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Geologists Visit the Earth’s Mantle via Kimberlites from Kentucky

HTC Geological Sciences student Thomas Johns holds samples of kimberlite collected in Elliott County, Ky., which contain pieces of the Earth's mantle.

A small group of Ohio University students under the direction of Dr. Keith Milam, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, visited eastern Kentucky in search of samples from the Earth’s mantle in October. As a part of Thomas Johns‘ Honors Tutorial College geology tutorial project, Johns, Milam, and graduate student Logan […]

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January 4, 2019 at 11:59 amIn Class News Research

Alumni News | Lam Tells Nature that Stigall Helped Her Grow as Scientist

Adriane Lam

Ohio University alum Adriane Lam (M.S. 2015) was profiled this week in Nature in a story headlined “Meet the supervisors who helped to shape four scientists’ careers.” Lam, who is now a Ph.D. candidate in geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, discussed the positive impact of the advising she […]

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December 6, 2018 at 2:24 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Eagle Scout Wants to Study Geology at Ohio University

The Logan Daily News reports that Logan Hill School senior Jerry June of Gore, Ohio, earned the Eagle Scout award and plans to enroll at Ohio University and study geology. The newspaper describes his Eagle Scout project: Being that he has a high interest in history, June decided to restore […]

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November 19, 2018 at 3:15 pmIn the News Students in the News

Alumni, Faculty Publish on Six New Invertebrate Species in Tanzania

Y. Ranjeev Epa examines the Cenozoic gastropods of the Nsungwe Formation

Ohio University faculty and alumni published an article about the discovery of six new species of invertebrates found during a paleontological exploration of rift deposits in southwestern Tanzania. After analyzing invertebrate fossils that were alive 24 to 26 million years ago in the Rukwa Rift Basin, OHIO paleontologists published the […]

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October 31, 2018 at 9:20 amResearch

New Geology Visiting Professor Studies Magma Mixing Before Volcanic Eruptions

Dawn Ruth

Dr. Dawn Ruth recently joined the faculty of Geological Sciences at Ohio University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Ruth’s work focuses on deciphering magmatic processes before volcanic eruptions. Ruth applies the same enthusiasm to her research and her classroom. She is teaching GEOL 1010: How the Earth Works and GEOL 3120: […]

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October 26, 2018 at 5:18 pmNews Research

Howard and López Investigate Link Between Pollution and Algal Blooms on Lake Erie

Lucas Howard collects a sediment sample along the Maumee River. Nutrient loads are examined in both the deposited sediment and water samples.

Contamination of the Maumee River due to agricultural activities is a significant problem for the water resources at Lake Erie and cities like Toledo, Ohio. Specifically, harmful algae blooms are a subject of growing concern and study. Aided by fertilizer runoff, harmful algae blooms can grow rapidly and cover vast […]

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October 22, 2018 at 3:23 pmResearch

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