• Students mapping in the field.
  • Field work in remotest China, to measure the slip rate along the Altyn Tagh fault.
  • Undergrads in Hawaii.
  • Walking on Lake Vanda in Wright Valley, Victoria Land, Ross Dependency, Antarctica.
  • Students mapping.
  • Rafting through the Grand Canyon.

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Honors & Awards

  • Howie Spero has been chosen as the Faculty Research Lecturer for 2014. The Faculty Research Lecture Award is the highest honor the Davis Division of the Academic Senate accords its members.

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From the Chair

Louise Kellogg in the UC Davis Arboretum.

Professor and Acting Chair Louise Kellogg

I am happy to announce that the department's name has changed from Geology to Earth and 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....

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2014-2015 Part-time Lecturer in Earth and Planetary Sciences Pool

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis, anticipates openings for temporary, part-time Lecturers to teach undergraduate courses during the 2014-15 academic year contingent upon the instructional needs of the department. posted 4/7/2014

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Friday Brown Bag: noon in 1316 Earth & Phy. Sci.

October 3, 2014: “Post-Doc Job Hunting: Questions & Answers for Graduate Students” – by Matthew Sanborn, Jen Fehrenbacher, Curtis WIlliams, and a few more...

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Kari Cooper

Reservoirs of Magma

From The Academic Minute. The typical Hollywood depiction of a volcano might be visually stunning, but it’s not very accurate. Kari Cooper, provides a more realistic portrayal of what happens deep in the belly of a volcano.

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