Tag: geology


Two Professors Earn Fulbrights for International Research

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Two University of Alabama professors will pursue work and research through the U.S. Fulbright Scholars Program in 2017 and 2018. Dr. Samantha Hansen, associate professor of geological sciences, will be in Greece for the fall semester, working at the National Observatory of Athens. She will combine seismic data from a countrywide seismograph network with her tomographic imaging technique—producing images through a ground-penetrating wave—to develop models for the Hellenic Subduction Zone. The Hellenic Subduction Zone is […]

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A&S in the News: July 9-15, 2017

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program COLLEGE NEWS: July 9: Tuscaloosa News – July 9 Seventeen college students from a variety of academic programs participated in the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in chemistry at The University of Alabama in 2017. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. The NSF has supported the REU program in the UA department of chemistry for 31 years, providing 371 students, mainly from primarily undergraduate institutions in the Southeast, a 10-week summer research […]

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A&S in the News: May 31–June 10, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Excellence in Education: Meridian Star (Mississippi) – May 30 Joshua Campbell of Bailey, Miss., has been inducted into the University of Alabama’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. UA recently inducted 43 College of Arts and Sciences students into its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. SummerTide SummerTide returns to Gulf Shores for 14th Season (Live Interview): WPMI-NBC (Mobile) – May 30 The University of Alabama’s professional summer theater, SummerTide, is returning to Gulf Shores for its 14th season with […]

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Cause of Alabama Quakes Remains Unexplained

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Since November 2014, 15 earthquakes have occurred in Alabama’s Greene County, located just southwest of Tuscaloosa County. This outbreak of seismic activity has local geologists stumped, with no clear cause in sight. The Geological Survey of Alabama has released a news report with the latest information on the earthquakes, informing the public that these earthquakes have not been powerful, topping out at a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale. “None of them […]

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Waste Management Partners with UA

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | Chemical Waste Management-Emelle has donated lab equipment valued at approximately $40,000 to The University of Alabama’s Department of Geological Sciences. The instrument, an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer, will be used in research projects to analyze the major, minor and trace element composition of liquids. “The instrument will be used to produce analytical data needed for faculty and student research projects for many years to come,” said Dr. Rona J. […]

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Award-Winning Geologist Recognized by State Legislature

From the September 2014 edition of Desktop News | Dr. Samantha Hansen, assistant professor in the department of geological sciences, was recently honored by a resolution in the Alabama House of Representatives that recognized her accomplishments in winning a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House earlier this year. Hansen received the PECASE award from President Obama during a reception at the White House in April. “Commendations and congratulations are herein conveyed to Dr. Samantha Hansen […]

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Groundbreaking Groundwater Research

From the August 2014 Desktop News | Dr. Chunmiao Zheng never imagined that his alma mater would name him a distinguished alumnus nearly 30 years after he received his doctorate, yet he received such an honor this year. Zheng, the George Lindahl III Endowed Professor of Hydrology in the Department of Geological Sciences, received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his alma mater, for a highly original and influential textbook and software that have transformed the […]

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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, Environmentally Responsive Methodologies, and Economic Feasibility,” will be held in room 1000 of the Bevill Building. Scheduled speakers include Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, UA Provost […]

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Greek Geologist to Discuss Volcanic Activity

Dr. Spyros Pavlides, geologist and dean of the Faculty of Sciences at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, will present a lecture on geodynamic characteristics and volcanic activity in the southern Aegean Sea as part of a weeklong visit to The University of Alabama. The lecture, “The Southern Aegean Volcanic Arc, The Volcano of Santorini and the Minoan Civilization,” will take place March 21 at 3 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall. It is free and open to the public. […]

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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 stages of their independent research careers. Hansen is being recognized by the President for a $715,000 CAREER grant she received in 2012 from the National […]

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