Check out Geology and Environmental Science Student Janine Krippner made it on the Wired List of Scientist to Follow!
It is with great sadness that we report that Professor Emeritus Harold “Bud” Rollins passed away on January 9, 2017. His death follows that of his wife, Jude, in 2015. Bud was a highly valued and much-revered member of the Department of Geology and Planetary Science from the time he joined it in 1969 until his retirement in 2003, and will be missed deeply by all who knew him.
Pitt's snapshot is highlighting our MS graduate Matt Dieterich!
JGR- Planets is celebrating their 25th anniversary by publishing the 25 most influential papers published in JGR-Planets. Our Emeritus faculty Dr. Bruce Hapke's paper, Space Weathering from Mercury ro the Asteroid Belt, is on the list!
The Department's soccer team took a win October 24th, 3-1!
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The Department of Geology & Environmental Sciences is hosting the annual board meeting of the Earth Science Women’s Network. Special activities are planned to bring graduate students, faculty, alumni, and regional geoscience departments together with some of the brightest and most engaging leaders in the geoscience discipline. Join us for celebration of diversity in the geosciences by attending a special talk and networking reception on November 17 from 4-7:30pm in the Connolly Ballroom of Alumni Hall (4227 Fifth Ave.). The talk “Satellite Data to Support Air Quality Policy and Planning” will be given by Dr. Tracey Holloway. Dr. Holloway is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin and President of the Earth Science Women’s Network. Anyone interested in the geosciences, environmental science, sustainability are welcome to join. Any questions, please contact Emily Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org). To RSVP to a particular event, please email Jessica Caldwell (email@example.com).
We welcome Dr. Sophie B. Lehmann, Post-Doc, who will be working with Dr. Mark Abbott.
Held at the AGU Conference in San Francisco. View for additional details.
This project will recover a ~350 m lacustrine sedimentary sequence from the Basin of Mexico, on the southern outskirts of Mexico City. These sediments have the potential to provide a record of North American climate for the past >500,000 years. This unique climate archive could become the "type sequence" for paleoclimate studies in the Americas. The Basin of Mexico is well suited for reconstruction and investigation of interannual through orbital-scale variations in the North American monsoon and hydrologic variations of the neotropics.
Dr. Brian Thomas will be joining our department as an Assistant Professor in Geoscience and Water Sustainability. Please help us in making him feel welcome!
The Department of Geology and Environmental Science would like to welcome our new Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor Dr. Kyle Whittinghill.