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Damian Nance Deduced Cycle of Supercontinents, and Focused on Finding the Evidence

Damian with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México colleague Duncan Keppie explaining the Acatlán Complex on an International Geoscience Programme fieldtrip in southern Mexico in 2012.Geologic Community Honors Damian Nance When Distinguished Professor Emeritus Damian Nance took early retirement from the Ohio University Geological Sciences Department in 2018—after 38 years at Ohio University and an academic career spanning 44 years, colleagues from all over the world came together to mark the occasion and pay tribute […]

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Posted on 02/22/2021

Geological Sciences Celebrates Dr. Dina López on her Retirement

Dr. Dina López, portraitDr. Dina López, Professor Emerita of Geological Sciences, retired in December 2020 after nearly 26 years of service at Ohio University. Her contributions to the university and global community are many. “Dina is a wonderful, supportive, and energetic colleague who has worked tirelessly to improve many facets of our institution, […]

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Posted on 02/17/2021

2 A&S Faculty Get Baker Fund Awards for Research

Nicholas Allan, portraitFrom Ohio University News The John C. Baker Fund awarded $34,426 to three faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2020, with two of the faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences. Endowed in 1961 by a gift of more than $612,000 from 1926 College […]

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Posted on 01/25/2021

Stigall Elected to Subcommission for Ordovician Stratigraphy

Alycia Stigall, portraitDr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences, was elected to serve as a voting member of the Subcommisson on Ordovician Stratigraphy (SOS) for 2020-2024.  The subcommission is part of the International Commission on Stratigraphy an international body of geoscientists tasked with “setting global standards for the fundamental scale for expressing […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Nance Discusses Existence of Supercontinent Pannotia with Yale News

Damian Nance, portraitYale News covers the debate about the existence of supercontinent Pannotia, posited by R. Damian Nance, in an article headlined Pannotia: A supercontinent on trial. Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geology at Ohio University, is now a visiting fellow at Yale. In separate articles published recently by The Geological Society […]

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Posted on 11/30/2020

Deep Time Maps: 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund Grant Provides Access to Earth’s History

Plate positions at the end of the Cretaceous Period, the time of the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences, was awarded the 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund to support the acquisition of three series of paleogeographic maps produced produced by Dr. Ron Blakey and distributed through Deep Time Maps. Through this purchase the full set of global, North American, and […]

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Posted on 11/30/2020

Alumni News | Shanmugam Publishes Book, Wins Award for Research Contributions

Ganapathy Shanmugam, portraitOhio University alumnus Dr. Ganapathy Shanmugam, an expert on mass transportation and gravity flows within marine basins, recently published a book explaining the impact of these topics to sedimentology and oceanography. Shanmugam, who earned an M.S. in Geology in 1972, is currently an adjunct professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences […]

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Posted on 11/30/2020

Geology Graduate Students, Faculty Participate in Annual Geological Society of American Meeting

The Geological Society of America annual meeting is one of the largest scientific gatherings of geologists each year, and the Ohio University Geological Sciences Department historically sends a large contingent of students and faculty to showcase their research. This year the GSA meeting is online from Oct. 26-30, but departmental […]

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Posted on 10/27/2020

Election 2020 | How Climate Change, Health Care Intertwine

 Professors Geoff Dabelko, Daniel Skinner, and Dina López discuss how climate change and health care intertwine, and how are they reflected in the candidates’ policies in the United States in Ohio University’s Ask the Experts Election 2020 series. Dabelko is professor of environmental studies in the Voinovich School of […]

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Posted on 10/22/2020

Chair’s Message | ‘Geologists are Natural Problem Solvers’

selfie of Alycia Stigall with the OsloFjord in the backgroundHello Alumni and Friends, Fall is in the air here in Athens, but this is a fall like none before. 2020 has certainly been an interesting year in the Geological Sciences Department, but geologists are natural problem solvers, and we are always ready for a challenge. Retirements and New Programs: […]

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Posted on 10/20/2020