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Winter/Spring 2016
In this Issue of Spheres

Add Water, Grow a Career

The Facilitator

Making a Thirsty Forest

Of Mentors and Mentees

News and Notes
Faculty, Staff & Student News
From the Director



Institute for the Study of Earth,
Oceans, and Space
(EOS)
EOS Director: Harlan Spence
EOS Assoc. Dir.: David Divins
EOS Dir. of Finance & Admin.:
   Jo Beth Dudley

Editor: David Sims
Designer: Kristi Donahue
Circulation: Laurie Pinciak

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Winter/Spring 2016

Breton
Earth Systems Science
Add Water, Grow a Career

AS A COLLEGE SOPHOMORE, when Connor Breton of Somersworth, N.H. found himself working in remote Panama alongside a colleague who spoke no English—and Breton knew just a few words of Spanish—he realized he was getting the bang for his UNH International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) buck.   Read More…


Making a Thirsty Forest
The Facilitator

SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING AT EOS last fall, David Divins was already relishing the change of pace and environment after ten years of managing a large National Science Foundation-funded project for the nonprofit Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington, D.C. It was a job that kept him on the go and out of the office, and Divins looked forward to being able to stay put and becoming the "facilitator" who helps get the day-to-day EOS details done for the institute as a whole. Read More…


Making a Thirsty Forest
Earth Systems Science
Making a Thirsty Forest

IF YOU WERE TO HAPPEN UPON the drought experiment recently set up in a forest plot at UNH’s Thompson Farm Observatory in Durham, from a distance you might visualize an elaborate environmental sculpture that aims to create a alternate dimension and give added aesthetic depth to a temperate forest environment—one that accentuates a horizontal element of a largely vertical space and arrests falling leaves in midflight before they flutter to the forest floor to begin the cycle of decay and replenishment. Read More…


student
Earth Systems Science
Of Mentors and Mentees

RUTH VARNER has had a long, rich history of mentoring undergraduates at the Earth Systems Research Center and department of Earth sciences. She was recently recognized for this by the American Geophysical Union, which officially bestowed Varner with the 2015 Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Read More…


Around the Hall
News and Notes

• Faculty, Staff, and Student News  Read More…
• From the Director: All Projects Great and Small  Read more…