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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

Prospective Students: Graduate Scholarship Opportunities for Fall 2016!!!

Lindahl Ph.D. and M.S. Scholarships: The University of Alabama, Department of Geological Sciences seeks highly qualified Ph.D. and M.S. students with specializations in topics that complement faculty research interests. Exceptional Ph.D. students will receive Research or Teaching Assistantships and a Lindahl Scholarship totaling $22,000 for a nine month appointment. The University of Alabama covers the

Radiogenic Isotope Geologist Position Open

University of Alabama, Radiogenic Isotope Geologist   The Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2016. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related discipline at the time of appointment. We seek a candidate whose research focuses on development

Stable isotope research featured in Forbes

A publication co-authored by Dr. Fred Andrus was the subject of a piece in Forbes. The paper, published in Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports, describes experiments focused on how ancient beer consumption may have influenced the bone chemistry of prehistoric Andean people. Chicha, a traditional corn (maize) beer, is made in a way that alters

UA GeoAPT laboratory launches new website

The UA GeoAPT laboratory has launched today its new website: http://uageoapt.ua.edu The UA GeoAPT laboratory seeks to develop the atom probe tomography (APT) technique for improving the geochemical characterization of minerals, within a multidisciplinary research framework. Currently, the UA GeoAPT laboratory is actively engaged in APT characterization of geological standards, development of new geological APT

Natasha Dimova co-authored PNAS paper

Dr. Adina Paytan, a research scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, led a team of researchers, including Dr. Natasha Dimova, a UA assistant professor of Geological Sciences, to study methane emissions at Toolik Lake, Alaska. The group’s findings, published March 9 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), show that groundwater

Kim Genareau’s volcano lightning research in the news

Dr. Kim Genareau’s recent paper in Geology is highlighted in several news articles such as, Science,  Science News, KQED, and Science Daily. Her research describes how extreme heating of airborne ash by lightning can create tiny glass spheres as seen below.  Such spheres were documented in deposits from the recent eruption’s of Mount Redoubt in Alaska and Eyjafjallajökull in

Lindahl MS and Ph.D. Scholarships Available Now

Lindahl Ph.D. and M.S. Scholarships: The University of Alabama, Department of Geological Sciences (DGS) seeks highly qualified Ph.D. and M.S. students with specializations in topics that complement faculty research interests. Exceptional Ph.D. students will receive Research or Teaching Assistantships and a Lindahl Scholarship totaling $22,500 for a nine month appointment. The University of Alabama covers

Samantha Hansen honored by Alabama State Legistlature

The Alabama Legislature passed a Resolution on July 23, 2014, honoring Dr. Samantha Hansen for her Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE). The Resolution, by Tuscaloosa representative John Merrill, notes that Dr. Hansen was “one of approximately 100 scientists and engineers honored in ceremonies at the White House in April 2014 for their innovative research and