Department of Earth Sciences Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences
Department News Archive
Seminar: Dr. Mike D'Emic, Stony Brook University, Anatomical Sciences Department;Giants Under the Microscope: Inferring Dinosaur Paleobiology via Fossil Microstructure; Thurs, Apr 24 at 3:35 p.m. in 110 PillsH
Special Seminar-Dr. Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, Astronaut, Pilot, Geologist, and Politician -- "Thethe only scientist and last of 12 men to step onto the Moon."Field Geology in the Valley of Taurus-Littrow on the Moon Friday, April 25 at 10am Bell Museum Auditorium. Click here for information on AirSpace MN's public events on Saturday, April 26.
Seminar: Dr. Stuart Simmons, University of Utah, Energy & Geoscience Institute; Beowawe to Wairakei: Discovery & Assessment of Geothermal Resources; Thurs, April 17 at 3:35 p.m., 110 PillsH
Our condolences to the family of alumnus, Richard F. Hardyman (MS 1969,) who passed away on March 24, 2014. His family has written a wonderful tribute to Dick which, originally published in the Reno Gazette-Journal, can be found here.
Seminar: Dr. Ellen Syracuse, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Linking Arcs to Subducting Slabs: A Global Perspective on Slab Seismicity, Temperature, and Hydration; Thur, April 10 at 3:35 p.m., 110 PillsH
Seminar: Dr. Stephen Laubach, University of Texas-Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology; Effects of Concurrent Cement Precipitation on Fracture Growth; Thurs, Apr 3 at 3:30 p.m., 110 PillsH
Reception to honor Kathy Ohler's retirement after 35 years of service to the department. Friday, April 4 at 3:00 p.m., Winchell Reading Room (204 PillsH).
Congratulations to Jake Bailey who is a 2014 recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship! These awards are given to "early-career scholars [who] represent the most promising scientific researchers working today".
Larry Edwards and Marc Hirschmann have both been selected as new Fellows of the Geochemical Society. Congratulations!
Seminar: Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, Texas State Univ, Dept of Biology; Epikarst Hydrogeology and Deep Artesian Biology in the Trinity and Edwards Aquifers of Central Texas, USA; Thurs, Jan 30 @ 3:30 p.m. in 110 PillsH.
Seminar: Dr. Eoghan Reeves, MIT, Dept Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Time series observations of seafloor magmatic-hydrothermal processes in the Manus Basin, Papua New Guinea; Thurs, Jan 23 @ 3:30 p.m. in 110 PillsH
PhD thesis defense of Erkan Toraman, Late-Stage Exhumation of Metamorphic Core Complexes and Landscape Development during Orogenic Collapse of the North American Cordillera; Fri, Jan 24 @ 10 a.m. in 110 PillsH
Congratulations to PhD student, Becky Strauss, for having been awarded an AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award!
Congratulations to PhD student, Michele Stillinger, for her magnetic-dating research having been featured in the AGU Blogosphere!
Prof. Marc Hirschmann has been elected a Fellow of the Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry for 2014! The ceremony will be at the 2014 Goldschmidt conference in Sacramento, CA. Congratulations to Marc on his latest award!
Seminar: IODP Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Biddle, Univ of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and the Environment; Microbial Life in the Subsurface: Letting the Sequences Tell the Story; Thurs, Dec 5 at 3:30 p.m. in 110 Pillsbury Hall.
Congratulations to former faculty member, Prof. Frederick J. (Sam) Sawkins (1968-1991) for having been awarded Honorary Fellow status by the council of the Society of Economic Geologists, at its meeting in Whislter, BC, Canada in September of this year. Congratulations, Sam!
As a fundraiser, the UMGS (GeoClub) is selling 2014 calendars using field photos from various people in the department. Please click HERE to preview and pre-order your calendar(s)! Thank you!