News

Congratulations students!

Congratulation to Souvik Bhattacharjee, Raleigh Koeberle, Lauren Parker, and Leah Travis Taylor on earning a 2018 Research Grant from the Geological Society of America. Great job!!

Ph.D. Student Christine Bassett’s research profiled in the Wenner Gren Foundation’s Sapiens

Sapiens, a publication of the Wenner Gren Foundation, wrote a profile on Ph.D. student Christine Bassett’s ongoing research into paleoclimate records in Unalaska, part of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Her research combines analyzing sclerochronological and geochemical records of past marine climate with archaeological data pertaining to human adaptation to climate and environmental conditions.

Delores Robinson elected Fellow in Geological Society of America

Professor Delores Robinson was recently elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA).  Her important contributions to understanding the Himalayas, among many other investigations, makes this honor richly deserved. She joins 8 other current and emeritus faculty in Alabama’s Department of Geological Sciences who are GSA Fellows.

Dr. Becky Minzoni’s Antarctic glacier research profiled

Dr. Becky Minzoni is part of an international team that was recently funded to investigate glacial dynamics and related paleoclimate records in Antarctica. The project was recently awarded funding by the U.K.’s Natural Environment Research Council and the U.S. National Science Foundation.  Read more about it here on Alabama’s News Center.

Profile of new book edited by Dr. Ibrahim Çemen

The University of Alabama published a piece on a recent book edited by Dr. Ibrahim Çemen. Read it here.  The book, Neotectonics and Earthquake Potential of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, was published by Wiley and the American Geophysical Union and represents a compilation of many different teams addressing issues related to this dynamic area, including a

Dr. Robinson and her research in the news

Take time and check out the last news about Dr. Delores Robinson’s research on oil and gas exploration in northeast Pakistan: https://www.ua.edu/news/2018/01/partnership-brings-ua-pakistan-researchers-together/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News%20-%20Faculty%20and%20Staff

Attention Prospective Graduate Students for Fall 2018!

Note that, although graduate application review at DGS begins January 15 for TA/RA support, applications will be considered after this date. Self-funded, scholarship/fellowship, and International Applications must be completed by March 15.

Greg Gushurst (MS student) receives ExxonMobil Fellowship

Greg Gushurst, MS student who works with Dr. Mahatsente, was recently accepted into a geophysics short course at ExxonMobil’s Houston campus in Texas. This opportunity was made available after he was selected from a previous ExxonMobil short course he attended in Georgia where he was tasked with evaluating the hydrocarbon potential of a reservoir. This next

Christine Bassett wins the 3MT finals!

The Department of Geological Sciences stole two of the trophies at the Three Minute Thesis Finals last evening (November 13th)! Christine Bassett brought the gold home and Kaydee West was placed 4th. Way to go, GEO-girls! You can see Christine’s presentation here.