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This issue of SWES Sounds is dedicated to Dr. Allan Matthias, whose memorial was held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Faith Lutheran Church, 3925 E. Fifth St., Tucson.
Michael Crimmins and Melanie Lenart won the 2012 Outstanding Team Award in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a dozen other Cooperative Extension affiliates. For more details on the award and a list of team members, please see: http://bit.ly/YUpX6d .
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UA, Pima County Unite on Water-Energy Sustainability
The study was led by UA-affiliated ARS researchers Guillermo Ponce Campos and Susan Moran and an Australian team led by Alfredo Huete from the University of Technology, Sydney.more from UA News Nature Publication
UA Partners with Saudi Arabia to Create Sustainable Farming Systems
Karletta Chief, adviser of the UA American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) student chapter, is proud to announce that the AISES college students received a mini-grant from NSF Geosciences Directorate for an outreach project entitled, Mother Earth and her Ecosystems: Research, Education and Outreach Opportunities for Native High School Students. In partnership with the UA Early Academic Outreach Program and the Native American Science and Engineering Program (NASEP), 18 Native American high school students have been conducting water quality research throughout Arizona. The project kicked off in late September and wraps up this weekend at the UA. The article is at: http://uanews.org/story/ua-outreach-program-involves-high-school-students-science.
Long-Running Climate Program Renewed with $3.5M Grant
By Stephanie Doster, Institute of the Environment September 4, 2012
The Climate Assessment for the Southwest, or CLIMAS, program at the University of Arizona has received a nearly $3.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, for multi-faceted research designed to improve the region’s resiliency to changes in weather and climatic extremes. Michael Crimmins, faculty in the Deaprtment of Soil, Water and Environmental Science is a member of the multidisciplinary team. more>
Select Faculty Honored as Outstanding Teachers
Four UA faculty members have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in teaching: including SWES faculty Thomas Wilson. more>
Kartchner Caverns: A Living Microbe Laboratory (Raina Maier)
By Alan Fischer February 24, 2010
Learning about sustainability goes outside classroom activities for some University of Arizona students.
On a recent Saturday morning students from the Soil, Water and Environmental Science (SWES) 454 class could be found working out at the new Campus Recreation Center. Not working out in the sense of exercising indoors, but working outdoors moving rocks and shoveling and spreading gravel to make rainwater harvesting more efficient at the site on East Sixth Street. more >
Prep Students Learn About Water Usage Through UA Project (Jim Riley)
Raina Maier is interviewed by KVOA tv. Posted 2:40 AM 7/7/2011 : News 4 investigates toxic water in Tucson
SWES Research on YouTube --UofAZCALS's Channel
Charles Gerba Apr 9, 2009 Finding efficient, cost effective ways to purify water is the goal of specialists at The University of Arizonas Environmental Research Lab. Researchers are developing and assessing water disinfection systems that help to remove microbes from drinking water. These water treatment units are designed for use by the military, campers and countries where thousands of people die each year from drinking unsafe water View >
Kathy Jacobs was elected to serve as a member of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Board of Trustees. To see the full article go to the The Institute of the Environment website page http://www.environment.arizona.edu/news/jacobs_ucar