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Geological Sciences Alumni Symposium Connects Alumni, Students and Faculty in Online Forum

Teams screen shotThe Geological Sciences Alumni Advisory Board hosts a symposium every other spring to reconnect alumni with the department and build an ever-expanding network with current students and support their career development. This year the goals were the same, but the forum moved online. “We are so very grateful for the […]

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Posted on 05/04/2021

Class of 2021 | Ceara Purcell Digs into Brachiopods, Environmental Change

Ceara Purcell, working in the fieldCeara Purcell dug deep at Ohio University, and not just for her research material, which lay buried in the stratifications of Earth’s history. She also explored the philosophical and intellectual depths of what it means to be a scientist, “the difference between memorizing rules and regurgitating facts and truly internalizing […]

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Posted on 04/30/2021

Class of 2021 | Abigail Gentry Finds Herself at Home at OHIO, and With Her Future

Abigail Gentry, portraitAbigail Gentry’s journey at Ohio University wasn’t a lightning bolt of enlightenment; it was a gradual dawning that she was ready for whatever the future brings. “I think the hardest ‘hill’ I had to climb here at OU was figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. I […]

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Posted on 04/19/2021

Alumni News | Casey O’Brien Joins Geological Sciences Alumni Advisory Board

Casey O’Brien, portraitOhio University alumna Casey O’Brien ’14 has joined the Geological Sciences Alumni Board. She earned a B.S. Geology ’14 from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO, followed by an M.S. Geology  in 2016 at the University of Texas at Austin. “I grew up in Stark County, Ohio, about […]

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Posted on 04/12/2021

Stigall Discusses Gender in Geology in ‘Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology’

selfie of Alycia Stigall with the OsloFjord in the background Dr. Alycia Stigall is among women geologists—from the early trailblazers to today’s prominent scientists—featured in a new Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology exhibit at the Museum of the Earth, which includes a focus on gendered issues within the field of geology. Stigall is professor and chair of […]

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Posted on 04/02/2021

Work by Three Retired Geology Professors Cited in News Stories

Work by three retired Geology Department faculty was recently cited in news stories about their research: David Kidder, Damian Nance and Thomas Worsley. A geoscience magazine (GEOExPro) write about The Supercontinent Cycle: Patterns and Impacts: …This line of thinking was taken up by Thomas Worsley of Ohio University at Athens […]

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Posted on 03/26/2021

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