Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 Years Ago

Scientists find evidence of ancient copper mining in polluted lake sediments from Isle Royale National Park.

Lucy Rose Awarded for Outstanding Student Presentation

 Ph.D. student wins prestigious award!

Environmental Studies Student Awarded 2014 Fulbright Grant

Katherine "Nikki" Luke (A&S '14), an environmental studies and economics major, has been awarded a Fulbright grant for 2014. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding US students who are committed to research and study in other countries.

Graduate Student Sarah Lavin Awarded 2014 PAEP Goddard Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals (PAEP) has awarded graduate student Sarah Lavin the 2014 PAEP Goddard Scholarship.

Study of Past Climate Change in Pacific Northwest Lakes May Presage Future Drought

Paper released in wake of United Nations’ 2014 report on climate change, which predicts worsening global warming

Pitt Among the "Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges in the U.S. and Canada"

The University of Pittsburgh is one of the "most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada" says The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges.

Graduate Student Nominated as CHANS-Net Fellow

Krissy Hopkins was selected by the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS-Net) as one of ten exceptional junior scholars studying coupled human natural systems.

Students Win GSA Grants

Four students from Dr. Mark Abbott's lab have received grant support from the Geological Society of America.

Graduate Student has Article Featured in Environmental Science and Technology

David Pompeani's (PhD candidate in Geology) article "Lake Sediments Record Prehistoric Lead Pollution Related to Early Copper Production in North America," is featured on the cover of this month's issue of Environmental Science and Technology.

Dr. Steven J. Schatzel (MS 1990; PhD 2001)

I am still working at NIOSH in the Pittsburgh area. In response to the tragic accidents occurring in the U.S. coal mining industry over the past couple of years, several changes to the way coal is mined are coming and more may follow...

Undergraduate Selected to Attend Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

Rylee Kercher a rising senior in the University of Pittsburgh's Environmental Studies program has been selected to attend the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

Graduate Student Wins AGU Travel Grant

Nicole Fontanella was selected to receive an American Geophysical Union (AGU) Student Travel Grant to attend the 2013 Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

Graduate Student Paper Published in Landscape Ecology

Graduate student Krissy Hopkins published her paper entitled, “Reconstruction of a century of landscape modification and hydrologic change in a small urban watershed in Pittsburgh, PA” in Landscape Ecology.

Lecturer Charlie Jones Wins Bellet Award

The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences has named Charles E. Jones, lecturer in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science a winner of one of the two 2014 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards.

Grad Expo 2014 – Geology and Planetary Science Winners

Three Geology and Planetary Science graduate students received Outstanding Presenter Awards ($100) at the 2014 Grad Expo: Janine Krippner, Sarah Lavin, and Erin Pfeil-McCullough