Geosciences e-news | December 2016/January 2017


Happy 2017 from UA Geosciences! 

We hope that you will enjoy reading about a few of the things happening in the Department right now. And remember, news from our alumni and friends is always welcome!

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Matt Steele-MacInnis Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Matt Steele MacInnis poses at Solfatara volcanoAssistant Professor Matt Steele-MacInnis has been awarded an NSF CAREER Grant, a five-year, $500,000 grant for outstanding early-career researchers. Steele-MacInnis's research for the award is "Mass Transport and Fluid-Rock Reactions Driven by Multicomponent Aqueous Fluids."

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Luke McGuire Receives 2017 Bisgrove Scholars Award

Luke McGuire stands in a field doing research

Assistant Professor Luke McGuire, who joined the UA Geosciences faculty in fall 2016, has been named a 2017 Bisgrove Scholar. McGuire will receive $200,000 over two years for his proposal "Improving post-wildfire hazard assessments: Integrating emerging unmanned aerial systems technology with high resolution numerical models."

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Computational Geoscience Center Hosts Cross Section Construction and Restoration Workshops

Students sit at computer monitors while the instructor speaks at the front of the room.Geosciences researcher Amanda Hughes and adjunct professor Steven Lingrey (PhD '82) are teaching a  workshop series focused on cross section construction and restoration in the Computational Geoscience Center (CGC).

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GeoDaze 2017
March 30 - April 1
UA Student Union Grand Ballroom

Pre-GeoDaze Alumni, Friends and Faculty Reception
March 29
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Gould-Simpson Lobby

Recent Publications


Tectonic and erosional history of southern Tibet recorded by detrital chronological signatures(...)

Carrapa, Barbara, et al.


An Integrated Sedimentary Systems Analysis of the Río Bermejo (Argentina): Megafan Character in the(...)

McGlue, Michael et al.


Tectonic Evolution of the Yarlung Suture Zone, Lopu Range Region, Southern Tibet

Laskowski, Andrew et al.


Shortening in the upper plate of the Buckskin-Rawhide extensional detachment fault, southwestern U.(...)

Spencer, Jon et al.


Paleoproterozoic orogenesis and quartz-arenite deposition in the Little Chino Valley area, Yavapai(...)

Spencer, Jon et al.


William R. Dickinson 1931-2015: Biographical Memoir

Spencer, Jon


Topographic correlations with soil and regolith thickness from shallow-seismic refraction(...)

Olyphant, Jared, et al.


Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology

Goldberg, Paul, et al.


Imaging a magma plumbing system from MASH zone to magma reservoir

Delph, Jonathan et al.


Lithospheric Structure Beneath the Northern Central Andean Plateau from the Joint Inversion of(...)

Ward, Kevin et al.


Fossil clam shells reveal unintended carbon cycling consequences of Colorado River management

Smith, Jansen et al.


Surface uplift in the Central Andes driven by growth of the Altiplano Puna Magma Body

Perkins, Jonathan et al.


Paleo-Asian oceanic slab under the North China craton revealed by carbonatites derived from(...)

Chen, Chunfei, et al.

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Geosciences e-news: December 2016/January 2017