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Recent News

Earth System

Just approved! Updated ESCI courses on Earth System Science

December 16, 2021
ESCI 2001 Earth System Science (lecture with lab, 4 credits) and ESCI 2101 Earth System Science (lecture only, 3 credits) now also satisfy Liberal Education Requirements for graduation!

ESCI Students present at Fall Virtual Undergraduate Student Research Symposium

December 10, 2021
Four ESCI students have submitted virtual presentations as part of this semester's Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Justin Revenaugh receiving award

Justin Revenaugh receives UMN's Morse-Alumni award for excellence in undergraduate education

November 19, 2021
Professor Justin Revenaugh was a 2020 recipient of UMN's Morse-Alumni award for excellence in undergraduate education. The pandemic-delayed award ceremony was finally held this week!
The preferred Markov Chain Monte-Carlo inversion result ensemble

Evidence for Stress Localization Caused by Lithospheric Heterogeneity From Seismic Attenuation

November 16, 2021
Earth & Environmental Sciences' Zhao Zhu, and Dr. Max Bezada, along with additional co-authors Joseph S. Byrnes, and Heather A. Ford publish a paper in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.
The features of a subduction zone

How the Earth Recycles

November 1, 2021
STAMP publishes an article on the chemistry of lawsonite in Frontiers for Young Minds
Glacial Lakes State Park, Starbuck, MN

Commitments To Indigenous Peoples And Their Lands

October 26, 2021
On behalf of the department, Crystal Ng and Gabriela Ines Diaz have released a statement articulating the department's Commitments To Indigenous Peoples And Their Lands, as part of the process

Recognizing Geology’s Colonial History for Better Policy Today

Precambrian bedrock in an area ceded by the Chippewa to the U.S. federal government in an 1854 treaty, currently known as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota
Photo credit
Jenn McDonald

Earth Science's, Maddy Nyblade, and the Minnesota Geological Survey's Jenn McDonald have published an article in Eos recognizing and reckoning with the colonial history of Geology. From the field's founders to the violence of laws, policies, and dispossession that made Geology relevant, this article details a past often ignored in favor of a history stripped of its colonial legacy, and highlights opportunities for change.