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'Historic Ice,' talk continue Mann's climate change series

'Historic Ice,' talk continue Mann's climate change series

November 5, 2015

Mann Library is highlighting climate change, along with faculty work and student opportunities in this critical area of study, in a yearlong series of special programming including lectures and... read more

Study in Decline of Cod and Gulf of Maine's Warming Waters

Study in Decline of Cod and Gulf of Maine's Warming Waters

November 2, 2015

Andrew Pershing, PhD '01, chief scientific officer at Gulf of Maine Research Institute is first author of study reported by NY Times. read more

Greenland's Ice Sheet is Porous Like Swiss Cheese

Greenland's Ice Sheet is Porous Like Swiss Cheese

October 29, 2015

UCLA professor and Cornell geology alum, Larry Smith '96 and team collected data to create new model for measuring ice melt. read more

Students deploy seismometers to gain underground view

Students deploy seismometers to gain underground view

October 21, 2015

Cornell undergraduate students from a geophysics class will deploy a network of 15 seismometers around campus into the late fall, through which they will collect data for a year. read more

Wilhelm's Mars research receives media attention

Wilhelm's Mars research receives media attention

October 9, 2015

EAS alumna Mary Beth Wilhelm, B.S.'12 and co-authors publish paper giving strong evidence of contemporary water on Mars. read more

Hamburger MS '82; PhD '86 is 2015-16 Jefferson Science Fellow

Hamburger MS '82; PhD '86 is 2015-16 Jefferson Science Fellow

September 9, 2015

Professor of geophysics at Indiana University is serving as a science advisor on foreign policy issues during fellowship administered by the National Academy of Science. read more

Division of Polar Programs Facebook post of DEMs

Division of Polar Programs Facebook post of DEMs

September 4, 2015

Mike Willis on NSF funded team who will develop high-resolution topographic maps of the Arctic; Alaska region included read more

Glacier expert Willis named to Arctic mapping team

Glacier expert Willis named to Arctic mapping team

September 3, 2015

Michael Willis, Cornell earth and atmospheric sciences research associate, has been named to the ArcticDEM scientific team that will – for the first time – create high-resolution topographical Arctic... read more

Can Paleo History Help Restore Oyster Reefs?

Can Paleo History Help Restore Oyster Reefs?

September 2, 2015

"By digging into an oyster reef, scientists can access the shells of previous generations from centuries – and even millennia – gone by." read more

Suzanne Kay to Receive Dr. Luis Federico Leloir Prize in Argentina

Suzanne Kay to Receive Dr. Luis Federico Leloir Prize in Argentina

September 1, 2015

Argentine Ministry of Science, Technology, and Productive Innovation will present Leloir award in November read more

Alan Cohn, B.S. '04 Receives 2015 McCloy Fellowship

Alan Cohn, B.S. '04 Receives 2015 McCloy Fellowship

August 10, 2015

Cohn, Climate Change Director for NYC Environmental Protection, will use McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Policy to complete research. read more

Abers Elected 2015 AGU Fellow

Abers Elected 2015 AGU Fellow

July 30, 2015

EAS Professor Geoff Abers has been elected a member or the 2015 Class of American Geophysical Union Fellows. read more

The Geological Society of America names Strecker Honorary Fellow; Squyres Receives 2015 Presidential Medal.

The Geological Society of America names Strecker Honorary Fellow; Squyres Receives 2015 Presidential Medal.

