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geological sciences field courses
Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas field course

volcanoes of the eastern sierra nevadas

Field course at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania

GEOL X377/549
field geology and paleoanthropology in tanzania

G420 Regional Tectonic field trip

regional tectonic
field trip

G429 Field Course

field geology in the rocky mountains

Summer field courses at the IU Geologic Field Station

geology, hydrology, and geochemistry
in the rocky mountains


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Department To Change Its Name and Update Curriculum

From the Bloomington Herald Times: IU geology department plans new name, new offerings.

By Michael Reschke | 812-331-4370 | 1/16/2017

"The Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University is in the process of changing its name to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. If approved, the name change will coincide with a curriculum change in time for the fall 2017 semester."

Preparations are now underway for these changes, which hopefully will be approved and in effect sometime during the 2017-18 academic year. Read more from the HT article

In Memory: Professor Erle Kauffman

Erle Galen Kauffman, 83, Professor Emeritus, Geological Sciences at Indiana University, died peacefully at home December 16, 2016 after a long illness. Erle was acknowledged as a master teacher, researcher and mentor, advancing the education of many through his passion for learning, rigorous science, and generosity of ideas. Erle held an academic position at IUB since 1996. Read more about his life


Attention all Field Station Alums

We recently sent you an invitation to join us at the annual alumni gathering in Houston, TX. The date has been changed to Friday, January 20, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at the Saint Arnold Brewing Company. The address is 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020.

Go to this link to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

Curiosity Rover: IU Geological Sciences Mars research


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If you would like to donate to IU Geological Sciences, click on "Give Now" to view the opportunities for supporting the Department, including the Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship and the N. Gary Lane Paleontology Collection Fund.

Events and Outreach

Colloquia Information |

  • January 23: Sarah Penniston-Dorland, University of Maryland. Title: Strength and heat in the subduction channel: Evidence from metamorphic rocks and geodynamic models.
  • 4:00 p.m. GY126. Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Geology lobby.

ScIU Conversations in Science

There is a new blog about the research going on in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU. GeoSci graduate student Anna Nowicki Jesse is a member of the editorial board and a writer for the blog.

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