Global Change & Sustainability Center
News, Opportunities & Announcements
4000-year-old pattern; insights into climate and weather
Gabe Bowen's study shows the jet stream pattern that brings North American wintertime weather extremes is millennia old.
2014 Research Symposium
Congratulations to the 43 graduate students who presented their research in a poster session at the 2014Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium. The event was attended by University faculty, students, and administration, including Sr. VP Ruth Watkins and Chief Sustainability Officer Amy Wildermuth. For a list of presentations, click here.
Marjorie Chan Recognized by GSA
Professor of geology Marjorie Chan has been named the 2014 Distinguished International Lecturer by the Geological Society of America. "Dr. Chan has been a strong advocate and role model for women in science for the last three decades. She is active in encouraging women and minorities in science disciplines."
Randall Irmis Drills into the Triassic
Assistant Professor Randall Irmis, Geology and Geophysics, is part of The Colorado Plateau Coring Project, now engaged in collecting a continuous core through nearly the entire Triassic age section in Petrified Forest National Park, AZ.
Clayton and Dearing Receive Biodiversity Awards
The NSF's Dimensions of Biodiversity grants support research that "has the potential to revolutionize" practices relevant to climate change, medicine, and agriculture. GCSC faculty affiliates Denise Dearing and Dale Clayton each have been awarded grants to deepen our understanding of biodiversity.
Clayton Recieves Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award
Dale Clayton has been recognized by the University of Utah for an invention that destroys head lice without toxic chemicals.
Red Butte Creek: Educational and Natural Resource
GCSC faculty and students recognize Red Butte Creek as both an opportunity for research and training and a resource that needs to be protected. Read more about the Global Changes and Society project here, and see the Office of Sustainability article here.