July 22, 2015

EAS alumnus and adjunct professor, Manfred Strecker becomes GSA Honorary Fellow; Steve Squyres, an alum and member of the geological sciences graduate field awarded 2015 President's Medal. read more

Pritchard Receives 2015 Geodesy Section Award from the AGU

Pritchard Receives 2015 Geodesy Section Award from the AGU

June 24, 2015

The American Geophysical Union's choice for its 2015 Geodesy Section Award is Cornell's Matt Pritchard. read more

Willemann's EWTN Nightly News Report Includes Earthquake Science

Willemann's EWTN Nightly News Report Includes Earthquake Science

June 22, 2015

Raymond Willemann '86 reports about the Nepal Earthquake on EWTN Nightly News. read more

EAS Senior receives 2015  SUNY Chancellor's Award; CALS Academic Excellence Award; Named Merrill Scholar

EAS Senior receives 2015 SUNY Chancellor's Award; CALS Academic Excellence Award; Named Merrill Scholar

June 2, 2015

Atmospheric science major, Aaron Match '15, receives Chancellor's Award, CALS Academic Excellence Award,and chosen as a 2015 Merrill Scholar. read more

McDonnell, Michaelides, and Sang chosen as Exceptional Seniors

McDonnell, Michaelides, and Sang chosen as Exceptional Seniors

May 22, 2015

Three SES majors have been chosen as 2015 Exceptional Seniors by the College of Arts and Sciences. read more

Seismicity up, lava lake down at Kilauea

Seismicity up, lava lake down at Kilauea

May 13, 2015

Geologist, Matt Patrick B.S. '99, on the scene for the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to monitor rise of second largest lava lake on Earth at Halema'uma'u Crater. read more

Wysocki is Wise Council

Wysocki is Wise Council

April 30, 2015

PeriodiCALS includes article about CALS Student Advisory Council and Mark Wysocki's involvement. read more

Register for Webinar June 1: Part II Springcasting

Register for Webinar June 1: Part II Springcasting

April 29, 2015

How did we do? What have we learned? What's next: Ault webinar on June 1. read more

Impact of Food Choices on the Environment

Impact of Food Choices on the Environment

April 22, 2015

Monger authors Earth Day newsletter article for Healthy Food for a Sustainable Planet read more

Weather Underground

Weather Underground

April 13, 2015

The New Yorker: In the fall of 2011, students in Katie Keranen’s seismology course at the University of Oklahoma buried portable seismograph stations around the campus, in anticipation of a football... read more

Three EAS Graduate Students Receive NSF Fellowships

April 10, 2015

Kay and Keranen's students Lambert, Lehman, Peterson receive three year NSF fellowships. read more

Lohman Receives Tenure and Promotion

Lohman Receives Tenure and Promotion

April 10, 2015

College of Engineering grants tenure to Rowena Lohman of EAS. read more

Wysocki receives 2015 Professor of Merit Award

Wysocki receives 2015 Professor of Merit Award

April 9, 2015

2015 CALS Professor of Merit Award goes to Mark Wysock. read more

Toby Ault on "Springcasting"

Toby Ault on "Springcasting"

March 6, 2015

New for 2015, Ault explains how springcasting works. read more

Thompson receives Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences 2015 Mentorship Medal

Thompson receives Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences 2015 Mentorship Medal

February 25, 2015

Established in 2008, the CFES/FCST mentorship award recognizes an earth scientist from Canadian industry, academia, or government. read more

Special Tribute to Thompson at AMEBC "RoundUp" conference

February 25, 2015

Thompson honored at conference in Vancouver attended by 6000 international delegates. read more

High Poisson's ratio of Earth's inner core explained by carbon alloying

High Poisson's ratio of Earth's inner core explained by carbon alloying

February 25, 2015

Mainak Mookherjee shares credit for newly published Nature Geoscience article. read more

Istotope Geochemistry

Istotope Geochemistry

February 13, 2015

New book out by Prof. Bill White provides a comprehensive introduction to radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry. read more

Greenland's disappearing lakes

Greenland's disappearing lakes

January 21, 2015

Research shows that two lakes beneath the ice sheets of Greenland have disappeared. read more

Atmospheric warming heats the bottom of ice sheets, as well as the top

Atmospheric warming heats the bottom of ice sheets, as well as the top

January 21, 2015

EAS glaciologist Mike Willis' findings about atmospheric warming and its effect on the critical zone at the base of Greenland's ice. read more