• Bo Guo Research on PFAS "Just the Tip of the Iceberg"

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    Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Congratulations to HAS Assistant Professor Bo Guo whose ongoing research on PFAS in groundwater, Chemicals in Soils are 'Ticking Time Bomb,' was reported in a news article by, on February 11. A growing health crisis fueled by synthetic chemicals known as per- and polyfuoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in groundwater has garnered much attention in the past few years. To understand how the chemicals migrate through the soil between the land surface and groundwater (vadose zone), Guo and his collaborators developed a novel mathematical model to simulate the different complex processes tha... Read More
  • Ali Behrangi Interviewed for PBS Arizona Science Radio

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    Thursday, January 9, 2020
    Congratulations to HAS Associate Professor Ali Behrangi who was recently interviewed for Arizona Science, Arizona Public Media's radio show. Dr. Tim Swindle, Director of the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, interviewed him during NPR's Science Friday broadcast. In Episode 210, Using gravimetry from satellites to measure snowfall, broadcast on November 27, 2019, Behrangi discussed using gravimetry measurements from NASA's GRACE satellites for quantifying snowfall accumulation. Each year, Arizonans rely on snowpack from the previous winter to provide water for the Colorado River; however, sci... Read More
  • Sean Schrag-Toso Wins Prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship

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    Monday, December 9, 2019
    Congratulations to Sean Schrag-Toso, HAS MS Hydrology student, who was recently selected to receive the very prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship award! The purpose of this post-degree fellowship for advanced-degree candidates is to foster the spirit of public service, develop leadership skills, and provide a pathway for individuals pursuing professional careers in government. Sean hopes to complete his MS Hydrology degree by the summer of 2020 when he will begin a 2-year paid internship with a government agency of his choosing. Currently, Sean is a University of Arizona Coverdell Fe... Read More
  • Congratuations to HAS Joint Professor Adam Showman Elected AGU Fellow

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    Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    Congratulations to HAS Joint Professor Adam Showman who was elected an AGU Fellow for the Class of 2019! Showman is a UArizona Professor at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory whose work focuses on the dynamics and evolution of planetary atmospheres and interiors, planetary formation and evolution, and theoretical astrophysics. His current research focuses on giant planets--Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the hundreds of giant planets being detected around other stars. The fundamental goal of his research is to broaden our knowledge of atmospheric dynamics beyond the boundaries from our s... Read More
  • A Celebration of Life for Thomas Alvarez

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    Monday, December 2, 2019
    It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Thomas Alvarez, our beloved friend and colleague, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at his home in Tucson, surrounded by family and friends. His family is planning a private memorial service; however, because Thomas had an impact on so many lives here at the University of Arizona, the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences will host a memorial service for him on the UArizona campus. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, December 17, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm noon in the Little Chapel of All Nations, 1041 East... Read More