious cake with ample lashings of cold milk.
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Each week a person who makes Tucson better is “belled.” On June 12th our very own Terrie Thompson received a Ben's Bell award for her generosity and kindness helping hungry students at the University of Arizona by bringing a variety of healthy snacks, treats, tea (and foam cups, sugar, creamer, stirrers, napkins), and even Costco-sized boxes of single-serving macaroni and cheese. She leaves them anonymously in the student conference room, with friendly notes that read: “Help yourself to a snack,” Whitaker wrote in her nomination letter. Thompson said she was leaving the food because,“It... Read More