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The Cincinnati Enquirer quoted Dr. Gregory Springer, Associate Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences at Ohio University,in a story headlined “‘It’s like someone put a bomb in your yard.’ Landslides in Greater Cincinnati are bad. And they’ll probably get worse.” As the earth warms, it means the atmosphere can hold […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 07

Dr Damian Nance, widely renowned for his supercontinent cycle research, was awarded the Atlantic Geoscience Societys 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award, the Gesner Medal, at the society’s annual banquet Feb. 9. Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. The Gesner Medal is presented to a person who has, […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Feb 15

A small group of Ohio University students under the direction of Dr. Keith Milam, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, visited eastern Kentucky in search of samples from the Earths mantle in October. As a part of Thomas Johns‘ Honors Tutorial College geology tutorial project, Johns, Milam, and graduate student Logan […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jan 04

Ohio 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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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Dec 06

The Logan Daily News reports that Logan Hill School senior Jerry June of Gore, Ohio, earned the Eagle Scout award and plans to enroll at Ohio University and study geology. The newspaper describes his Eagle Scout project: Being that he has a high interest in history, June decided to restore […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 19

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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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 31

Dr. Dawn Ruth recently joined the faculty of Geological Sciences at Ohio University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Ruth’s work focuses on decipheringmagmatic processes before volcanic eruptions. Ruth applies the same enthusiasm to her research and her classroom. She is teaching GEOL 1010: How the Earth Works and GEOL 3120: […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 26

Contamination of the Maumee River due to agricultural activities is a significant problem for the water resources at Lake Erie and cities like Toledo, Ohio. Specifically, harmful algae blooms are a subject of growing concern and study. Aided by fertilizer runoff, harmful algae blooms can grow rapidly and cover vast […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 22

Ohio 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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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 16

On the first day of September, in a field of ancient Celtic barrows on the wind-swept north coast of Arthurian Cornwall, Dr. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences, was named a Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow, which loosely translates as the “throne” or “high seat” of the Celtic […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Sep 21

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