Geosciences News

Brian Horton, PhD '98, is Inaugural Winner of SEPM Dickinson Medal

Brian Horton, PhD '98, now a professor at University of Texas Austin, is the inaugural winner of SEPM's Dickinson Medal Award. The Dickinson Medal is a new award for a mid-career research geoscientist who is significantly influencing the sedimentary geology community with innovative work. The award is... Read more

Mihai Ducea named science co-editor for GSA Today

Mihai Ducea was named science co-editor for GSA Today for the term January 2018 through 31 December 2021. Read more

UA Geologists Say Continents May Have Drifted Apart After Emotional Falling-Out

TUCSON, AZ—Saying that a tectonic shift in the landmasses’ relationship was the likeliest source, geologists at the University of Arizona told reporters Monday that the continents may have drifted apart after an emotional falling-out.  Read more

Katherine Guns Receives SCEC Grant

PhD student Katherine Guns received a $21,000 award from the Southern California Earthquake Center for her project, "Understanding strain accumulation and transfer between the SSAF, San Gorgonio Pass, and the ECSZ Part II. Geologic and geodetic observations along faults of the Eastern Transverse Ranges, Joshua Tree National Park, CA." The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) involves over 1,000 scientists at more than 60 institutions in its investigator-driven research program. SCEC funding supports research and education in seismology, tectonic geodesy, earthquake geology, computational science, and many interdisciplinary studies in earthquake science. Read more

Peter DeCelles is 2017 AGU Fellow

Professor Peter DeCelles is a 2017 American Geophysical Union Fellow. UA Geosciences now has seven AGU Fellows among our faculty. Each year since 1962, AGU has elected as Fellows members whose visionary leadership and scientific excellence have fundamentally advanced research in their respective fields.... Read more