• Extraordinary Student Scholars and Leaders for 2018-2019

    2018-2019 Student Scholars and Leaders
    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. We owe an immense... Read More
  • Terrie Thompson, belled for her kindness

    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
  • UA Atmospheric Scientists Forecast A Slightly Below Average Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Friday, June 15, 2018
    For the 2018 Hurricane Season--June 1 through November 30--HAS atmospheric scientists Kyle Davis and Xubin Zeng predict a slighty below average hurricane season:  4 (2-6) hurricanes, including 2 (0-3) major hurricanes, in the North Atlantic, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. More details about this year's forecast are available in this one-page report, UA_Atlantic_Hurricane_Prediction_14June2018. Update: UA News has posted an article about this here. Questions? Please contact Professor Xubin Zeng at or 520-621-4782. Read More
  • Ali Behrangi PI on a New 2.5 Million NASA Grant to Advance Precipitation Data Record in High Latitudes

    Photo Ali Behrangi
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Congratulations to Ali Behrangi, Associate Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, recently named as the Principal Investigator for a new $2.5 million NASA grant to advance the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) over high latitude regions. With the 5-year grant, Behrangi will lead an international team of experts from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), the University of Maryland, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Utrecht University (the Netherlands), Environment Canada, and the University of Hamburg (Germany). GPCP is a global observational precipitation product t... Read More
  • What a Day! The 28th Annual El Dia del Agua y la Atmosfera Launches Earth Week 2018

    2018 El Dia Winners
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Photo (left to right): Dr. Martha P.L. Whitaker, Dr. Ty Ferré, Dr. Tom Galarneau, Amanda Minke, Jihyun Kim, Jack Anderson, Rebecca Stolar, Andrew Daus, Antonio Meira, Erma Santander What a day! On Monday, April 9, the 28th Annual El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera , the annual HAS student research conference, launched the School of Earth and Environmental Science's EarthWeek 2018 activities in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center. EarthWeek activities continued on Tuesday with Tree Ring Day, on Wednesday with the SEES Joint Poster-Oral Plenary Sessions and the EarthWeek Keynote... Read More