Department of Geological Sciences

Truly Interdisciplinary

Academicians often emphasize the remarkable results following interdisciplinary research and teaching. Dr. Fred Andrus’s career is a textbook example of how that integration of knowledge from different disciplines can lead to exciting discoveries. Andrus, a professor of geological sciences and chair of the College’s Department of Geological Sciences, is noted for his research in the… Read more »

Zheng Receives Two Hydrogeology Awards

From the August 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Chunmiao Zheng, the George Lindahl III Endowed Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, has been named the 2013 recipient of the O.E. Meinzer Awardby the Geological Society of America. The O. E. Meinzer award is given annually to the author of a published paper of distinction that has… Read more »

Technology Allows Public to Explore Earth

Geological Sciences Partners with Museum of Natural History on Earth Science Display From the June 2013 Desktop News | Students and visitors to UA’s Museum of Natural History will now have vast earth science and geology information at their fingertips in a new permanent display, thanks to a joint effort between the Department of Geological Sciences and… Read more »

Event Showcases Faculty Research

Researchers, Scholars Will Present Work at April 23 Conference  College of Arts and Sciences faculty will present their work on a variety of research and scholarly topics at the College of Arts and Sciences 2013 Academies Conference, Tuesday, April 23, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Birmingham Room of the Bryant Conference Center, 40 Paul… Read more »

Clam Shells Tell Ancient Story

Geologist Researches Climate-Induced Downfall of Advanced Civilization From the April 2013 Desktop News | Analyses of clam shells used in ancient funeral ceremonies offer additional evidence as to how climate change may have contributed to the gradual collapse of an early South American civilization, according to Dr. Fred Andrus, an associate professor in the Department of Geological Sciences…. Read more »

Semmes Foundation Gives $100K to Geological Sciences Endowed Scholarship

The Semmes Foundation of San Antonio, Texas, has donated $100,000 to the Douglas Epps Jones–Geological Sciences Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is intended to benefit students studying in the College’s Department of Geological Sciences. The Geological Sciences Advisory Board is a group of distinguished alumni and friends who play an active role in the… Read more »

Geological Sciences Professor Wins NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Samantha Hansen, an assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, was awarded a $715,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to study a new approach to investigating the seismic velocity structure beneath Antarctica. These awards are NSF’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists beginning their careers. Hansen, who joined the College’s… Read more »