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Ancient plankton-like microfossils span two continents


 A'ndrea Elyse MesserJuly 13, 2017   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Large, robust, lens-shaped microfossils from the approximately 3.4 billion-year-old Kromberg Formation of the Kaapvaal craton... read more

Lee Kump, Named Dean of Earth and Mineral Sciences


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Lee Kump, a University faculty member and leading paleoclimatologist, has been named the new dean of Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, pending approval of... read more

Graham and interdisciplinary team awarded PNAS Cozzarelli Prize


   The paper, "Timing and causes of mid-Holocene mammoth extinction on St. Paul Island, Alaska," was among six papers selected to receive the 2017 Cozzarelli Prize. The Cozzarelli Prize is an award... read more

Movements of the body, movements of the Earth


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jen Taylor hadn't taken any dance classes before coming to college. After graduation this spring, she will leave with several years' experience not only dancing but teaching... read more

Retiring Engelder’s expertise helped fueled natural gas boom across nation


Fifty-eight years ago, Terry Engelder wasn’t yet a world-renowned geoscientist. He was a kid with a keen interest in science, a passion ignited by the space race and fueled by the funds that flowed... read more