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Winter 2015 Weekly Seminar Series

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall. Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 7 - Michael Manga (UC Berkeley) Title: TBD Jan. 14 - Jean Dixon (Montana State University) Title: TBD Jan. 21 - George Hilley (Stanford ...

Fall 2014 Weekly Seminar Series

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall. Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Oct 1 – Introduction Day Brief introductions from faculty Oct 8 - John Wolff (Washington State University) Title: Origin of compositional zoning in ...

Volcanology Cluster of Excellence Initiative

The Register Guard calls it an Exploding Discipline.  Volcanology is one of 10 “Cluster of Excellence” proposals selected by the UO as a top priority for fund raising and support. This new hiring initiative, lead by Paul Wallace, is not yet funded but hopefully will move forward in the ...

Dave Blackwell receives UO outstanding teaching award

Our own Dave Blackwell was honored at the end of Spring Term 2014 with the Thomas F. Herman Faculty Achievement Award for Distinguished Teaching. This award honors senior faculty members who have achieved outstanding records as teachers. The Herman Award is presented only to faculty members who ...

David Sutherland featured by NDTV for work on rate of Greenland Ice Sheet melting

UO Oceanographer David Sutherland has been recently featured by NDTV for his work on the rate of melting of Greenland’s Ice Sheet. Read the story here.

Welcome New Grad Students, Fall 2014!

Marisa Acosta graduated with her B.S. in Geology from Western Washington University in the summer of 2014. While at Western, she studied igneous and metamorphic petrology. At the University of Oregon, she will study experimental petrology with James Watkins. Aside from rocks, her interests ...

Doug Toomey Testifies Before House Subcommittee

Professor Doug Toomey testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, describing seismic hazards in the PNW and the need for an early warning system. Around the O story here.

Win McLaughlin Earns Fullbright Award

Win McLaughlin, a doctoral student working with Samantha Hopkins in Geological Sciences, has earned a prestigious Fulbright Research Award for support of her field work and research on paleontology and biostratigraphy in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.  Read the story here.  

Changing climate and diet shaped equine teeth

Nick Famoso, in collaboration with his adviser, Edward Davis, recently published a paper in the open-access journal PLOS ONE about the evolution of enamel bands in horse teeth from the Miocene to the Recent. This paper has been featured in several news releases: Original Paper Around the O ...

Spring 2014 Weekly Seminar Series

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall. Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. April 2 - Mark Schmitz (Boise State University) Title: Bringing Deep Time into Focus: New developments in high-precision geochronology and their impact ...
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