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Notable Alumni | Eric Bikis Knows How Water Works—for the Future & in the Past

Eric Bikis, portrait— Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Eric Bikis ’76 Mathematics, ’78 M.S. Geology Eric Bikis started in petroleum but then gravitated […]

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Posted on 10/19/2019

OHIO Geologists Share Their Science at GSA Annual Meeting

Six students and three faculty from the Geological Sciences Department traveled to Phoenix, AZ, to share and learn about the latest developments in geochemistry, geomorphology, paleontology, and gender dynamics in geology at the Geological Society of America annual meeting Sept. 21-25. Current department members presented five oral presentations (two of […]

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Posted on 10/07/2019

Geology Colloquium | Glacial and Karst Mapping in Ohio, March 22

Douglas Aden , portrait outdoorsThe Geological Sciences Colloquium Series presents Doug Aden, B.S. ’08, M.S. ’10, discussing “Glacial and Karst Mapping in Ohio – Matching the Borders and Finding the Holes” on Friday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in Clippinger 205. Aden is a mapping geologist at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division […]

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Posted on 03/01/2019

Geology Alumni Symposium | Megatrends in the Geosciences, March 29, 30

Dave Applegate, portraitThe Department of Geological Sciences and the Geological Sciences Alumni Advisory Board present a symposium discussing “Megatrends in Geosciences” on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. The 2019 Geological Sciences Alumni Symposium is March 29-30, 2019, on the Athens Campus. Registration is free and open to all alumni and […]

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Posted on 02/02/2019

Alumni News | Lam Tells Nature that Stigall Helped Her Grow as Scientist

Adriane Lam, portraitOhio University alum Adriane Lam (M.S. 2015) was profiled this week in Nature in a story headlined “Meet the supervisors who helped to shape four scientists’ careers.” Lam, who is now a Ph.D. candidate in geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, discussed the positive impact of the advising she […]

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Posted on 12/06/2018

Alumni News | Baylor Mourns Passing of Professor Harold Beaver ’49

Harold Beaver, portraitBaylor University announced the passing of Ohio University alumnus Dr. Harold Beaver in a story headlined “Baylor Mourns Passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Chair of Geology.” Beaver earned a B.S. in Geology from the College of Arts & Science at OHIO in 1949. WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2018) – Baylor […]

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Posted on 11/02/2018

Alumni, Faculty Publish on Six New Invertebrate Species in Tanzania

a snapshot of Ranjeev Epa, a man with dark skin, dark hair, a dark full beard wearing glasses and who is wearing a dark blue sweater and blue jeans stands behind a collection of small fossils displayed on a table in front of him. The background is a research lab with cream cabinets and glass shelves on the wall.Ohio University faculty and alumni published an article about the discovery of six new species of invertebrates found during a paleontological exploration of rift deposits in southwestern Tanzania. After analyzing invertebrate fossils that were alive 24 to 26 million years ago in the Rukwa Rift Basin, OHIO paleontologists published the […]

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Posted on 10/31/2018

Alumni News | Bauer & Lam Interviewed about ‘Time Scavengers’ Website

From left, Jen Bauer and Adriane Lam, sitting among flowersOhio University alumni Jen Bauer and Adriane Lam were quoted in a story headlined “Time Scavengers and Science Literacy: 6 Tips for Creating Online Resources ” that appeared on The Bridge: Connecting Science and Policy. Both earned the M.S. in Geology from the College of Arts & Sciences, Bauer in 2014 […]

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Posted on 10/16/2018

Geology Alumni Help with Annual Field Camp

a dark haired woman wearing glasses and a green ballcap with a dark red jacket and khaki pants sits in a field of scrub grass reviewing a map folded in her lap. The background is a mixture of hills and valleys of Montana.With the help of faculty, staff and alumni from the Geological Sciences Department, 19 geology students participated an engaging, field-based course, GEOL 4960 – Field Geology in the wilds of Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming this summer. In many ways, this exciting class was typical of previous years […]

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Posted on 09/06/2018

Perera and Stigall Publish Study Detailing Ecological Structure of Local Fossil-Rich Limestone

a snapshot of a female with dark hair and glasses with dark skin wearing a red tank top and jeans examines a large rock against a backdrop of a lush green forestGenerations of geology students at Ohio University have studied the Ames Limestone, the most fossiliferous rock layer in the Athens area, for class field trips and projects. This unit preserves skeletal remains of marine animals—corals, snails, brachiopods, trilobites, sharks— that inhabited a shallow sea that covered Athens about 300 million […]

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Posted on 08/31/2018