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Dr. Carmichael Earns UNC Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching
Apr 21, 2020

While the official announcement has not been posted yet, we wanted to be the first to congratulate our very own Dr. Sarah Carmichael on being selected...

2020-21 GES Award Winners Announced
Apr 17, 2020

2020-2021 GES Student Award Winners AnnouncedWe usually like to annouce our student awards in style: surrounded by friends, great food, proud speeches...

Schematic drawing of tidewater glacier cycle at Bering Glacier

Glacier sedimentation mediates glacier response to climate change - New publication by Dr Ellen Cowan
Apr 14, 2020

Dr Ellen Cowan's involvement in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) recently resulted in her first-author publication in Nature Comm...

Alumna Emily Blackburn '18 profiled by the College of Arts and Sciences
Apr 8, 2020

Emily Blackburn '18 has a "Then and Now" profile in the College of Arts and Sciences News.  Emily earned her BS in Geology in 2018 and is now wor...

Moon Rocks in the Optics Lab
Mar 27, 2020

Want to see and hold moon rocks from the Apollo missions without going to a museum?  You can if you major in geology! Every year, Dr. Sarah Carmi...

An artist's representation of the new tyrannosaur

GES alum Jared Voris ('16) discovers & names new tyrannosaur
Feb 17, 2020

Jared Voris, a Department alumnus ('16) and now University of Calgary PhD student, discovered and named a new genus and species of tyrannosaur. T...

Petroleum Experts Limited Donates MOVE Software License to the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Jan 8, 2020

We are pleased to announce the donation of the MOVE software package to the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences by Scotland-based Petr...

Cowan with Chancellor Everts and Provost Kruger

Dr Ellen Cowan honored with Chancellor's Award
Nov 12, 2019

Dr Ellen Cowan was the inaugural winner of the Chancellor's Award, which recognizes career-long research achievements. An Appalachian Today artic...

Dr. Steve Hageman

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Hageman, newly elected GSA Fellow!
Nov 6, 2019

Dr. Steve Hageman has recently been recognized as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, based on his research of fossil and modern bryozoans,...

Department, with faculty senate, pushes App to commit to climate-neutral practices
Nov 4, 2019

Faculty Senate unanimously passed a resolution pushing Appalachian administrators to commit to becoming a climate-neutral campus by 2035. GES professo...