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Continuing the Geosciences Colloquium Speaker Series, Dr. Mark Brandon, Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, presents "Slow Glacial Erosion and Deep Valley Incision in the Patagonian Andes" on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 4 PM

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:02

Continuing the Geosciences Colloquium Speaker Series, Dr. Mark Brandon, Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, presents "Slow Glacial Erosion and Deep Valley Incision in the Patagonian Andes" on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Speaker Reception will be held at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum. All are welcome.

 

Dr. Brandon received is MS and Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington and was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Canada's Pacific Geoscience Centre. Much of his current research is focused on the tectonic evolution of convergent wedges with projects in modern convergent wedges of the Apennines in northern Italy, Crete, Washington State, and the Patagonian Andes.

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Patzkowsky elected Fellow of the Paleontological Society

Mark Patzkowsky, professor of geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the Paleontological Society.
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Forum to focus on natural disasters and energy security

The 2014 GEMS Industry Forum, “Natural Disasters: The Power of Nature and its Challenge to Energy Security,” will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday in 113 IST Building (Cybertorium), at University Park campus.
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Penn State geoscientists elected to American Geophysical Union

Lee Kump and Chris Marone, both scientists in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Geosciences, have been elected as Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
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Researchers search for Venus-like planets

Identification of planets orbiting distant stars is spurring the search for an Earth-like planet. Now a team of researchers has developed a way to distinguish a distant Venus-like planet from an Earth-like one.
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Residual hydraulic fracturing water not a risk to groundwater

Hydraulic fracturing -- fracking or hydrofracturing -- raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.
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Penn State among top national public schools in 2015 U.S. News' 'Best Colleges'

U.S. News & World Report released its 2015 "Best Colleges" rankings today (Sept. 9), with Penn State ranking No. 14 among national public universities.
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Ventura honored with EMS Alumni Achievement Award

In its tradition of honoring high-achieving alumni, the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) has selected Jeffrey L. Ventura, president and CEO of Range Resources Corporation as the recipient of the 2014 GEMS Alumni Achievement Award. Ventura will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The reception will be held in the EMS Museum located on the ground floor of the Deike Building. Reception is free and open to the public.
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21 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

Twenty-one Penn State alumni will be honored Oct. 8 for their outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
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Chen receives Materials Research Society's Materials Theory Award

Long-Qing Chen, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, and engineering science and mechanics, has received the Materials Research Society's 2014 Materials Theory Award.
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Geosciences Colloquium Speaker, Dr. Martin Perlmutter of Chevron Corporation, will present "The Influence of High Frequency Paleoclimate Variability on Paleoclimate Interpretation" on Tuesday, September 9th, at 4 PM in 022 Deike

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:29

Dr. Perlmutter holds a Ph.D in Marine Geology from the University of Miami and is Chevron's Team Leader of Basin Analysis Research. He has been with Chevron/Texaco for over 30 years with a research focus on basin analysis and the application of new methods for predicting reservoir trends. He also served as research scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Perlmutter has evaluated over 30 basins and conducted mega-regional studies around the world.

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Lunar Lion team inaugurates new headquarters

The Lunar Lion team celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Research West Building, a move that allows the interdisciplinary group to consolidate and expand its operations in an easily accessible part of University Park campus.
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Penn State hosts new National Science Foundation graduate researchers

Penn State is hosting 22 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2014-15 academic year.
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Business majors night will inform students about academic options

The Division of Undergraduate Studies will host Penn State’s fifth annual Business Majors Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in 110 Business Building, for students interested in learning about University Park majors that focus on business.
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Fall documentary series kicks off with tsunami feature

The Earth and Mineral Sciences Library’s popular film series returns Sept. 3 and features documentaries on a wide selection of topics related to earth and the environment. All films are free and open to the public in 18 Deike Building (the Earth and Mineral Sciences Art Gallery) at 12:15 p.m.
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Materials science research lectures begin Sept. 4

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences announced speakers and dates for the fall 2014 Arkema Speaker Series. The series features talks from leaders in materials science research and are held from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in 26 Hosler Building. Seminars are free and open to the public.
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Geosc Colloquium Speaker Scheduled on September 2nd

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:53

The Department of Geosciences opens its Fall 2014 Colloquium Speaker Series on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 4 PM in 022 Deike with Dr. Bärbel Hönisch, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. Her talk is entitled "Challenges of Deciphering Cenozoic Marine Proxy Records." A Coffee and Cookies Reception will precede the talk at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome.

 

Dr. Hönisch, who received her Ph.D from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, is an expert on ocean acidification. Her research interests focus on understanding the role of the ocean (and in particular the role of marine carbonate chemistry) in global climate change. As she was originally trained as a marine biologist, her approach to paleoceanographic questions often includes a biological component. 

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Graduate School to host fall grant-writing workshops

Registration is now open for a series of grant-writing workshops to be held this fall by the Penn State Graduate School that are intended for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
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Randall Receives Ferroelectrics Recognition Award

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:20

The Ferroelectrics Recognition Award (IEEE-UFFC) was presented to Prof. Clive Randall (co-director of the Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics) at the recent International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF) meeting at Penn State University (Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry, general chair).  Prof. Randall’s work was recognized for a number of long-standing contributions to the field of ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, and dielectrics, ranging from a fundamental perspective through to engineering in aiding commercialization.  Randall said” it was a great pleasure to receive this award, and that it was largely due to the inspiration of his wonderful colleagues, collaborators, students, and staff over the years”, and he accepted on behalf of this large group.

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