News & Events

News

  • Dr. Matt Jackson

Professor Matt Jackson has recently been awarded his second prestigious prize in the last two months.   This time Dr. Jackson was selected for AGU's Hisashi Kuno Award for Volcanology, Geochemistry & Petrology.  In June of this year, Dr. Jackson received the F.W. Clarke Medal.

Twenty-three undergraduate Geology majors, eight graduate students, and four professors spent two weeks in Iceland, where they circumnavigated the island, explored young volcanoes and geothermal centers, and mapped the extent of tsunami waves produced by a large landslide into a caldera that occurred only hours earlier.

Edhat news story about the Iceland fieldtrip

  • Professor Cathy Busby

Professor Cathy Busby was selected as the 2014-2015 Distinguished Lecturer of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

  • Geology journal (July 2014)

The July 2014 issue of journal GEOLOGY features this cover photo of recent research conducted by Professor Frank Spera and former UCSB Earth Science undergraduate  Constance Christensen.The project was a joint endeavor between  UCSB anthropologist Anabel Ford, Spera, Christensen and two researchers from UCLA, Kevin Coffey and Axel Schmitt.

The Earth Science Dept. is seeking a motivated individual for the position of Mechanical Shop...

Events

  • Stephanie Mendes

Stephanie Mendes will present her PhD defense

  1. June 16, 2014 - 11:00am
  • Annual Awards Ceremony

The Department of Earth Science will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony in which undergraduate and...

  1. June 5, 2014 - 2:00pm
  • Xiangyu Li

Xiangyu Li will present his PhD defense entitled "Multiple double couple analysis of recent large earthquakes and its application in detecting the dynamic stress triggering events" in Webb Hall 1025.

  1. August 28, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
  • Michael Stearns

Michael Stearns will present his PhD defense entitled "Evolution of the Pamir deep crust: the petrochronology record of orogenic thickening and exhumation" on Thursday, July 31 at 12:00 PM  in the MSI Auditorium (1st floor).

  1. July 31, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Lauren Simkins

Lauren Simkins will present her PhD defense entitled "Antarctic raised beaches: Insight on geochronology, relative sea level, and coastal processes."

  1. July 14, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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