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Stigall Elected to Subcommission for Ordovician Stratigraphy

Dr. Alycia Stigall

Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences, was elected to serve as a voting member of the Subcommisson on Ordovician Stratigraphy (SOS) for 2020-2024.  The subcommission is part of the International Commission on Stratigraphy an international body of geoscientists tasked with “setting global standards for the fundamental scale for expressing […]

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January 14, 2021 at 2:11 pmResearch

Nance Discusses Existence of Supercontinent Pannotia with Yale News

Dr. R. Damian Nance

Yale News covers the debate about the existence of supercontinent Pannotia, posited by R. Damian Nance, in an article headlined Pannotia: A supercontinent on trial. Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geology at Ohio University, is now a visiting fellow at Yale. In separate articles published recently by The Geological Society […]

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November 30, 2020 at 12:50 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

Deep Time Maps: 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund Grant Provides Access to Earth’s History

Plate positions at the end of the Cretaceous Period, the time of the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.  DeepTime Maps ©2016

Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences, was awarded the 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund to support the acquisition of three series of paleogeographic maps produced produced by Dr. Ron Blakey and distributed through Deep Time Maps. Through this purchase the full set of global, North American, and […]

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November 30, 2020 at 12:25 pmIn Class News

Alumni News | Shanmugam Publishes Book, Wins Award for Research Contributions

Dr. Ganapathy Shanmugam

Ohio University alumnus Dr. Ganapathy Shanmugam, an expert on mass transportation and gravity flows within marine basins, recently published a book explaining the impact of these topics to sedimentology and oceanography. Shanmugam, who earned an M.S. in Geology in 1972, is currently an adjunct professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences […]

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November 30, 2020 at 10:53 amAlumni

Geology Graduate Students, Faculty Participate in Annual Geological Society of American Meeting

Geology Graduate Students, Faculty Participate in Annual Geological Society of American Meeting

The Geological Society of America annual meeting is one of the largest scientific gatherings of geologists each year, and the Ohio University Geological Sciences Department historically sends a large contingent of students and faculty to showcase their research. This year the GSA meeting is online from Oct. 26-30, but departmental […]

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October 27, 2020 at 12:30 pmResearch

Election 2020 | How Climate Change, Health Care Intertwine

Dr. Dina López

 Professors Geoff Dabelko, Daniel Skinner, and Dina López discuss how climate change and health care intertwine, and how are they reflected in the candidates’ policies in the United States in Ohio University’s Ask the Experts Election 2020 series. Dabelko is professor of environmental studies in the Voinovich School of […]

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October 22, 2020 at 5:35 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Chair’s Message | ‘Geologists are Natural Problem Solvers’

Dr. Stigall with ordovician rocks, containing brachiopods, at the Oslo Fjord, Norway

Hello Alumni and Friends, Fall is in the air here in Athens, but this is a fall like none before. 2020 has certainly been an interesting year in the Geological Sciences Department, but geologists are natural problem solvers, and we are always ready for a challenge. Retirements and New Programs: […]

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October 20, 2020 at 8:27 pmAlumni