Phenomenal faculty: Professor Geerat Vermeij is featured in the One World, One UC Davis campaign. Learn more about one of our outstanding faculty.
Inspirational mentor: Dawn Sumner and Marisol Juarez Rivera are featured in the new One World, One UC Davis campaign. Read more about their story and find their banner on campus.
Dawn Sumner, who is a co-investigator for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory team, talks about the significance of finding methane on Mars and some recent Curiosity discoveries. From Phys.org: "NASA rover inspects pebbly rocks at Martian waypoint". From Capital Public Radio: Mars Curiosity Update
"New tool pinpoints oil reserves" - A tool to precisely pinpoint where petroleum and gas reserves have accumulated has been created by an international team of scientists. UC Davis geology professor Qing-zhu Yin is one of the study's co-authors.
From LiveScience: "US Tallest Mountain's Surprising Location Explained". Researchers from Brown University and the University of California, Davis, used intricate 3D computer models to come up with the first numerical explanation for the Central Alaska Range and Mount McKinley's inland location. [ Three-dimensional numerical models of flat slab subduction and the Denali fault driving deformation in south-central Alaska ]
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November 14, 2013, Professor Charles Lesher's inauguration as the Niels Bohr Professor in Geoscience.
Associate Professor Tessa Hill has earned the prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development award. NSF's Faculty Early Career Development Program supports junior faculty who perform outstanding research, are excellent educators, and integrate education and research in their work.
Howie Spero will give the 2013 Emiliani Lecture at the Fall AGU meeting. This annual lecture honors the memory of Cesare Emiliani and is organized by the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Focus Group and the Ocean Sciences section. It recognizes individuals who have made outstanding scientific contributions to our understanding of past oceans and climates.
Ken Verosub recently spent six weeks in Pavia, Italy, as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. Ken was associated with the EU Centre of the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) at the university in Pavia where he was working on new strategies to encourage governments to address the risks from natural disasters.
Louise Kellogg has been named a 2013 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. [ UC Davis press release ]
Howard Spero is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award, 2013.
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Professor and Acting Chair Louise Kellogg
I am happy to announce that the department's name has changed from Geology to Earth & Planetary Sciences. This new name reflects the extraordinary breadth of intellectual activity in the department. I appreciate the efforts of all the individuals who wrote the name change proposal....
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California at Davis seeks an outstanding scholar for The Roy J. Shlemon Chair in Applied Geosciences in the College of Letters and Science. Position open until filled. posted 09/20/2013
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis seeks talented instructors for a variety of courses. Employment is part time, on a course-by-course basis. Position availability is dependent on funding. Position open until filled. posted 10/08/2013