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USU Today | January 26, 2023
USU Professor Jack Schmidt has devoted nearly 40 years to research of river systems, centered on the Colorado River, its tributaries, and the Grand Canyon. During his academic career — as well as time spent as chief of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center — he has focused on the relationship of ecosystem health and dams, reservoirs and diversions associated with river management.
USU Assistant Professor Tyler Lefevor has been selected to join the 2022-2023 cohort of the Public Religion Research Institute Public Fellows Program. This will be Lefevor’s second year in the program, which works alongside PRRI researchers and staff to study contemporary issues related to religion, culture and politics.