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Department of Geology and Geophysics|College of Arts & Sciences

Department News

Kacy PatrickGraduate Student Kacy Patrick Receives Grant and Award
May 2, 2016 — Graduate student Kacy Patrick received an Evolving Earth Foundation grant as well as the Kenneth E. and Annie Caster Award from the Paleontological Society.



Ryan HauptGraduate Student Ryan Haupt's Research Featured in Paleontology Challenge Grants Program
April 20, 2016 — Graduate student Ryan Haupt’s research is being featured as a part of’s Paleontology Challenge Grants program.



Jason Alexander and Mat DunlopGraduate Students Jason Alexander and Mat Dunlop Receive GSA Research Grants
April 18, 2016 — Graduate students Jason Alexander and Mat Dunlop were both recently awarded research grants from the Geological Society of America.

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Video Highlight

Predicting the Future of the Ice Sheet Under a Warming Climate
(Neil Humphrey and students)

A summer field season on the Greenland Ice Sheet, viewed as a video montage by alumnus Joel Harrington. The science project aims to improve our understanding of glacial dynamics to allow us to better predict the future of the Ice Sheet under a warming climate. Video originally filmed and edited by Joel Harrington. 

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Research Highlight

A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a paper that has apparently solved an age-old riddle of how constituent continents were arranged in two Precambrian supercontinents -- then known as Nuna-Columbia and Rodinia. It’s a finding that may have future economic implications for mining companies.

Faculty Highlight

Professors Ellen Currano and Cliff Riebe both received Extraordinary Merit Awards from College of Arts & Sciences

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