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Heaney and Bice honored at Wilson Banquet


It was another great night for the Department at the Wilson Banquet.    Professor Peter Heaney won the Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching.  I can’t tell you how well deserved this award is for... read more

Terry Engelder featured in Time Magazine article on gas shale.


For more than a decade, Bonnie Burnett and her husband Truman have owned a second home in the hilly farmland of Bradford County, in northeastern Pennsylvania. It was a getaway for the Burnetts (... read more

Richard Alley to Host PBS Special on Climate Change


Richard Alley, Evan Pugh professor of geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, is hosting a new PBS special on climate change and sustainable energy called "Earth: The... read more

Kump Named Department Head


Dean Easterling announced today that Lee Kump was named the next Department Head of Geosciences. His appointment commences July 1, 2011. Dr. Kump is a recognized authority on ocean-atmosphere... read more

Mann Elected to Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section of AAAS


Michael Mann has been elected to a 4 year term as Member-at-Large of Section W of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This section, Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences,... read more