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Parched desert shrubs east of Yuma. Courtesy of the Institute of the Environment

Southwest Climate Outlook: November 2016

November 18, 2016

October precipitation totals were below average across most of the climate divisions in Arizona and New Mexico, except for parts of western Arizona and central New Mexico. Warm temperatures across the western United States in October and November resulted in early season snowpack and snow water equivalent (SWE) values that are much below average across most of the West. Long-term drought conditions persist across the Southwest. 

Kevin Fitzsimmons, recipient of the award for Excellence in Global Education, has helped to establish a modern seafood safety testing laboratory at Yangon University in Myanmar (Burma).

Three Receive Global Excellence Awards for Service, Education

November 15, 2016

The UA's Global Ambassadors program, Kevin Fitzsimmons and Georgia Ehlers have been selected as recipients by the Office of Global Initiatives and the Center for English as a Second Language. Fitzsimmons environmental work includes training the next generation of international scientisist and developing a sustainable aquaculture industry in Myanmar (Burma).