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Events and Seminars

Mar 27 Mon 12:10pm

SRL/JEDI Seminars

March 27*
Keisha Varma, Assistant Vice Provost, Equity & Diversity; Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
North Star STEM Alliance

Hybrid: 401-20 & virtual via zoom


Mar 29 Wed 12:10pm

HRL/JEDI Seminars

March 29
Adaire Nehring, Rock & Mineral Physics, Earth & Environmental Sciences



Mar 30 Thu 4:00pm

Department Seminar Series

Virtual via Zoom.

March 30
Dr. Dana E. Petersen, Geophysicist, USGS
Subsurface characterization of the Duluth Complex and related intrusions from 3D modeling of geophysical data

Abstract Below


Recent News

Case Workshop

Grad Students Selected to Attend AAAS Policy and Advocacy Workshop

March 23, 2023
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

February 28, 2023
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’

February 28, 2023
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

February 17, 2023
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

February 17, 2023
The Taylor Career Development Award recognizes exceptional contributions to teaching by a candidate for tenure during the probationary period
Donna Whitney with the pyramids

Donna Whitney Named Graduate and Professional Distinguished Professor

February 17, 2023
Donna Whitney received a Graduate and Professional Distinguished Teaching Award (U-wide) for her many outstanding contributions to graduate advising, mentorship, teaching, DEI initiatives and more!

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