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  • Be sure to check out Kane County's Green Night Out at the Movies event on Saturday, 3/11, in Batavia. Faculty members Reed Scherer and Ross Powell will be panelists for a post-screening discussion of climate change. - March 8th, 2017
  • Reed Scherer's research was recently highlighted on The Academic Minute - a segment that is broadcast on many National Public Radio stations across the country. - January 5th, 2017
  • Professor Mark Frank has been named one of the inaugural winners of the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. - December 6th, 2016
  • The 2016 GEOGRAM is ready for viewing. For faster and more accurate viewing please download the file and view it with Acrobat Reader - November 14th, 2016
  • Reed Scherer and colleagues solve a longstanding climate change mystery. - September 20th, 2016
  • PhD student Tim Hodson had an interview with LiveScience about our Antarctic field work. Press release by NSF. - May 17th, 2016
  • PhD student Tim Hodson is mentioned in NSF publication: What lies beneath West Antarctica? Early career researchers publish new insights into Antarctic subglacial lakes. - April 29th, 2016
  • Geologist Reed Scherer to deliver Board of Trustees Professor Seminar. The presentation “Big Ice Sheets, Big Science and Tiny Fossils in a Changing World” and Q&A take place on March 28 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Refreshments are served at 11:30 am. All are welcome; no registration is required.
  • Charles Hostetler, Senior Program Manager at PDC Technical Services, Inc. will present "Our evolving understanding of the unconfined aquifer beneath the Hanford site: Implications for waste disposal and operational design" in Davis Hall 308 on Friday, March 4th at 11am. All are welcome.
  • M.S. student Jason Coenen will serve as a shipboard micropaleontologist on IODP expedition #361.  He will help collect ocean sediment cores from near South Africa and Madagascar. - January 19, 2016

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Graduate student funding available for paleoclimate research. (see details)