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Tiny shelled creatures shed light on extinction and recovery

1/26/2011

An asteroid strike may not only account for the demise of ocean and land life 65 million years ago, but the fireball's path and the resulting dust, darkness and toxic metal contamination may explain the geographic unevenness of extinctions and recovery, according to Penn State geoscientists.

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Annual program helps elementary students dig into geosciences

1/22/2011

As part of the annual outreach program, "Shake, Rattle & Rocks," department faculty and graduate students designed and presented seven interactive sessions to help introduce fifth graders to basic natural science concepts from microbes to plate tectonics. Nearly 600 State College Area School District students participated in the program's sessions. Learn more at http://live.psu.edu/story/50582

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Marcellus Shale: Just the Latest Pennsylvania Energy Source

1/22/2011

Rudy Slingerland recently spoke about the Marcellus Shale at a Huddle with the Faculty presentation. Read more about his presentation in the Penn Stater Magazine.

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Bralower to step down as Head of Geosciences Department

1/22/2011

Tim Bralower has been a key member of the leadership team in EMS since his arrival on campus. After eight years of unsurpassed excellence, he has announced his intention to step down as Head of Geosciences, effective June 30, 2011. He will rejoin the faculty as Professor of Geosciences.

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Freeman Elected a Fellow of the Geochemical Society

1/22/2011

Professor Kate Freeman has been elected a Fellow of the Geochemical Society. This is a major honor for Kate who has established a long record of innovation at the forefront of organic geochemistry. Dr. Freeman is also a respected national leader in graduate education.

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