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November 19, 2020

Staffing and contact information for the week of Nov. 23

In accordance with the university, department staff will be participating in professional development Nov. 23-25 and will not be available during this time. Should an urgent matter arise Nov. 23-25, please contact Manager of Business Operations Darby Nabors ( or Department Head Jeff Collett ( The university will be closed Nov. 26-27.
November 20, 2020

Kate O’Dell and Sean Freeman awarded Dietrich and Shrake-Culler scholarships

In a virtual ceremony Friday, Kate O'Dell received the David L. Dietrich Honorary Scholarship and Sean Freeman received the Shrake-Culler Scholarship. O'Dell's advisers, Professors Jeff Pierce and Emily Fischer, nominated her for the Dietrich Scholarship and announced her as the recipient. "Kate's just a wonderful person, who's hard-working and easy to work with, who has made terrific contributions to air pollution research," Pierce said. "Kate's work has enabled many other…
November 11, 2020

Bob Rauber and Julie Demuth chosen as 2020 Outstanding Alums

Two exceptional alumni from the department will receive the Outstanding Alum Award this year, Bob Rauber and Julie Demuth. Rauber earned his M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) from the department, studying with Professor Lew Grant. His dissertation was "Physical Structure of Northern Colorado River Basin Cloud Systems." Rauber joined the faculty of the atmospheric sciences department at the University of Illinois in 1987, where he has been an award-winning teacher.…
November 10, 2020

Jeopardy! champion Russ Schumacher pays tribute to Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek has been a part of my life for literally as long as I can remember, and the heartbreaking news of his death has brought back a flood of memories. I started watching Jeopardy! as a young kid, and couldn’t wait to get home from school each day to see that day’s answers and questions. I tried out for the show and got the call in 2003 (17 years…
November 9, 2020

Steve Rutledge will present virtual seminar hosted by NASA JPL

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Center for Climate Sciences will host an invited talk by Professor Steve Rutledge at noon (MST) Thursday, Nov. 19, as part of its Distinguished Climate Lecture series. Title, abstract and WebEx meeting info are below. "Atmospheric Electricity, Lightning and Convection" Benjamin Franklin is considered to be the father of modern-day studies of atmospheric electricity, starting with his famous sentry box experiment in 1749. This clever…
November 4, 2020

Colorado Climate Center helping the ski industry with better climate data

The ski slopes of the Rocky Mountain West are facing new challenges as a shifting climate brings shorter winters and more severe droughts. Few people, of course, are more aware of this than those in charge of running these ski resorts. But new research by the Colorado State University-based Colorado Climate Center found that these same ski managers often lack the tools and information to integrate the latest and most…
November 2, 2020

Ravishankara named Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy

Colorado State University Distinguished Professor A.R. Ravishankara, a professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Atmospheric Science, has been named a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), effective January 1, 2021. Established in 1935, the INSA promotes science in India, harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare. The INSA is comprised of scientists from all branches of science and technology. Currently, there are…


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