11/12/2020 - What do the Yellowstone hot springs and kidney stones have in common? Both create rocks through biological processes!
09/10/2020 - Gary Parker is featured in a question and answer article in
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07/24/2020 - Using multiple lines of evidence, a new report of the World Climate Research Program has significantly reduced the uncertainty in the magnitude of Earth's Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity.
07/24/2020 - Jim Best and Steve Darby (University of Southampton, UK) have published a paper in One Earth that outlines the pace of change in large rivers produced by multiple anthropogenic stressors
07/24/2020 - With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the cancellation of field camp in Park City, Utah, the Wasatch-Uinta staff produced a 6-week entirely virtual field camp in 2020.
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