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Please congratulate Carmen Atkins for receiving the SREB Fellowship

Carmen will use this funding to support her Ph.D. research which focuses on regional-scale strain partitioning along the Ouachita fold and thrust belt-Arkoma foreland basin transition zone located in Oklahoma and Arkansas. This is the first SREB Fellowship received by a graduate student of our department!

Dr. Nick Tew receives the AGI’s Ian Campbell Medal at GSA

Dr. Nick Tew is the 2016 recipient of the America Geosciences Institute (AGI) Ian Campbell Medal. The award is given in recognition “of singular performance in and contribution to the profession of geology. Candidates are measured against the distinguished career of Ian Campbell, whose service to the profession touched virtually every facet of the geosciences.”

Grad Students Win EPA’s P3 Competition Award

Congratulations to Peng Shang (PhD student) and Zachary Stephens (undergraduate student) for being part of a winning team receiving the EPA’s P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) competition award. They will receive $15k working on a project improving rural water quality, and in April, 2017, they will travel to DC presenting their findings at the

Emeritus Professors Ernie Mancini and Rick Groshong awarded at AAPG meeting in Calgary

The American Geosciences Institute presented Ernie Mancini the Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal at the recent AAPG meeting in Calgary Canada. This award honors geologists who have made lasting accomplishments to the field with historic value.  At the same meeting, Rick Groshong  was presented with both the Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division Best Seminal Paper Award and

Dr. Genareau Wins NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Kim Genareau was awarded the highly prestigious NSF CAREER award to continue her exciting investigation on the effect of lightning on volcanic ash. NSF gives these awards “…in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. Such

GEO 103 Introduction to Oceanography: New Class in Fall 2016

Dr. Dimova is offering a new undergraduate class, Geo 103 Introduction to Oceanography (CRN#50655), in fall 2016. This is a combines lectures/labs natural sciences class for 4 credits.This course is an introductory study of the Earth Ocean system, including: processes shaping the ocean floor and coastlines; basic physical and chemical properties of the seawater; ocean

Dr. Yuehan Lu published a new paper in PLOS ONE

Yuehan Lu is the leading author of a recently published new paper in PLOS ONE, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0145639. Lu and colleagues used a powerful, ultra-high resolution technique (Electrospray Ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry) to reveal complexity and diversity of natural dissolved organic matter molecules, as well as to understand how human activities alter the

Dr. Yuehan Lu receives the 2016 AWRR grant

Dr. Yuehan Lu in collaboration with faculty members Drs. Eben N. Broadbent and Angelica Almeyda Zambrano (Department of Geography) received a grant from the Alabama Water Resources Research Institute (AWRR) for a project incorporating remote sensing to determine the source and amount of inorganic and organic nutrients exported from agricultural watersheds. Previous AWRR recipients from

Dr. Mahatsente published new work

A new publication in Lithosphere(2015),7(5):503 by Mahatsente et al. is revisiting the problem of the relative importance and contribution of the ridge-push force (RPF) in assisting plate motion and controlling the intraplate stress field and addressing the question of whether the RPF can be transmitted in an oceanic plate or is dissipated in a form

1st Atom Probe Tomography Workshop for Earth Sciences, January 29-30, 2016

Announcing the 1st Atom Probe Tomography Workshop for Earth Sciences at the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama Dates: Two day workshop on Friday and Saturday, 29 – 30 January, 2016. Location: The workshop will be held at The University of Alabama Campus, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Sponsor: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of