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Climb to the Top: Field Camp Puts Seniors to the Test

Allison Durkee ’13 has already been to the top of the world. At least that’s what the wooden signpost said. “Top of the World Store and Hotel … supplies and gas.” Somewhere in the northern Rockies. But there was no hotel for Durkee and the other students in the geology […]

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March 30, 2014 at 3:33 pmUncategorized

Supercontinents: Earth’s Radical Story of Birth and Destruction

Dr. Damian Nance

Gondwana. Rodinia. Nuna. Kenorland. Vaalbara. They sound like other worlds. They likely represent the past of this world. The introduction of plate tectonics 45 years ago was one of the scientific revelations of the 20th century. German meteorologist Alfred Wegener is given credit for hypothesizing in 1912 that today’s continents […]

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March 26, 2014 at 2:15 pmNews Research

Climates Past: From Greenhouse to Hothouse

Climates Past: From Greenhouse to Hothouse

The Earth’s climate has gone from Greenhouse to Hothouse more than dozen times this eon. Each time, researchers say, magma brought the heat. Dr. David L. Kidder is helping to characterize the Hothouse planetary state by studying times when the Earth’s deep-level plumbing system sent large volumes of magma to […]

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March 26, 2014 at 11:02 amResearch

Nance Article Named Among Top in 25 Years of Gondwana Research

Dr. R. Damian Nance’s article “The supercontinent cycle: A retrospective essay” was named one of 25 papers in a virtual special issues celebrating the 25-year history of Gondwana Research. Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. Gondwana Research is an international journal aimed to promote high quality […]

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March 20, 2014 at 11:16 amResearch

Alum Establishes Scholarship for Geological Sciences Majors

By Jennifer Bowie Ohio University alumnus A. Allen Middleman has established a new scholarship to support Geological Sciences students. Middleman, who earned his master’s of science in geology from OHIO in 1976, has committed more than $100,000 to The Ohio University Foundation to create the Travis C. Middleman Scholarship. “I […]

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January 10, 2014 at 8:00 amAlumni

Geology Alum Receives International Young Scientist Award

Geology Alum Receives International Young Scientist Award

Ohio University alum Dr. Stacia Gordon ’04, who earned a B.S, in Geology from the College of Arts & Sciences, received international accolades for geological research. Patrick Harris, University of Nevada, Reno, reports that Stacia Gordon, an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, has been selected for a […]

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December 18, 2013 at 3:32 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News News

Taking the Acid Out of Mine Drainage Isn’t the Whole Picture

Taking the Acid Out of Mine Drainage Isn’t the Whole Picture

Ohio University researchers are taking a closer look at a well-established acid-mine drainage treatment method. It’s not enough just to change the chemical pH in the stream, they write. It’s “an unspoken goal” also to restore the biology—the fish and aquatic life—in the watershed. And that may mean “sacrificing” a […]

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November 19, 2013 at 2:16 pmResearch