Prof Saugata Datta, faculty member in Department of Geology for the past 11 years, has left K-State to take up the Weldon Hammond Chair in Hydrogeology at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Dr. Datta is well known for his outstanding reputation in research, having a long record of publicaton in high impact journals and winning research grants worth nearly $1.5 million over the past 10 years. His work on water quality issues around the world has significant societal relevance and impact. His students will miss his infectious enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge, seemingly boundless energy, and unwavering support. We wish him well in his new role.