Jeffrey Banister

Jeffrey Banister
Assistant Research Social Scientist, Southwest Center
Acting Director, Southwest Center
Assistant Editor, Journal of the Southwest
Assistant Research Professor, School of Geography & Development

Networking for a More Environmentally Conscious Tucson

Friday, 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.

Video Highlights UA-Led Research on Human Evolution, Climate

Wednesday, 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.

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