March precipitation totals were average to below average in most of the Southwest. Warm temperatures across the West have begun to put a dent in the snowpack and snow water equivalent. While much of the West has seen improvements in drought conditions (notably, California declared an end to its drought), southern Arizona and New Mexico have experienced an increase in drought designation.
UA professors Alison Hawthorne Deming, Hoshin Gupta and Pham Huu Tiep have each been named UA Regents' Professors.
Agrivoltaics, an experiment in combining agriculture with energy efficiency, involves growing plants beneath solar panels.
The UA's Old Main, which went through an extensive remodeling and renovation completed in 2015, will receive an award during the U.S. Green Building Council Arizona's fifth annual Heavy Medals Luncheon.
Signifying a launch into environmental justice work, the Center for Compassion Studies is presenting a public talk, "Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change."
Senior projects for 2017 include an exoskeleton to help a student walk, tree-pollinating drones and drone destroyers, and a robotic umpire who can't be disputed. Catch all the action on May 1.