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Nance Discusses Yale News Existence of Supercontinent Pannotia with Yale News

Damian Nance, portraitYale News covers the debate about the existence of supercontinent Pannotia, posited by R. Damian Nance, in an article headlined Pannotia: A supercontinent on trial. Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geology at Ohio University, is now a visiting fellow at Yale. In separate articles published recently by The Geological Society […]

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Posted on 11/30/2020

Deep Time Maps: 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund Grant Provides Access to Earth’s History

Plate positions at the end of the Cretaceous Period, the time of the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences, was awarded the 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund to support the acquisition of three series of paleogeographic maps produced produced by Dr. Ron Blakey and distributed through Deep Time Maps. Through this purchase the full set of global, North American, and […]

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Posted on 11/30/2020

Alumni News | Shanmugam Publishes Book, Wins Award for Research Contributions

Ganapathy Shanmugam, portraitOhio University alumnus Dr. Ganapathy Shanmugam, an expert on mass transportation and gravity flows within marine basins, recently published a book explaining the impact of these topics to sedimentology and oceanography. Shanmugam, who earned an M.S. in Geology in 1972, is currently an adjunct professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences […]

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Posted on 11/30/2020

Geology Graduate Students, Faculty Participate in Annual Geological Society of American Meeting

The Geological Society of America annual meeting is one of the largest scientific gatherings of geologists each year, and the Ohio University Geological Sciences Department historically sends a large contingent of students and faculty to showcase their research. This year the GSA meeting is online from Oct. 26-30, but departmental […]

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Posted on 10/27/2020

Election 2020 | How Climate Change, Health Care Intertwine

Dina López, portrait Professors Geoff Dabelko, Daniel Skinner, and Dina López discuss how climate change and health care intertwine, and how are they reflected in the candidates’ policies in the United States in Ohio University’s Ask the Experts Election 2020 series. Dabelko is professor of environmental studies in the Voinovich School of […]

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Posted on 10/22/2020

Chair’s Message | ‘Geologists are Natural Problem Solvers’

selfie of Alycia Stigall with the OsloFjord in the backgroundHello Alumni and Friends, Fall is in the air here in Athens, but this is a fall like none before. 2020 has certainly been an interesting year in the Geological Sciences Department, but geologists are natural problem solvers, and we are always ready for a challenge. Retirements and New Programs: […]

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Posted on 10/20/2020

Fornash Wins National Grant for Geochemistry Research

Katherine Fornash, portraitDr. Katherine Fornash is one of only 35 junior faculty recipients to receive a national highly competitive Oak Ridge Associated Universities research grant, reports Ohio University News. The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty. The award provides $10,000 […]

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Posted on 10/19/2020

Geology Colloquium | Toluwaleke Ajayi and Hannah Bortel, Oct. 9

An outdoor portrait of Toluwaleke AjayiThe Geological Sciences colloquium Series presents two graduate students discussing their research on Oct. 9 from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 614-706-6572   United States, Columbus (Toll) Conference ID: 484 691 570# Toluwaleke Ajayi will present on “Modeling of water discharge in a river impacted by […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

Geology Colloquium | Joseph Wislocki and Robert Demchuk, Oct. 23

An outdoor portrait of Joseph WislockiThe Geological Sciences colloquium Series presents two graduate students discussing their research on Oct. 23 from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 614-706-6572   United States, Columbus (Toll) Conference ID: 613 475 899# Joseph Wislocki discusses “Understanding larval to adult beetle ichnofossils using experimental neoichnology.” Robert Demchuk […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

Geology Colloquium | How Caves Gather: An Ode to Speleology, Nov. 6

Maria Perez, portraitThe Geological Sciences Colloquium Series presents Dr. Maria Perez discussing “How Caves Gather: An Ode to Speleology” on Nov. 6 from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 614-706-6572   United States, Columbus (Toll) Conference ID: 543 961 014# Perez is an assistant professor in the geography program […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020