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Spring 2016 Weekly Seminar Schedule

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. March 30 – Paul Richardson (UO) Title: Chasing the sun: exploring the role of aspect in landscape evolution April 6 – David Furbish, (Vanderbilt ...

PhD candidate Win McLaughlin wins scholarship for research in Kyrgyzstan

Win McLaughlin was recently awarded the Fullbright scholarship for 10 months of research in Kyrgyzstan. Among other things, she searched for fossils that can help date the stratigraphy in the region’s impressive mountains. For more information, check out her blog ...

Looking for magma beneath the island of Santorini

UO Professor Emilie Hooft and a team of scientists from the Univerisity of Oregon, Imperial College in London, the University of Thessaloniki, and the University of Athens recently completed a large seismic experiment in the Aegean Sea. The goal of the experiment is to image the distribution of ...

New Science Advances article on climate control of erosion rate

Our own Jill Marshall, along with Josh Roering and Alan Rempel from UO Geology, just published a paper in Science Advances. In this paper, they use a frost weathering model to show that cold temperatures during the Last Glacial Maximum (about 21,000 years ago) caused frost-driven sediment production ...

Winter 2016 Weekly Seminar Schedule

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. 6 – Quentin Bletery (UO recently out of University of Nice) Title: Probabilistic and multi-data analysis of large earthquakes source physics Jan. ...

Fall 2015 Weekly Seminar Schedule

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. Sept. 30  –  Departmental Introduction Picnic Oct. 7 – Ved Lekic (U of Maryland) Title: Imaging Tectonic Plates – Structure and ...

Additional funding for NW earthquake warning system.

Doug Toomey was interviewed for a Register Guard story on the funding the USGS is adding to the ongoing effort to create a Pacific Northwest Early Warning system. Read the story here. Also, get ready for the public forum on “The Really Big One”, to be held 7 to 9 PM August 6 in Straub ...

Welcome new grad students, Fall 2015!

Madison Ball has earned his B.S. in Geophysical Sciences from University of Chicago and has come to the trees and mountains of Oregon to join James Watkins‘ lab and work on stable isotope geochemistry. He also has interests in plate tectonics, paleoaltimetry, and volcanology. In addition to ...

New Science paper on hillslope control of landscape scale

A team led by our own Kristin Sweeny and Josh Roering have a paper in the latest issue of Science, “Experimental evidence for hillslope control of landscape scale.” Their work uses a set of experimental sand boxes to test the relative effects of hillslope formation vs. valley incision on ...

Geology Grad Students had 14 national and international awards in 14-15

Geological Sciences 2014-2015 Graduate Student Awards Awards in the Past Year: through April, 2015 We are delighted to celebrate a year of accomplishments by our graduate students, who continue a long tradition of outstanding research and scholarship in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the UO. ...
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