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UVM Geology in your region and across the U.S.:

UVM Geology attends and presents at national Geological Society of America (GSA) meetings. Meetings are listed by month in our calendar of events. View the calendar.

"The Champlain Thrust" newsletter is a proud tradition for the Geology Department. We welcome your updates and we hope you'll read about what the department and each of you is up to.

Learn about the "Champlain Thrust" geologic feature: the world's oldest reef in the Champlain Islands.

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Ongoing Event: Geology Seminar Series

Sponsored by the Department of Geology Visiting Lecture Series

Note date change for lecture from 4/17/17 to 4/24/17

The Geology Department at UVM has a long tradition of professional seminars and short courses offered every semester. We gratefully acknowledge an endowment from the Lintilhac Foundation which allows us to bring visitors from around the country and world to give talks and interact with our faculty and students. All seminars are at 4:15 pm in Delehanty Hall room 219 -Spring Seminar Series University of Vermont, Trinity Campus. Refreshments served prior to the lecture in Room 316. For further information, contact Assistant Professor Julia Perdrial

Three seminars recorded live, see below:

See: Elizabeth Cottrell, Department of Mineral Sciences, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, sponsored by the GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program "Oxygen cycling through subduction zones and the generation of continents" recorded live 02/23/15

See: Marjorie Gale, Vermont Geological Survey "The 2011 Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont: Highlights, Transitions and Notes About the Journey" recorded live 11/03/2014

See: Frank Magilligan, Department of Geography, Dartmouth College NH "Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irene: Going from Field Impacts to Fluvial Theory and River Management" recorded live 10/27/2014



UVM Geology in the News

Paul Bierman led an international team of scientists and found three-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland Ice Sheet. Research Gaining International Attention.

Geology Excursion in the Teacher-Advisor Program (TAP) “The highlight of my ISEE experience was going out on geology excursions for various labs in the 'Geology of Lake Champlain Basin' class." (ISEE, Integrated Study of Earth and Environment)

Char Mehrtens, UVM geology professor involved with Perkins Museum of Geology for years, speaks about the VT Bedrock map, a new museum exhibit under construction, as an "important resource" in In This State: Whales, arrowheads, minerals come to life at the Perkins Our visitors "consider the place [museum] a gem of a resource."

Laura Web, in Under Pressure, (International Innovation - The leading global Dissemination Resource) reveals her research, which uses pioneering technology . . . to produce insights into the pressure and temperature histories that form rocks.

Paul Bierman and colleagues seek answers to the questions of climate change, in particular, to help answer a little understood—but most important—question: how fast will Greenland melt in a warming world? Read more: Ice Sheets, Isotopes & Musk-Ox Pizza, a polar scientist's tour of Greenland (Vermont Quarterly)

Other Events

For a listing of Diverse Environmental Events at UVM, such as Geology, Biology, Plant and Soil Sciences, CALS, Gund Institute, Rubenstein School, and the Food Spire see "Calendar of Environmental Seminars at UVM"

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