News & Events

News

The Department of Earth Science invites applications for an Electronics Engineer position.  For more info, and to apply: http://jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=189266

 

The Department of Earth Science invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geophysics, starting July 1, 2016.  For more info, please read the PDF Qualified applicants may apply at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00483

  • Professor John Crowell

Professor John Crowell, member of the National Academy of Sciences and a professor in Earth Science at UCSB from 1967 until his retirement, passed away on May 13, 2015.  For more information, please see http://bit.ly/JohnCrowell

  • Professor David Valentine

Professor David Valentine's article, "5 key things we learned about oil spills from the Gulf Coast disaster," appeared in the April 23, 2015 PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/5-key-things-we-learned-about-oil-spills-from-the-gulf-coast-disaster/#

Applications are invited for possible temporary Lecturer appointments (part-time) during the 2015-16 academic year in the following areas:  Earth Systems, Biogeology, Geochemistry, Geology, and Geophysics.

Applicants must possess an M.S. or Ph.D. in Earth Science and be prepared to teach introductory courses, have an emphasis in one or more of the substantive areas above, and have at least one year of teaching experience.   Applications will be kept active for consideration for all appropriate vacancies within the department for one year.  Applicants must submit a new letter each academic year to retain eligibility.  Deadline to apply is June 30, 2015.

Events

  • Jonathan Harvey

Jon Harvey will present his PhD defense entitled "Along-strike tectonic and topographic variability in the central Himalaya" at 1:00 PM on Thursday in Webb Hall 1025.

  1. June 25, 2015 - 1:00pm
  • Forrest Horton

Forrest Horton will present his PhD defense on Friday, June 5th at 10:00 AM in PSB-South 2711.  His defense will consist of three parts.  Part 1 is entitled: Himalayan gneiss dome formation in the middle crust and exhumation by normal faulting.  Part 2 is entitled: Focused radiogenic heating of middle crust to ultrahigh temperature in southern Madagascar.  Part 3 is entitled: Phosphorus derived from the weathering of large igneous provinces fertilized the Neoproterozoic ocean.

  1. June 5, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Dr. Rainer Helmig

Dr. Rainer Helmig, of the University of Stuttgart, will give a talk at Speakers Club entitled Evaluating the Competitive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater.

  1. May 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
  • Beau Gentry, Brenna Quigley

Beau Gentry and Brenna Quigley, both UCSB Earth Science graduate students, will each give a talk at Speakers Club this Thursday.  Beau's talk is entitled "Timing and Styles of Dike Emplacement in the SW Whipple Mountains, CAImplications for the rotation of the footwall of the Whipple Detachment fault." Brenna's talk is entitled "Investigation of Controls for Gold Mineralization in the Rochford District, Black Hills, South Dakota." 

  1. May 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
  • Samantha Gwizd, Miranda Stripe and Luyuan Ding

Samantha Gwizd, Miranda Stripe and Luyuan Ding, all three of whom are UCSB graduate students, will give talks at Speakers Club on Thursday.  Samantha's talk is entitled Paleoceanography of the Eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean: Dissolution cycles in the stratigraphic record, Miranda's talk is entitled Enigmatic fossils from the middle Cambrian of Australia and Luyuan's talk is entitled Stress Drop Uncertainty for Central California Earthquakes.

  1. May 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

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