Category: News

Research Amidst Covid-19: How NSF-PIRE Students Are Coping

In March 2020, the Water & Food Security PIRE was in its fourth year developing and communicating seasonal forecasts with our communities in Ethio. . .

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Published: July 11, 2020

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Interview with Sarah Alexander and Ezana Atsbeha

As we have emerged into the third year of the project, with two wet season and a dry season forecast, UConn Sociology graduate student, Faith Curry, h. . .

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Published: June 6, 2020

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Unexpected Rainfall: Spring 2020 Brownbag Kickoff

Graduate and undergraduate students met on January 28th, 2020 to kickoff the spring Brownbag session series. The meeting encompassed a vibrant convers. . .

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Published: February 1, 2020

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UConn Undergraduates Reflect on the Summer Field Visit

As the calendar year of 2019 has come to a close, several of the undergraduate students who went on the Ethiopia field trip reflected on their journey. . .

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Published: January 14, 2020

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Water and Food Security PIRE | Annual Meeting held on November 2019

The NSF-PIRE Water and Food Security Project’s 3rd Annual Meeting (PIRE Annual Meeting) was held in the Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) of the. . .

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Published: December 16, 2019

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Sensor Development Team Highlighted in UConn Today

In the PIRE project, a Citizen Science Initiative (PIRE CSI) is in place that helps collecting soil moisture information which are collected by farmer. . .

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Published: October 13, 2019

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Genevieve Rigler, PIRE Researcher, speaks at annual Women Who Build Summit

Genevieve Rose Rigler, PIRE undergraduate researcher, spoke as the only undergraduate student at the annual Women Who Build Summit on February 21, 20. . .

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Published: March 27, 2019

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Xinyu Lin, PIRE Undergraduate Researcher, receives BOLD Women’s Leadership Network Scholarship

Xinyu Lin, an undergraduate researcher on the PIRE project, has been selected as one of nine inaugural BOLD Scholars at the University of Connecticut. . .

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Published: March 8, 2019

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November Brownbag Speaker: Dr. Abeje Kassegne Visits PIRE Students

“Engineered systems are only as powerful as they are practical for the users”, notes Genevieve Rigler, civil engineering undergraduate, at the end. . .

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Published: December 1, 2018

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A Multidisciplinary Turnout: Undergraduates Attend Informational Meeting to Engage in Researching Opportunities

On Monday, November 12, the Food and Water Security PIRE team held an informational session for students interested in joining the project as an under. . .

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Published: November 15, 2018

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November Brownbag: Forecast Bulletin & Understanding Women Empowerment

PIRE graduate and undergraduate students gathered on November 5th for one of their last brownbags, where civil engineering PhD student Sara O’ Alexa. . .

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Published: November 5, 2018

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PIRE’s Next Step: Joining Curious Undergraduates to the Team

Recruiting engaged undergraduate students from engineering and liberal arts backgrounds is pivotal to the objectives of PIRE, to that end, substantial. . .

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Published: October 18, 2018

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PIRE Student Brownbag Kickoff with Ethiopia Summer Field Visit Summary

The academic year for sociology, engineering and agriculture PIRE graduate students began with the kickoff of monthly brownbag meetings on September 2. . .

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Published: September 27, 2018

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New PIRE Graduate course offered this Fall

The challenges surrounding water, energy and food are linked in complex and intractable ways. This course adopts a project-based approach to learning. . .

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Published: August 21, 2018

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PIRE Hosts A Seminar Presentation by Seifu Tilahun

On Wednesday April, 4th 2018, Dr. Seifu Tilahun, Associate Professor of Hyrdrology and Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering at Bahir Dar . . .

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Published: May 10, 2018

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PIRE graduate students hold second workshop

On March 8, the PIRE graduate student held their second interdisciplinary workshop at UConn. The meeting was attended by six engineering students and . . .

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Published: March 9, 2018

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PIRE Research Paper published on Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences

Ying Zhang, PhD student at University of Wisconsin (now a postdoc at John Hopkins University), Dr. Semu Moges and Dr. Paul Block, have recently publ. . .

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Published: February 23, 2018

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PIRE hosts seminar presentation on Water, Energy and Food Nexus Modeling by Semu Moges

Dr. Semu Moges, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut and Sustainable Development Mainstreaming Advisor Consultant to the Minis. . .

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Published: February 22, 2018

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AGU Fall Meeting 2017 Participation

Several researchers from the PIRE participating institutions attended the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, held in New Orleans on 11-15 . . .

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Published: January 12, 2018

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PIRE graduate students hold brownbag

On November 15, 2017, PIRE graduate students held a brownbag meeting at UConn and was attended in person by engineering and social science students fr. . .

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Published: December 4, 2017

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UConn hosts water footprint seminar, featuring Dr. Mesfin Mekonnen

Dr. Mesfin Mekonnen, a world renowned expert in Water footprint assessment from the Water for Food Global Institute, delivered an illuminating guest s. . .

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Published: March 26, 2017

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Invited guest speaker at UConn, Dr. Mesfin Mekonnen

We are excited to announce that Dr. Mesfin M. Mekonnen from the University of Nebraska will visit UConn to give a talk on the relationship between co. . .

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Published: March 8, 2017

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Amharic at UConn

Two social science graduate students, Kristen Kirksey and Nabil Tueme, as well as Liz Holzer, social science PI, have been taking Amharic class since . . .

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Published: February 17, 2017

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2017 PIRE Annual Meeting

The PIRE Water and Food Security Project team held its annual meeting from January 12-13, 2017. The University of Connecticut team was excited to welc. . .

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Published: January 25, 2017

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Guest speaker at UConn, Dr. Belay Simane

Dr. Belay Simane from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia is scheduled to deliver a lecture at UConn on January 24, 2017. The talk is entitled, "Building. . .

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Published: January 4, 2017

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UConn signs MoU agreement with Abay Basin Authority

UConn PIRE signed an MoU agreement with Abay Basin Authority (ABA) of Ethiopia on December 14, 2016. The MoU agreement is expected to facilitate data . . .

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Published: December 26, 2016

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UConn signs MoU with Bahir Dar University

UConn and Bahir Dar University (BDU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on research and training. The MoU will remain in e. . .

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Published: December 11, 2016

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PIRE Welcomes 4 Sociology Graduate Students

Ezana Amdework Atsbeha holds a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology and an MA in Sociology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has been invol. . .

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Published: December 5, 2016

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Postdoctoral and PhD positions

The Water Systems and Society research group led by Dr. Paul Block within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of W. . .

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Published: December 4, 2016

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Engineering students collaborate to fix leaky irrigation structure

Engineering students from University of Connecticut and Bahir Dar University are collaborating to rehabilitate a traditional irrigation system near Ba. . .

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Published: December 4, 2016

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UConn PIRE Kickoff Meeting

UConn successfully launched its PIRE Food and Water Security Project at a kickoff meeting in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia from July 11-14, 2016. . . .

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Published: November 27, 2016

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UConn and NMA sign an MoU

UConn and the National Meteorological Services Agency (NMA) of Ethiopia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).. . .

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Published: November 27, 2016

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UConn offers Amharic course for the first time

UConn has launched an Amharic course for the first time, beginning in Fall 2016. The course is offered to the social science research group of the UCo. . .

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Published: November 25, 2016

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