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Dr. Edward Grew guest editor of the August issue of “Elements”

(cover illustration published with permission of the Mineralogical Society of America) Ed Grew is the guest editor of the August issue of Elements, an international magazine of mineralogy, geochemistry and petrology, published jointly by 17 societies https://umaine.edu/news/along-the-mall/. As guest editor, Ed wrote the lead paper to introduce the six peer-reviewed articles by researchers from England, Turkey, Japan, New […]

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Kimberley Miner

Kimberley Miner awarded Switzer fellowship

Kimberley Rain Miner, Ph.D. student in the UMaine School of Earth and Climate Sciences, was selected as a Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. Miner will add her Switzer fellowship to a remarkable list of awards and grants she has received for her research, including a Fulbright Award, a SMART grant […]

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Mongolian herders help Aaron Putnam pack horses

Aaron Putnam’s work on Asia climate history receives notice

The history of the Mongol empire captures people’s attention. In recent years, paleoclimate research has shed more light on some of the military decisions of that time. Most notably, the changing climate of the 1200s may have resulted first in the spread of grasslands, allowing the consequent spread of the Mongol empire. Later, drying could […]

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Congratulations

SECS Annual student awards announced

The 2016 awards from the School of Earth and Climate Sciences were announced on Friday May 6th. Congratulations to: Zachary Mason (Kupfer Field Camp Scholarship, Golden Field Camp Scholarship, George H. Stone Award, Outstanding Senior Award) Marissa Bovie (Golden Field Camp Scholarship, Edward Sturgis Grew Scholarship, Outstanding Senior Award) Adam Rogers (Golden Field Camp Award, […]

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Ed Grew with some of his rocks

Mineralogical Magazine publishes official citation and acceptance texts for Collins Medal awarded to Ed Grew in 2015

Mineralogical Magazine, one of the top international scientific journals for mineralogy, has just published the official citation and acceptance texts for the Collins Medal presented to Research Professor Edward Grew at the award ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July 2015. The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland awards the Collins Medal each year to […]

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GSA grant awarded for dating Antarctic metamorphism

Steven Spreitzer, a SECS master’s student and teaching assistant has been awarded funding for his research from the Geological Society of America through the Graduate Student Research Grant. For his master’s thesis, Steven is using a radiometric dating technique, called in-situ monazite dating, in order to find the ages of metamorphic rocks from the Larsemann […]

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Geological Society of Maine Spring Meeting

  Spring Meeting April 1, 2016 Location: Bryand Global Science Center University of Maine Orono, Maine Agenda 1:00pm Registration 1:00-2:30pm Poster Presentation, 2nd Floor Bryand Global Science Center and School of Earth and Climate Sciences Open House 2:30-4:00 Student Oral Presentations, 100 Nutting Hall 4:00 pm Keynote Speaker, 100 Nutting Hall Katherine Allen: School of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Maine […]

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Geology Club 2016 California Field Trip

The University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences Geology Club recently returned from its Spring Break field trip to California.  The trip, led by staff advisers Dr. Alicia (Cici) Cruz-Aribe and Marty Yates, traveled round trip to San Francisco, visited Big Sur, the Tiburon Peninsula, and Point Reyes, and toured the Monterrey Aquarium. […]

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Geology Club 50-50 raffle winner

Congratulations to Bob Morton, winner of the Geology Club 50-50 raffle! The raffle is in support of the Geology Club’s trip to coastal California over spring break.

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Smith’s coastal pollution work garners AGU notice

Sean Smith, a leader of the NSF-funded New England Sustainability Initiative, has been developing tools to predict coastal pollution in Maine.  Sean, along with collaborators in SECS, SMS, and at the Mitchell Center at UMaine, and further afield at UNH, College of the Atlantic, and Texas A&M,   presented their work at the AGU fall meeting […]

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Holly Thomas’s posts from Antarctica

Holly Thomas, a SECS undergraduate, is part of a team investigating the East Antarctic ice sheet history.  Others on the team include Research Assistant Professor Gordon Bromley, Ph.D. student Margaret Jackson, UC Berkeley Professor Greg Balco, and Chris Simmons. Holly is sending back periodic updates of their trip and the science.  Her posts are hosted […]

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Canadian Mineralogist issue in honor of Ed Grew

The current issue (v. 53, part 2) of the prominent mineralogical journal The Canadian Mineralogist has published an issue in honor of Ed Grew, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Many papers in the issue come from colleagues with whom Ed has worked over the years. The introduction contains a great summary of Ed’s […]

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Mongolia field work featured on Medill Reports Chicago

An article from Medill Reports Chicago this summer featured the Mongolia glacial geology field work of Aaron Putnam and Ph.D. student Peter Strand. The goal of the field work is to constrain the timing and spatial extent of glaciation in the region.

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Cici Cruz-Uribe featured on Earth Science Women’s Network

A recent article in the Spotlight section of the Earth Science Women’s network features the School’s new Grew Assistant Professor Cici Cruz-Uribe. The article describes her research and her past and anticipated mentoring roles. We look forward to her work in support of gender and other forms of diversity.

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Spring 2015 student awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the Spring 2015 student awards! Trefethan Scholarship Justin Leavitt Zachary Mason Kupfer Field Camp Award Nicholas Richmond Golden Field Camp Scholarship Sydney Eckert Jason Lively James O’Neil Edward Sturgis Grew Award Nicholas Richmond George H. Stone Award Abigail Bradford Eliza Kane Golden Professional Development Award Zachary Mason Outstanding Senior Award […]

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Welcome to new members of the School: Cruz-Uribe, Putnam, and Allen

As we approach a new academic year, we are very pleased to welcome two new faculty members and a NOAA Fellow to our School. Both faculty members are the first to hold new, privately funded, named professorships in the school. We once again express our appreciation to the donors for these positions. Aaron Putman is […]

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