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ERS major Peter Strand to serve as Mt. Washington Observatory intern

Earth Sciences major Peter Strand will spend his summer at the highest point in the northeast – the Mt. Washington Observatory in New Hampshire. Peter was offered a position as a summer intern at the station, where he will assist with weather recording, ongoing scientific studies, and educational programs. For more information about the internship […]

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Calvin Mako to participate in Keck Geology Consortium summer research project

Calvin Mako, an ERS major and member of the Honors College, has been invited to participate in a highly selective undergraduate research program run by the Keck Geology Consortium. The Consortium organizes several projects each summer in which undergraduates have the opportunity to work with faculty from around the country on cutting-edge research projects. Calvin […]

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Toby Koffman awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Tobias Koffman has been awarded the prestigious 3-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study […]

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Geological Society of Maine Spring Meeting

The Geological Society of Maine Spring Meeting will be held: Friday, April 8, 2005, 1:00 PM Bates College, Lewiston, ME Department of Geology, Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Avenue. Organizer: Marita Bryant mbryant@bates.edu, 207-786-6473 The Spring Meeting of the GSM will be held at the Bates College on Friday, April 15, 2011. Following our 31-year […]

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10th Annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Scheduled April 4

The 10th annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture is scheduled for Monday, April 4 in the McIntire Room of Buchanan Alumni House on the University of Maine, with a special program in honor of the tenth year of the series. The program will begin at 2 p.m. with a lecture by Elizabeth S. Bast, granddaughter of […]

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2009 M.S. graduate wins best poster at European meeting

Eva Wadoski, who received her M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Maine in August, 2009, was awarded a European Mineralogical Union (EMU) Poster Prize for her poster “Stepwise dehydration of goosecreekite: a structural study” co-authored with Thomas Armbruster, Biljana Lazic and Martin Fisch at the 20th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, […]

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Ed Grew is Pardee Symposium Speaker at Geological Society of America Meeting

Research Professor Ed Grew gave an invited Pardee talk “Evolution of the Minerals of Beryllium, and Comparison with Boron Mineral Evolution” at the GSA meeting in Denver on November 1, 2010. Robert Hazen of the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, organized the Pardee Keynote Symposium, “Mineral Evolution: The Coevolution of the Geo-and Biospheres.” In […]

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Graduate student Jeffrey Marsh discovers a new mineral

In the course of carrying out research for his Ph. D. thesis in the Department of Earth Sciences, Jeffrey Marsh became the first student at the University of Maine ever to discover a new mineral species, which was published in the October 2010 issue of The Canadian Mineralogist. Jeff’s new mineral, menzerite-(Y), is a species […]

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Scott Johnson elected Chair of GSA division

Professor Scott Johnson has been elected Chair of the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Society of America. With approximately 1700 members, SG&T is the largest Division of the Society. As Division Chair, Johnson is responsible for communications with the Division members, overseeing various student and professional awards given by the Division, and […]

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Alice Kelley assumes the presidency of the Geological Society of Maine

At the fall meeting of the Geological Society of Maine, Alice Kelley was elected as the society’s next president.  She takes over from Julia Daly of UM Farmington.  Kelley will serve a two-year term, leading the largest geological organization in the state.  The Geological Society of Maine has a broad membership, including those in professional […]

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Gordon Hamilton joins ERS teaching faculty

Gordon Hamilton, a long-time member of the Climate Change Institute and Associate Research Professor of Earth Sciences is now an Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, adding a formal teaching component to his position at the University.  He maintains his active role in the Climate Change Institute. With the retirement of Dr. Terry Hughes from the […]

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New mineral named for late Professor Charles V. Guidotti

The late Charles V. Guidotti, Professor in the U Maine Department of Earth Sciences from 1981 to his untimely death in 2005, has been honored with having a new mineral, guidottiite, named after him. This name was approved by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names of the International Mineralogical Association, which has officially […]

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UMaine Team investigates Ancient Peruvian Temple Mound

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students from the Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and Climate Change Institute were funded by the National Geographic Society to use ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to investigate the interior structure of a Preceramic period mound near Chao, in the northern coastal desert of Peru. Named Los Moreros (The […]

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New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference – one month away

On October 1, 2, and 3, the Department will host the annual New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, a three-day series of field trips in the region.  These day-long trips are on a range of topics, from peatland hydrology to glacial geology to tectonics to volcanology.  The conference is open to all, with trips pitched to […]

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Fall 2010 new students

As we look forward to a new academic year, we welcome 15 new majors (some starting their first year at UMaine and some transferring from other majors) and 11 new graduate students to the Department!  We now have 42 active undergraduate majors and 33 graduate students.

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Intent to Plan approved for new Climate Change and Culture degree

The University of Maine System has approved an Intent to Plan for a new Climate Change and Culture degree, offering a B.S. or B.A. This degree, offered through collaboration between the Departments of Earth Science and Anthropology, seeks to provide an undergraduate degree related to Climate Change, one of the leading environmental and human problems […]

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2010 Departmental Awards

The Department announced its awards and scholarships for 2010 on Friday at the Spring Picnic.  Congratulations to Pat Ryan, Kaleb Boucher, Ashley Stinson, Robin Arnold!  See the complete list.

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