Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi chose CAS Professor Farouk El-Baz as one of 16 renowned academics and experts for his advisory council.
Graduate students Valerie Pasquarella and Sam Toabe are creating an exhibition at Natick’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, charting the changes there over the past three decades as suburbanites flocked to the area and invasive plant species dug in.
Geologist Farouk El-Baz was able to locate vast reservoirs of water deep below the Sahara Desert in the Sudan. Then a group of BU students raised money to fund a well that would bring life-sustaining water to the region.
According to CAS researchers, the traces of an ancient watershed in the Sinai Desert may hold clues to making sustainable agriculture possible in one of the driest places on earth.