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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

Geological Sciences 2021 Alumni Symposium, April 16, 17

Ohio University geological sciences students pose for a photo during a field geology course in the summer of 2019.Geological Sciences alumni are invited to attend the virtual Geological Sciences 2021 Alumni Symposium—Geosciences: Providing Opportunities During Changing Times—to connect with fellow alumni, interact with students and faculty, and attend informal talks and discussions on April 16 and 17. Register to get the Zoom links. If you have any questions, […]

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Posted on 03/02/2021

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

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

Alumni News | Jamie Robinson Named Adviser for Griffon Gold Project

Fremont Gold Ltd. appointed Ohio University alumnus Jamie Robinson as a technical adviser for the Griffon gold project, located at the southern end of the Cortez Trend, Nevada, according to a news release. Robinson earned a B.S. in Geology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in […]

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Posted on 03/28/2020

Alumni News | Roederer Secures Geosteering Software for Geology Students

Dawna Roederer, portraitOhio Today writes about alumna Dawna Roederer, BS ’09, who secured a gift in-kind of ROGII Inc.’s StarSteer software for Ohio University Geological Sciences students to use. Roederer earned a B.S. in Geological Sciences from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. Read the story at Ohio Today. Connect […]

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Posted on 03/05/2020

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