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Oct 28 Thu 4:00pm

Department Seminar Series

Virtual via Zoom.

Dr. Joseph Bauerkemper, Assoc. Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Treaty Obligations and Deep Risk

Recent News

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
J Jones teaching Geomorphology in the field

More than fun in the sun

October 7, 2021
PhD Candidate, Jabari Jones publishes article in the Journal of Geoscience Education highlighting the value of field trips as a pedagogical tool.
Picture of Jabari Jones doing Field work

JEDI Conversations

October 1, 2021
PhD Candidate, Jabari Jones, publishes editorial in journal AGU Advances
Photo of Wendell Seal

Researchers and citizen scientists complete first-ever Weddell seal count

September 24, 2021
CSE News: A research team led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has completed a first-ever global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica.
Dundee Glacier superimposed over modern Dundee

Dundee under ice: a view of Tayside during the ice age

September 13, 2021
PhD candidate works with animators in Scotland to produce a short film about Dundee's glacial past.
Rock Deformation analysis equipment

Research Opportunities in Rock Deformation (R.O.R.D.)

September 10, 2021
A new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is now being offered in Earth and Environmental Sciences. This is a distributed REU in that students apply for a summer internship and then

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.