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Department of Geology and Geophysics|College of Arts & Sciences

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scenic view of TetonsUW Study: Ancient Rocks of Tetons Formed by Continental Collisions
February 1, 2016 — University of Wyoming scientists have found evidence of continental collisions in Wyoming’s Teton Range, similar to those in the Himalayas, dating to as early as 2.68 billion years ago.

two men looking at small cylindrical objectUW Researcher Part of Indian Ocean Expedition to Drill to the Earth’s Mantle
January 21, 2016 — Michael Cheadle describes drilling on the ocean floor similar to using a wet piece of spaghetti -- holding it on one end while trying to push the other end deep into a cake.

RMG cover 50-2Fall 2015 Issue of Rocky Mountain Geology Published
December 9, 2015 — Rocky Mountain Geology Volume 50, Number 2, published by the University of Wyoming, is now available online.



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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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2/8 Distinguished Lecturer Series

Dynamic Topography and the Laramide Orogeny in the U.S. Rocky Mountains

Graduate Awards

We are offering $7250 awards to the top three graduate student applicants in 2015-2016.

Research Highlight

When it comes to sediment in the High Sierra, size does matter, according to two University of Wyoming researchers.

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