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geological sciences field courses
Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas field course

volcanoes of the eastern sierra nevadas

Field course at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania

GEOL X377/549
field geology and paleoanthropology in tanzania

G420 Regional Tectonic field trip

regional tectonic
field trip

G429 Field Course

field geology in the rocky mountains

Summer field courses at the IU Geologic Field Station

geology, hydrology, and geochemistry
in the rocky mountains


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President’s Medal presented to IU scholar David Dilcher

Dave Dilcher

Quoting the IU Newsroom: Eminent scholars in paleobotany and in cinema studies at Indiana University Bloomington were presented with the highest honor an Indiana University president can bestow.

David Dilcher, professor emeritus of biology and geology, and James Naremore, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in communication and culture, English and comparative literature, received the President’s Medal for Excellence at a ceremony at IUB on October 20, 2016. More information

Carl Rexroad

In memory: Dr. Carl Rexroad

From Dr. John Steinmetz, Indiana State Geologist Emeritus: It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Dr. Carl Rexroad. He died quietly on the morning of Thursday, October 27, with his wife Carol at his side. More information


Curiosity Rover: IU Geological Sciences Mars research

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If you would like to donate to IU Geological Sciences, click on "Give Now" to view the opportunities for supporting the Department, including the Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship and the N. Gary Lane Paleontology Collection Fund.


Events and Outreach

Colloquia Information |

  • October 31: Leah Morgan, USGS Title: VPrecision and accuracy in 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and its application to the Middle- to Late-Acheulean at Hugub, Ethiopia.
  • 4:00 p.m. GY126. Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Geology lobby.

Tutoring study hours with GeoClub

GeoClub is hosting tutoring/study hours again this semester, every Monday from 5:00pm-7:00pm in room G24.

ScIU Conversations in Science

A new blog about the research going on in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU launched on August 22nd. GeoSci graduate student Anna Nowicki Jesse is a member of the editorial board and a writer for the blog.

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