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.
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.
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).