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Sean Prentiss Finding Abbey

Finding Abbey, Environmental Writing, and Storying the Landscape: A Conversation on Art & Environment with Sean Prentiss and Erik Reece

October 22, 2015

As the seventh in an ongoing series of cross-posts with A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, this Proximities features a conversation between environmental writers Sean Prentiss and Erik Reece. Prentiss will be at the University of Arizona reading along with poet Steve Coughlin on Tuesday, October 27, at the new ENR2 building at 5:30 p.m., and Reece will read for the UA Prose Series at the Poetry Center on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 p.m.

What Happens in the Rainforest

October 20, 2015

The Amazonian research of University of Arizona ecologist Scott Saleska and his students, of UA Biosphere 2 soil scientist Joost van Haren and that of their colleagues around the world is featured in a photo exhibit in the Ironwood Gallery at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum until Sunday, Oct. 25.

El Niño Bringing Storms to Arizona

October 20, 2015

Warmer-than-usual waters associated with El Niño are contributing moisture to the low-pressure systems fueling this week's turbulent weather. "October is a funny month in the Southwest," said UA climatologist Mike Crimmins. "It's kind of a feast or famine. But this year we had this really strange transition from the monsoon kind of ending in early September to low-pressure systems interacting with tons and tons of tropical moisture to our south. It has led to an unusually wet October so far. That really is El Niño-related."

Southwest Climate Outlook October 2015

October 15, 2015

 Over the past 30 days, most of Arizona and much of New Mexico recorded average or near-average precipitation, with notable exceptions in portions of southeast Arizona and large swaths of southeast New Mexico. Even as the monsoon was wrapping up, the region had repeated incursions of tropical moisture, which brought occasional precipitation and helped keep dewpoints above expected values.

Saleh Ahmed (far left) stands with several World Social Science Fellows at the World Social Science Forum 2015 in Durban, South Africa.

UA Graduate Student Wins World Social Science Fellowship

October 14, 2015

by Paulina Jenney

Saleh Ahmed, a University of Arizona graduate student in Arid Lands Resource Sciences, was recently selected as a World Social Science Fellow by the International Social Science Council. The fellowship included a trip to attend a World Social Science Fellows Program seminar in Durban, South Africa, where he was one of 17  early career social scientists from around the world to discuss the future of sustainability and governance.