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Known for Supercontinent Cycle, Nance Receives Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. R. Damian Nance

Dr Damian Nance, widely renowned for his supercontinent cycle research, was awarded the Atlantic Geoscience Society’s 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award, the Gesner Medal, at the society’s annual banquet Feb. 9. Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. The Gesner Medal is presented to “a person who has, […]

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February 15, 2019 at 2:44 pmNews Research

Geology Alumni Symposium | Megatrends in the Geosciences, March 29, 30

Dave Applegate

The Department of Geological Sciences and the Geological Sciences Alumni Advisory Board present a symposium discussing “Megatrends in Geosciences” on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. The 2019 Geological Sciences Alumni Symposium is March 29-30, 2019, on the Athens Campus. Registration is free and open to all alumni and […]

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February 2, 2019 at 9:15 amAlumni Events

Nance Receives Celtic ‘Knighthood,’ Named Bard of Gorsedh Kernow

Nance is welcomed into the College of Bards and given his bardic name by the Grand Bard of Cornwall “Yn lowen ni a’th tegemmer Karrek yn mysk Berdh Gorsedh Kernow” (We gladly admit you, Karrek, among the Bards of the Cornish Gorsedh)

On the first day of September, in a field of ancient Celtic barrows on the wind-swept north coast of Arthurian Cornwall, Dr. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences, was named a Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow, which loosely translates as the “throne” or “high seat” of the Celtic […]

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September 21, 2018 at 6:01 pmFaculty in the News In the News News

Nance to Give ‘New’ Supercontinent Keynotes on Three Continents

R. Damian Nance

Dr. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, has been invited to give keynotes at major meetings on three continents about an article in which he provides evidence for the existence of Pannotia, a supercontinent predating Pangea by 300 million years. The article garnered widespread interest both here […]

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August 31, 2018 at 4:04 pmResearch

Nance: ‘All Hell Breaking Loose on Earth’ Indicates Another Supercontinent 600 Million Years Ago

Dr. Damian Nance

Does Earth have another supercontinent hidden in its geologic history—about 600 million years ago? “It looks like all hell was breaking loose on Earth, and my guess is that Pannotia is at the center of all these weird and wonderful things that were happening at that time,” says Dr. R. Damian Nance, Distinguished […]

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August 9, 2018 at 8:31 amFaculty in the News In the News Research

Nance Identifies Hidden Clues to Ancient Supercontinents, Confirms Pannotia

Dr. Damian Nance

Ohio University geologist Dr. Damian Nance identifies evidence for Pannotia, a supercontinent predating Pangea, by examining the patterns of worldwide mountain building and rifting as the Earth’s land masses collide and break up, along with accompanying destruction and creation of climates and habitats in the wake of those tectonic changes. […]

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March 30, 2018 at 3:02 pmResearch

Paper Covers Nance on Cornish Influence on North Carolina Mining

Dr. R. Damian Nance

Dr. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences, gave an hour-long presentation in Salisbury, NC, in early November that made the Salisbury Post in a story headlined ‘Cornish Cousins’ follow their rich mining heritage to Rowan, Cabarrus counties. Nance, a native of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, had been invited […]

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November 7, 2017 at 3:00 pmFaculty in the News In the News