05/31/2020 - We are proud to announce that Geology and SESE Administrative Professional Lana Holben was selected to receive the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award! The Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award
05/29/2020 - Prof. Gillen Wood discussed his new book 'Land of Wondrous Cold' with the 'Science on Tap' Podcast. Check it out here!
05/17/2020 - Check out this year's Geology Department Slide Show, showcasing the highlights of our year! This presentation was created by Lana Holben, with help from Brooke Dykstra and Marjie Cone.
05/16/2020 - The Geology Department congratulates all of our graduates via a Zoom commencement ceremony.
04/01/2020 - New technologies allow the Department of Geology to continue field education with virtual field trips.
03/27/2020 - Students who the proper technological resources to complete online classes for the remainder of the Spring semester should contact the Student Assistance Center by emailing
03/11/2020 - Julia Cisneros and Jim Best have led a paper just published in Nature Geoscience detailing the shape of dunes in the world’s largest rivers
03/11/2020 - Gillen Wood’s new book ‘Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and the Secrets of its Ice’ explores early expeditions to this vast land of cold.
02/27/2020 - Dr. Stewart was selected to receive the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching!
02/25/2020 - Prof. Willy Guenthner was awarded the 2020 Charles and Nancy Naeser Prize by the International Standing Committee on Thermochronology.
02/13/2020 - Congratulations to Dr. Trish Gregg for being named a Helen Corley Petit Scholar by the College of LAS!
02/12/2020 - This week Dr. Bruce Fouke was awarded the 2020 Whitman Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory and the 2020 Yellowstone Superintendent's International Award.
02/12/2020 - The Department of Geology remembers Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick, who passed away in January 2020.