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Fall 2020 Updates
Latest updates from the Office of the Registrar on schedule of classes, class formats and more.
Aj Moses, a doctoral student with Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, wants to be an expert in water issues, from federal and state laws to the microbial make-up of the water in our rain barrels. And with that knowledge, he wants to go into environmental policy to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Iliana Manjón worked at the intersection of environmental analysis, community engagement and human health with Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta as part of the citizen science project, Gardenroots.
Nikki Tulley grew up on the Navajo Nation, and now a doctoral student in environmental science, is enrolled in the program Indigenous Food, Energy, Water Security and Sovereignty that combines research internships, teaching and cultural immersion.
Gardenroots is a citizen-science project for UA students and volunteers to help educate the public on environmental concerns and conditions. This group is currently working on researching the implications of mining and how released toxins are affecting the communities surrounding active and inactive mine sites.
Dr. Theresa Crimmins of the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, along with our faculty and extension specialist Dr. Michael Crimmins, are comparing historical records with contemporary data to develop a more complete picture of the regional effects of global climate change.
Watch the story that examines a clue about harmful algal blooms discovered in Tucson's Sweetwater Wetlands by Dr. Jean McLain and her former graduate student Robert Lynch. This video is part of a series showing the people behind the science in our department.
Our faculty and extension specialist Dr. Karletta Chief works with students to tackle food, energy and water challenges among indigenous communities while letting traditional values guide their work. The project – called Indigenous Food, Energy and Water Security and Sovereignty, or Indige-FEWSS – combines research internships, teaching and cultural immersion.
Our faculty and extension specialist Dr. Channah Rock investigates environmental factors that could affect leafy greens and other produce in Yuma for a multi-year study with the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration, Yuma growers, the Arizona Department of Agriculture and local irrigation districts.
Watch a sneak peek of the six-video series, created in partnership with CALS Landmark Stories, exploring the people behind the science at the University of Arizona as you’ve never seen before.
The name change effective July 1, 2019 eliminates redundancy and makes the department more recognizable to students interested and majoring in environmental science.