"#GirlsWithToys: Women in Lab Coats Prove Science Isn't Just For Guys" - from The Takeaway: an interview with Dawn Sumner
Professor Tessa Hill's work is featured in a California food video series collaboration between UC and renowned New York food writer Mark Bittman. "Mark Bittman: California Matters," a 10-part video series launching May 11, was produced by the University of California and Berkeley Food Institute.
Rob Zierenberg was a guest scientist aboard Leg 5 of the MBARI 2015 Gulf of California Expedition. The purpose of this leg was to study the seafloor-spreading ridges of the Alarcon Rise and Pescadero Basin and volcanic seamounts nearby, with the objective to understand the tectonic and volcanic processes of the ridges and the transition from spreading ridge to bounding transform faults.
"Sea change: What took decades to destroy in oceans took millennia to recover" - from UC Davis News. Tessa Hill is a co-author on this study.
"Impact vaporization of planetesimal cores in the late stages of planet formation" - Sarah Stewart is a co-author on the paper published in Nature Geoscience. Violent collisions between the growing Earth and other objects in the solar system generated significant amounts of iron vapor. Read more: http://mygeologypage.ucdavis.edu/stewart/Vaporization.html; http://blogs.ucdavis.edu/egghead
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Graduate student Mark DeBlois has been awarded the UC Davis Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship for 2015-2016.
Graduate students Alisha Clark (Mineral and Rock Physics), Austin Elliott (Tectonophysics), and Mark Stelten (Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology) receive Outstanding Student Paper Awards at the Fall 2014 AGU Meeting.
Professor Tessa Hill has been named a 2014-15 Chancellor's Fellow. The Chancellor’s Fellows program began in 2000 as a way to recognize faculty in the early stages of their careers, for outstanding research and teaching, as well as service to the university.
Professor Tessa Hill has been named an Academy Fellow by the California Academy of Sciences. The Academy Fellows are a governing group of over 400 distinguished scientists who have made notable contributions to one or more of the natural sciences.
Professor Sarah Stewart is the new president elect for the AGU planetary sciences section. Her term begins on 1 January 2015; she will serve a 2-year term.
Professor Emeritus Peter Schiffman has been appointed as a 2014-15 Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professor. The Professorship was established to support worthy projects and to benefit the campus' research, teaching, and public service mission. Peter plans to use this award to support student geothermal research.
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Professor and Chair Dawn Sumner
Dear Friends of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
I am pleased to announce the latest edition of the UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading about the teaching and research currently going on in the department.
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The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is committed to creating a community that respects each person as an individual. We promote diversity, creativity, and rigorous intellectual inquiry for all members of our department and the University community, through excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, and service. Diversity and excellence – in perspectives, scientific approaches, and contributions to society – are the cornerstones of our success as a department.
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The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis, anticipates openings for part-time Lecturers to teach undergraduate courses during the 2015-16 academic year contingent upon the instructional needs of the department. posted 3/13/2015
Ph.D. Exit talk: 1:30 pm in 1309 Earth & Phy. Sci.
Wed, May 27, 2015: “Applications of Fault Modeling and Remote Sensing for Hazard Analysis, Decision Support and Disaster Response” – by Margaret (Maggi) Glasscoe
Wednesday Seminar: 4 pm in 55 Roessler
May 27, 2015: “Using high-precision geochronology to test the link between magmatism and mass extinction” – by Dr. Seth Burgess, USGS
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Mission To Antarctica
Why would geologists be studying bacteria at the bottom of a lake in Antarctica to better understand whether life once existed on other planets? Learning how microbial communities affect the shaping of bio-chemical structures called stromatolites could help researchers understand whether living bacteria was present in the formation of geological structures on Mars.