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Whether in international news or an on-campus presentation, our nearly 300 faculty affiliates and in-house researchers are sharing their work, discussing the boundless effects their environmental endeavors have on Arizona, the U.S., and the world.

Recent News

Video Highlights UA-Led Research on Human Evolution, Climate

May 13, 2015

A new documentary provides insight into how ancient climate affected human evolution. The video, available on YouTube, focuses on the research conducted by the University of Arizona-led Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project, an international collaboration of geologists, anthropologists and climate scientists.

UA Distinguished Professor of Geosciences Andrew Cohen and his colleagues have been studying the connections between climate and human evolution in Africa’s Rift Valley for more than a decade.

CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast - May 2015

May 12, 2015

In the May 2015 Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins reconvene to talk about the Winter patterns that fed into our current situation, and how it has actually been pretty moist and cool (for this time of year) after a very warm winter. 

UA Prof Receives UNESCO Appointment

May 8, 2015

The UNESCO Chair in Environmental History has been awarded to David Pietz to promote research and teaching focused on the history of global environmental change.

Networking for a More Environmentally Conscious Tucson

May 1, 2015

By Shahrazad Encinias, Institute of the Environment

Call it matchmaking, with a social and environmental cause.

Promising an evening of fun, funk, and fruitful partnerships, the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment (IE) and Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry (CCI) divided more than a dozen UA faculty members into four groups to vie for two $1,000 grants.

Gathered on the rooftop of the Playground Bar and Lounge in Tucson for a playful mix of game show and speed-networking, each group had 45 minutes to conceive a socially and environmentally conscious project and five minutes to pitch their idea to a panel of judges. 

Eric Magrane

Magrane, Marple a Science-Poetry Team

May 1, 2015

IE's Carson Scholar Eric Magrane speaks about the connection between creative writing and the natural environment. As the Desert Museums's poet-in-residence, Magrane does poetry resding and performances with Miss Marple, the Musuem's ringtail cat. He is scheduled to do a reading on May 1 at Antigone Books.

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