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Weber Receives Board of Regents Faculty Excellence Award
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Larry Weber, Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, and director of IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, is one of six University of Iowa faculty members who have received the 2014 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.
Presented by the Iowa Board of Regents, the award honors faculty members for work representing a significant contribution to excellence in public education. Each honoree will receive $1,000.
Weber's leadership of IIHR has advanced it to even greater prominence, almost doubling its number of graduate students and tripling its grant- and contract-supported research.
Weber has been one of the university leadership’s most important advisors during the campus renewal following the flood of 2008, serving as co-chair of the UI Flood Mitigation Task Force. In 2009 he co-founded the Iowa Flood Center, which has provided superb services to the state to help Iowans prepare for flooding events more effectively. The center has taken on a national profile, sharing valuable knowledge with communities and institutions across the country.
Recently, Weber led a collaborative process that brought the Iowa Geological Survey to IIHR, broadening its research, outreach, and educational programs to cover groundwater to surface water, studying conditions from drought to flood.