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October 10, 2017

Department welcomes new faculty member Christine Chiu

Christine Chiu joined CSU Atmospheric Science faculty this month as an Associate Professor. Christine received her B.S. and M.S. in Atmospheric Physics at the National Central University, Taiwan, and completed her Ph.D. in 2003 from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue University. Prior to joining CSU, she was an Associate Professor at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, United Kingdom; a Research Assistant Professor at the […]
October 3, 2017

Russ Schumacher selected as climate center director, Colorado State Climatologist

CSU Atmospheric Science Associate Professor Russ Schumacher has been chosen as the next director of the Colorado Climate Center and Colorado State Climatologist. His appointment begins Oct. 6. Schumacher will continue in his role as a faculty member in the Department of Atmospheric Science, with a shift in his effort distribution and responsibilities to reflect the significant and important duties associated with this new assignment. Schumacher is intimately familiar with […]
October 16, 2017

Next FORTCAST talk appeals to Fort Collins sensibilities

The next installment of FORTCAST's What's Brewing in Weather and Climate series was crafted to fit the Fort Collins prerogative. Karen Kosiba, an atmospheric scientist at the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, will present "A CRAFT IPA:  A Career with Radars And Field Time Incorporating Proposals and Analyses." How is a career in atmospheric science related to craft beer? For one, there are plenty of acronyms in both. […]
October 12, 2017

Two ATS professors elected to UCAR posts

University Distinguished Professor Dave Randall has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Associate Professor Michael Bell has been elected as a new member of the UCAR President's Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR). UCAR, a consortium with 117 college and university members, manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). It also operates many other community programs such as COMET, SOARS and GLOBE. Department […]
October 11, 2017

Collegian: Teen Science Café provides interactive education for FoCo students

A group of starry-eyed students leans forward, focusing their gaze on footage of a severe storm taken by a drone. “Almost all of the atmosphere we study is only about 16 kilometers high,” said Dr. Sue van den Heever, a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at CSU. “Where would we be if we traveled 16 kilometers south of Fort Collins?” “China,” one of the students says, to a […]


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Upcoming Colloquium

Breaking Through the Clouds: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere

By Jim Fleming of Colby College
On October 20

Hosted by Jeff Collett and Sue van den Heever

Upcoming Defenses

PhD Defense

“Evidence for a Biological Control on Emissions of Marine Ice Nucleating Particles: Laboratory, Field and Modeling Results”

By Christina McCluskey
On October 24, 12:30 p.m.

Advisor Sonia Kreidenweis and Paul DeMott


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