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Alumni News | Bauer & Lam Interviewed about ‘Time Scavengers’ Website

From left, Jen Bauer and Adriane Lam (photo from Time Scavengers)

Ohio University alumni Jen Bauer and Adriane Lam were quoted in a story headlined “Time Scavengers and Science Literacy: 6 Tips for Creating Online Resources ” that appeared on The Bridge: Connecting Science and Policy. Both earned the M.S. in Geology from the College of Arts & Sciences, Bauer in 2014 […]

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October 16, 2018 at 7:25 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

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

Bali and López Investigate Impacts of Volcanic Ash on El Salvador Water Quality

Bali collects water samples from La Barra de Santiago marsh in El Salvador

Ohio University Geologists Dr. Dina López and Abioudun Emmanuel Ayo-Bali M.S. ’19 want to know why the fish population recovered—but not the macroinvertebrates—in water contaminated by a 2005 volcanic eruption in El Salvador. When the Santa Ana volcano erupted, emitting ash and gases in 2005, the ash fell preferentially to […]

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September 21, 2018 at 5:33 pmResearch

Geology Alumni Help with Annual Field Camp

OU alum Lorraine Manz, of the North Dakota Geological Survey, reviews her map high in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana.  Lorraine attended field camp with OU Field Camp Director Keith Milam in this very same area 21 years ago this past summer.

With the help of faculty, staff and alumni from the Geological Sciences Department, 19 geology students participated an engaging, field-based course, GEOL 4960 – Field Geology in the wilds of Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming this summer. In many ways, this exciting class was typical of previous years […]

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September 6, 2018 at 2:56 pmAlumni In Class 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

Perera and Stigall Publish Study Detailing Ecological Structure of Local Fossil-Rich Limestone

Nilmani Perera MS '17 examines the outcrop of the Ames Limestone on Witches Hill, Athens, Ohio

Generations of geology students at Ohio University have studied the Ames Limestone, the most fossiliferous rock layer in the Athens area, for class field trips and projects. This unit preserves skeletal remains of marine animals—corals, snails, brachiopods, trilobites, sharks— that inhabited a shallow sea that covered Athens about 300 million […]

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August 31, 2018 at 3:55 pmAlumni Research

Paleontologists Find New Snail Species with Evolutionary Speed

Two new species of Lanistes from the Nsungwe Formation

Snails may be physically rather slow, but the six new species identified by Ohio University researchers put on plenty of evolutionary speed when they had to. Ohio University paleontologists analyzing snail fossils from 24 to 26 million years ago have identified six new species—and published the first documentation of rapid […]

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August 31, 2018 at 3:39 pmAlumni News Research