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2011 grad gives back to Penn State through major gift


Weeks after receiving his master's degree in geosciences from Penn State, Hiroshi Hamasaki decided to thank Hiroshi Ohmoto, his adviser and professor of geochemistry, with a $100,000 gift to... read more

Graduate student, Heather Graham, receives CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship


Fellowships are offered by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate students to conduct research in association with members... read more

Abstracts Subsmissions Timeline Set for Graduate Student Colloquium


The 44th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in the Department of Geosicences will be held March 16 and 17 in the EES Building.  Abstracts for this Colloquium will be accepted beginning Friday,... read more

Update from the Ice


We finished drilling the main borehole on New Year's Eve at a depth of 3404.7 meters, pretty much a day ahead of schedule. A few days of borehole logging followed and we have now started the last... read more

Rise of atmospheric oxygen more complicated than previously thought


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The appearance of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere probably did not occur as a single event, but as a long series of starts and stops, according to an international team of... read more