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Under Construction – New Website Coming Soon

A new department needs a new website.  So, this one is under construction, as with the new science complex on the northwest side of campus.  On August 1, 2020 UConn’s most famous rock (a thickly painted slab of gneiss called Spirit Rock) was moved from the construction site to it’s new location by an Anthropocene […]

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Professor Tammo Reichgelt

Assistant Professor in Residence Tammo Reichgelt Publishes in Climate of the Past

Assistant Professor in Residence Tammo Reichgelt recently published in the journal Climate of the Past.  His research on mummified plants and the associated publication has also received media attention.  See the links below for the publication and media coverage. https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/16/1509/2020/cp-16-1509-2020.html https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53842626 https://www.popsci.com/story/environment/fossilized-leaves-ancient-climate/

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Black in Geoscience

We must all do our part to support the sea-change in culture and politics regarding equality and justice for all peoples.  For many reasons, representation in geoscience by under-represented groups is lagging behind that of other fields at at all levels from student to emeritus faculty.  This recent posting from the American Geophysics Union — […]

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Fall 2020 Contact Information & Office Hours

The Department of Geosciences main office in Beach Hall 207 will be open on Thursdays during the Fall 2020 semester.  Please contact our Program Coordinator, Christin Donnelly, at christin.donnelly@uconn.edu to determine if an in person meeting is appropriate.  The majority if business should be conducted remotely.  Masks must be worn and social distancing must be practiced during all in office interactions.

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