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Events and Seminars

Oct 2 Mon 12:10pm

SRL/JEDI Seminars

October 2
Kyungsoo Yoo, Professor, SWAC, University of Minnesota 
Two waves of global w"o"rming and biogeochemical changes in the formerly glaciated ecosystems

Hybrid: 401-20 & virtual via zoom


Oct 4 Wed 12:10pm

HRL/JEDI Seminars

October 4 
Daoheng Wang, grad student, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
What do Cr-rich spinels tell us about melting in the Earth’s mantle?

401-20 & Virtual via zoom


Oct 5 Thu 4:00pm

Department Seminar Series

Tate Hall B20, or Virtual via Zoom.

October 5
Dr. Andrew Cross, Assistant Scientist, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Phase transformations as a source of transient weakening in Earth’s crust and mantle

Abstract below

Recent News

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PhD student selected for Voices for Science program

PhD student Natalie Raia has been selected as part of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2023-2024 Voices for Science program.
Case Workshop

Grad Students Selected to Attend AAAS Policy and Advocacy Workshop

Maddy Nyblade and Natalie Raia are among a select group of students being sponsored to attend The 2023 CASE Workshop in Washington, DC, on March 26-29, 2023.
Larry Edwards

Professor Larry Edwards receives Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor R. Lawrence “Larry” Edwards has been awarded the Franklin Institute’s 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences recognizing his
Professor Emeritus David Kohlstedt

Professor Emeritus David Kohlstedt receives Vetlesen Prize, the ‘Nobel Prize of Earth Sciences’

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor Emeritus David Kohlstedt has been awarded the Vetlesen Prize, one of the highest honors in Earth sciences and considered to be the field’s Nobel Prize

ESCI Takes on AGU

The American Geophysical Union Conference took place in Chicago from December 12th-16th and is the largest geoscience conference held in the US annual. Many from our department attended.
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Peter Kang receives the Taylor Career Development Award

The Taylor Career Development Award recognizes exceptional contributions to teaching by a candidate for tenure during the probationary period

Celebrating 150 years of Geosciences

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2022 is a special year! It marks 150 years since the first geoscience course was taught at the University of Minnesota! In 1872, professor Edward H. Twining M.A. taught the first courses in geology and mineralogy. 1872 also marks the establishment of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey by the Minnesota State Government. We are celebrating 150 years of Geosciences with our colleagues at the Bell Museum and the Minnesota Geological Survey who are also decedents of the first Geoscientists of the University of Minnesota.

See how we're celebrating 150 years of Geosciences