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Department of Geology and Geophysics|College of Arts & Sciences

Department News

Ryan HauptGraduate Student Ryan Haupt's Research Featured in Paleontology Challenge Grants Program
April 20, 2016 — Graduate student Ryan Haupt’s (Ph.D.) 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 (Ph.D.) and Mat Dunlop (Ph.D.) were both recently awarded research grants from the Geological Society of America (GSA).

man standing in labUW Researcher Part of Team That Defined Links Within Two Supercontinents
April 11, 2016 — 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.

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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. Titles added in 2015 by Brendon Orr.

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Faculty Highlight

Senior Lecturer Erin Campbell-Stone was selected as a College of Arts & Sciences Top Ten teacher for 2016.

Faculty Highlight

Professor Carol Frost was among 10 other scientists to be selected as 2016 Geochemical Fellows by the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG).

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