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Geology alum Darcy R. VanDervort ’12 and Dr. Dina López, Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences, co-authored an article  in the April 2014 issue of MEDICC Review, which focused on chronic kidney disease in agricultural communities. VanDervort, who doubled majored, did undergraduate research with López. She earned a B.S.in Environmental […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news Jun 24

The Geological Sciences Department was awarded a grant for a new microscope lab from the 1804 Fund for Undergraduate Learning. The grant will allow the department to move the existing lab to a larger classroom, increase the number of workstations, and acquire new reflected light microscopes. The larger lab is […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news Jun 17

  Audrey A. Blakeman, a Geological Sciences graduate student at the Ohio University, presented a poster May 2014 at the Joint Rocky Mountain/Cordilleran Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Her poster, co-authored by her adviser, Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, Professor of Geological Sciences, was on “Carbonate Lake Deposits in the […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news Jun 10

  Ohio University Geological Sciences researchers presented May 2014 at the Joint Rocky Mountain/Cordilleran Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America. They are part of an international team working in the Chemehuevi Mountains in Southeast California. See their work on Tumblr. Oxygen Isotope Constraints on the Early Slip History of […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news Jun 10

In her youth, Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences, made do with A Golden Guide to Fossils, but she hopes that today’s amateur fossil collectors and researchers will have at their disposal a more comprehensive guide. That’s why she and her colleagues are creating an online database—the Digital Atlas […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news May 12

Third in a series on macro-evolution. In this article, Dr. Alycia Stigall discusses the fossil record of species biodiversity—and why it might be more important to protect “intermediate” species like the Arctic Fox than “specialist” species like the Polar Bear. By Sara LaJeunesse From Perspectives Billions lie dead on the […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news May 12

Gondwana. Rodinia. Nuna. Kenorland. Vaalbara. They sound like other worlds. They likely represent the past of this world. The introduction of plate tectonics 45 years ago was one of the scientific revelations of the 20th century. German meteorologist Alfred Wegener is given credit for hypothesizing in 1912 that today’s continents […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news Mar 26

The Earth’s climate has gone from Greenhouse to Hothouse more than dozen times this eon. Each time, researchers say, magma brought the heat. Dr. David L. Kidder is helping to characterize the Hothouse planetary state by studying times when the Earth’s deep-level plumbing system sent large volumes of magma to […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news Mar 26

Dr. R. Damian Nance’s article “The supercontinent cycle: A retrospective essay” was named one of 25 papers in a virtual special issues celebrating the 25-year history of Gondwana Research. Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. Gondwana Research is an international journal aimed to promote high quality […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news Mar 20

By Jennifer Bowie Ohio University alumnus A. Allen Middleman has established a new scholarship to support Geological Sciences students. Middleman, who earned his master’s of science in geology from OHIO in 1976, has committed more than $100,000 to The Ohio University Foundation to create the Travis C. Middleman Scholarship. “I […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » Geological Sciences news Jan 10

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