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Dr. Julia Cartwright’s New NASA Grant Research Profiled

Dr. Julia Cartwright’s research being conducted under a recent NASA grant is profiled in the UA News article, “UA Research Looks to Asteroid Belt for Clues on Early Solar System.” The project is focused on analyzing the geochemistry of meteorites to better understand the origin of the solar system, particularly an event known as the

Ph.D. candidate Christine Bassett selected for a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship

Christine Bassett was announced as a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss fellowship finalist. She will travel to Washington DC in October to be paired with a participating agency. Once paired, she will work with that agency for one year, starting in early 2020, applying science toward public policy.  These are highly competitive fellowships, with only a

Ph.D. candidate Christine Bassett chosen as one of AGU’s Voices for Science

Christine Bassett, a Ph.D. candidate in paleoclimatology, was selected as one of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Voices for Science. She is one of 35 scientists selected from a competitive nationwide pool as part of the 2019 class. She will travel for training to Washington DC, then assist AGU in communicating science to the general

We remember Tom Joiner

We are sad to report the passing of Mr. Tom Joiner, distinguished alumnus, former Alabama State Geologist, businessman, and philanthropist. He was a long-time supporter of the University and Department of Geological Sciences, and has been inducted into our Founders and Donors Walls of Distinction. He was a founding member of the Geological Sciences Advisory

National Geographic, Rolling Stone and PRI profile Alabama geoscientists on Antarctic research cruise

Assistant Professor Becky Minzoni and Ph.D. student Victoria Fitzgerald are currently on a research vessel off Antarctica studying the Thwaites Glacier. This is an international effort, with team members from multiple institutions. One of the leaders is Alabama alumnus Dr. Julia Wellner (MS 1995). You can follow the team efforts via blog posts here. Because

We remember Dr. Gary Hooks

Legendary geologist, teacher, and mentor, Dr. Gary Hooks, passed away at the age of 91. He profoundly influenced generations of students and served the University of Alabama since being hired in 1954. He was Department Chair for many years, led countless field experiences, and taught classes until 2013. Thousands of students will remember him for