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UTSA hydrogeology program ranks in top quartile among 400 U.S. programs

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(May 17, 2011)--The UTSA College of Sciences geology program is ranked one of the top 100 hydrogeology programs from a cumulative list of 400 geology programs in the United States, according to the National Ground Water Association. The UTSA Department of Geological Sciences offers the program in hydrogeology, which focuses on the movement and distribution of groundwater in the soil and rocks of the crust.

"UTSA has placed a great emphasis on the growth of our hydrogeology program over the last decade," said Weldon Hammond, UTSA Amy Shelton and V.H. McNutt Distinguished Professor in Geology and director of the UTSA Center for Water Research. "Moving forward, we will continue to grow and improve the program, especially given South Texas' almost total dependence on groundwater."

The UTSA Department of Geological Sciences offers two bachelor's programs and a master's program to prepare students for careers in geology, hydrogeology and related fields. Courses include groundwater hydrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, geophysics, economic geology, remote sensing principles, computer programming for scientific applications, geographic information systems (GIS), global position systems (GPS) and related topics.

UTSA is home to the Center for Water Research, established in 1987 as the Center for Groundwater Research and Technology with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The interdisciplinary center serves as a resource for academia, education, government, industry and the public on global water challenges and related environmental issues. It also connects geology students with water researchers from the UTSA College of Sciences and College of Engineering, offering them the opportunity to conduct real-world water research in the laboratory and in the field.

>> Learn more about the UTSA hydrogeology program.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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