Department of Geological Sciences

UA Delegation Travels to Greece

From the June 2014 Desktop News | When someone is truly confused by something, they might say “It’s all Greek to me,” but The University of Alabama Greece Initiative is just the opposite; it’s all about furthering understanding and collaboration between UA and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. A group of faculty members from the University recently […]

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From UA to Antarctica to the White House

From the 2014 Celebrating Excellence | Dr. Samantha Hansen spent Thanksgiving 2013 – and several weeks on either side of it – shoveling snow in Antarctica, and she’s likely to spend the next two Thanksgivings doing the same. But shoveling snow in more than 30-degrees-below freezing temperatures is the beginning of her labors. She now […]

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Oil and Gas Conference Announced

The Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies at The University of Alabama and the Geological Survey of Alabama announce a joint research conference, to be held on the UA campus April 29, 2014. The conference, titled “Critical Factors for Future Oil and Gas Development in Alabama: Resources Availability and Accessibility, Application of Existing and New Technologies, […]

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White House Honors UA Geology Professor

From the February 2014 Desktop News | President Barack Obama recently announced that he will award Dr. Samantha Hansen, assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, a Presidential Early Career Award. The Presidential Early Career Award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early […]

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Mancini Earns Top Geology Award

Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, professor emeritus in the Department of Geological Sciences and retired UA Distinguished Research Professor, was named the 2014 recipient of the Sidney Powers Memorial Award by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The association will recognize Mancini at the opening session of the April 2014 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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