Friday, March 10, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer McIntosh for receiving the Distinguished Scholar Award. This award was established to acknowledge outstanding mid-career faculty who are leading experts in their fields and highly valued contributors to the teaching, research, and outreach priorities set out in the University's Strategic Plan, Never Settle.
Dr. McIntosh was selected because her colleagues made a compelling case for the vital importance of her contributions and the international impact of her achievements. Her nomination was reviewed by a committee of distinguished faculty who wrestled with the... Read More
Monday, March 6, 2017
Dr. Jennifer McIntosh, Associate Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, was recently featured in a National Geographic article, "Old Water and New Knowledge at Cienega Creek." Cienega Creek is special because it is one of the few remaining perennial streams in Southern Arizona and has been the subject of heated debate and detailed study for nearly two decades.
In the Cienega Basin in Southern Arizona, her hydrology group is using spectrographic and chemical analyses to research the "signature" of water flows, including the age of the water, and, ultimately, to expand knowledge of ho... Read More
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Regents Professor Vic Baker's ongoing research in paleohydrology has been featured in a High Country News article, "Have we underestimated the West's superfloods? Scientists warn that enormous floods may be more likely than we thought--and the Oroville Dam and others weren't built to withstand them."
By combing the Colorado River, the Green River, and others in the Southwest for sediment deposits and other flood evidence and then carbon-dating the results, Baker has concluded that the short-term record severely underestimates the size and frequency of large floods. Read more at the High Count... Read More
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dongxiao Zhang, former doctoral student of Regents Professor Shlomo Newman, current member of the HAS Advisory Board, and Founding Professor and Dean of Engineering at Peking Universty, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Zhang is one of 84 members recently elected to this prestigious appointment.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where approp... Read More
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Congratulations to HAS Professor Hoshin Gupta on receiving the Robert E. Horton Lecture in Hydrology Award at the American Meteorological Society's 2017 Annual Meeting in January for research into calibration and optimization of hydrological models, and for fundamental contributions towards quantifying uncertainty in hydrologic model predictions.
The Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology is selected in recognition of eminence as a scientist for outstanding research on topics of interest to both hydrologists and meteorologists. The purpose of the lectureship is to encourage and foster an inte... Read More