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EAS's Bruce Monger makes "Top 10 Best Profs at Cornell" list

EAS's Bruce Monger makes "Top 10 Best Profs at Cornell" list

November 5, 2013

Business Insider's Best Colleges In America series finds Cornell University only Ivy to make top 10 list rated by students. read more

Earth Science Week: Women Celebrating Earth Science

Earth Science Week: Women Celebrating Earth Science

November 4, 2013

Yolanda Roberts '07, interviewed for Women@NASA Blog read more

Former geological sciences graduate student under Pritchard is double award winner at ACE

Former geological sciences graduate student under Pritchard is double award winner at ACE

October 7, 2013

Stephen Holtkamp, M.S. '09, first ever to win two awards for same paper at ACE scientific meeting in Pittsburgh. Holtkamp's advisor at Cornell was Matt Pritchard. read more

Lohman receives Geodesy Section Award

Lohman receives Geodesy Section Award

August 29, 2013

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has given its 2013 Geodesy Section Award to Rowena Lohman. read more

Greenhouse warming: Cathles says "natural choice" for best results

Greenhouse warming: Cathles says "natural choice" for best results

August 28, 2013

Times Union commentary by Larry Cathles; Revkin dot.Earth and NoHotAir also pass this scientist's expert opinion to the public. read more

SkyTruth featured in Washington Post for frack mapping and tracking

SkyTruth featured in Washington Post for frack mapping and tracking

August 1, 2013

John Amos '85, SkyTruth President, uses remote sensing and satellite digital imaging technology to evaluate environmental impacts. read more

Dr. Klaus Jacob on natural hazards and NYC

Dr. Klaus Jacob on natural hazards and NYC

July 31, 2013

Jacobs gives perspective on natural disasters like Sandy's effect on New York City. read more

Mahowald elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Mahowald elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

July 26, 2013

Professor Natalie Mahowald's research on mineral aerosols and their impact on the climate system is recognized by AGU as she is elected a 2013 Fellow. read more

SES major Stephanie Sang '15 is RCPRS recipient

SES major Stephanie Sang '15 is RCPRS recipient

July 19, 2013

Stephanie Sang '15, undergraduate in the Science of Earth Systems major in EAS has received a Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholars award. read more

Lohman talks to CURIE audience

Lohman talks to CURIE audience

July 19, 2013

CURIE Academy students learn more about EAS from Professor Lohman. read more

Earthquakes and Injection Wells

Earthquakes and Injection Wells

July 11, 2013

Warning signs?: Keranen led study to investigate correlation between earthquakes and injection wells. read more

Roof of the World: First GSC-GSA Joint Scientific Meeting

Roof of the World: First GSC-GSA Joint Scientific Meeting

July 8, 2013

Roof of the World joint scientific meeting between the Geological Societies of America and China held in Chengdu, China June 17 - 19, 2013. read more

Mahlburg Kay and Brown comment on lithospheric research advances; continental collisions

Mahlburg Kay and Brown comment on lithospheric research advances; continental collisions

July 8, 2013

Science 5 July 2013 article details geologists' findings and plans for future research on Earth's lithosphere through SinoProbe and US EarthScope program. Cornell's Suzanne Mahlburg Kay and Larry... read more

Chilean earthquake made volcanoes sink

Chilean earthquake made volcanoes sink

July 2, 2013

Cornell earth scientists are trying to understand why several volcanoes near a 2010 earthquake in Chile sank several inches into the ground. read more

Aftershock Locations and Fault Rupture Areas

Aftershock Locations and Fault Rupture Areas

July 1, 2013

The increase in earthquakes in the continental interior of the US and more fluids being injected into the subsurface causes scientists to study connecting significance of these facts. read more

Kelleher wins Best Student Poster at the AMS Conference

Kelleher wins Best Student Poster at the AMS Conference

June 17, 2013

EAS Graduate Student Michael Kelleher won a "Best Student Poster Award" at the American Meteorologist Society's Conference on the Middle Atmosphere in June 2013 in Newport, RI. read more

Thompson keynote speaker at FUTORES meeting

Thompson keynote speaker at FUTORES meeting

June 2, 2013

"The Exploration Challenge" is John Thompson's keynote message June 2nd at James Cook University, Australia. read more

Allmendinger's NSF funded research in Atacama Desert provides million-year record of earthquakes

Allmendinger's NSF funded research in Atacama Desert provides million-year record of earthquakes

May 1, 2013

Ideal conditions to measure preserved cracks from earthquakes in Northern Chile's Iquique Gap over the past million years; Nature Geoscience publishes article on research. read more

Advances in the detection of transient seismic activity

Advances in the detection of transient seismic activity

May 1, 2013

The SCEC Geodetic Transient?Detection Validation Exercise by Rowena B. Lohman and Jessica R. Murray; Special focus of the Seismological Research Letters May/June issue. read more

"Learning to Live with Fossil Fuels", Sarewitz EAS Ph.D. '86

"Learning to Live with Fossil Fuels", Sarewitz EAS Ph.D. '86

April 26, 2013

The Atlantic features EAS alum, Sarewitz Ph.D. '86 article on fossil fuels. read more

Suzanne Mahlburg Kay elected GSA President

Suzanne Mahlburg Kay elected GSA President

April 25, 2013

The Geological Society of America officially elects Mahlburg Kay as its new President. read more

Engineering Learning Initiatives award to Adam Stewart

Engineering Learning Initiatives award to Adam Stewart

April 18, 2013

Stewart receives ELI research award read more

Mahowald receives Guggenheim award

Mahowald receives Guggenheim award

April 12, 2013

Guggenheim fellowship for Mahowald read more

Quake Near Iran Nuclear Plant

Quake Near Iran Nuclear Plant

April 10, 2013

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits southern Zagros Mountains. EAS alum Bill Barnhart of USGS reports to LiveScience. read more

CCAMS Middle School Science Fair

CCAMS Middle School Science Fair

April 1, 2013

CCAMS hosts Science Fair at Spencer VanEtten Middle School read more

Durham is NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient

Durham is NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient

March 29, 2013

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides three years of support. read more

Arctic ice loss amplified Superstorm Sandy violence

Arctic ice loss amplified Superstorm Sandy violence

March 4, 2013

Chronicle highlights Cornell's Greene, Monger's research; Bloomberg Businessweek Nov. 1, 2012 piece, "It's Global Warming, Stupid" also cites. read more

Geochemistry by William M. White

Geochemistry by William M. White

March 1, 2013

A comprehensive introduction to the field of geochemistry. read more

Forecasting ionospheric storms at the magnetic equator

Forecasting ionospheric storms at the magnetic equator

February 22, 2013

Team from EAS including David Hysell and Ph.D. student Ramin Jafari have been investigating convective ionospheric storms using the Jicamarca Radio Observatory near Lima, Peru. read more

Photo Chosen for 2013 International Volcano Calendar

Photo Chosen for 2013 International Volcano Calendar

February 20, 2013

IAVCEI's 2013 calendar features EAS graduate student photo. read more

Atmo Sci alum is America's Science Idol Winner

Atmo Sci alum is America's Science Idol Winner

February 15, 2013

AAAS chooses first "America's Science Idol" winner at its conference in Boston. read more

Blame Barney: Students' perception of T. rex is outdated

Blame Barney: Students' perception of T. rex is outdated

February 6, 2013

Students' perceptions of the Tyrannosaurus rex anatomy is still stuck in the early 1900s, according to a Cornell research team. read more

Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests

Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests

January 30, 2013

Though biofuels from algae hold great promise, Cornell researchers find that more innovation is needed to make the technology economically and energetically viable at a commercial scale. read more