WALTER JOSEPH ARABASZ

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

WALTER JOSEPH ARABASZ portrait
  • Research Professor Emeritus, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah

Biography

Education

  • B.S. 1964, Geology, summa cum laude, Boston College
  • M.S. 1966, Geology, California Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. 1971, Geology and Geophysics, California Institute of Technology. Project: Geological and Geophysical Studies of the Atacama Fault Zone in Northern Chile

Honors & Awards

  • Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal (for contributions to advancing seismic safety in the United States and in the state of Utah, and for bridging the fields of education, seismology and public policy). Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 04/2015
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Earthquake Risk Reduction. Western States Seismic Policy Council, 04/2008
  • John Wesley Powell Award (for significant contributions in advancing national earthquake monitoring and earthquake safety). U.S. Geological Survey, 03/2007
  • Alumni Award of Excellence for Science. Boston College, 10/2006
  • Outstanding Service Award. Utah Seismic Safety Commission, 07/2001
  • Governor's Medal for Science and Technology. State of Utah, 05/1996
  • Distinguished Faculty Research Award. University of Utah Dept of Geology & Geophysics, 06/1988
  • Three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. New Zealand National Research Advisory Council, 10/1970
  • Hamilton Award (for academic achievement in science). Boston College, 06/1964
  • Scholar of the College and Order of the Cross and Crown (for exceptional academic achievement). Boston College, 09/1963

Biography

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Affiliations

  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Associate Member, 01/1990 - present
  • Utah Geological Association (UGA), Member, 01/1984 - present
  • Seismological Society of America (SSA), Member, 01/1974 - present
  • Geological Society of America (GSA), Senior Member, 01/1970 - present
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member, 01/1969 - present

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States of America