New Epoch for UConn Geosciences!

This summer, two distinguished full professors will be traveling east from Lincoln, Nebraska to usher in a new epoch for UConn geoscience. On August 23, Tracy Frank will become the new head of the Department of Geosciences within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her husband, Chris Fielding, will become one of our geoscience […]

Have an Earth Science Question?

Have a question related to the Earth sciences? The experts in the Department of Geosciences are here to help. Introducing Ask a Geoscientist! We can help answer questions ranging from “What is this strange rock I found in my backyard?” to “How did this valley form?” to “What led to this unusual cloud?” Simply fill […]

Anthropocene Exhibition at the Benton

The human epoch exhibition supports the teaching of a new introductory environmental literacy and science course offered by the Department of Geosciences at the University of Connecticut, GSCI 1000E The Human Epoch. The Human Epoch: Living in the Anthropocene is curated by Robert Thorson, Department Head and Professor, Geosciences, with Amanda Douberley, Assistant Curator/Academic Liaison, William […]

Now Hiring Department Head!

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a faculty and administrative leadership position as the Department Head starting August 2021. The field of specialty is open; however, candidates whose research focuses on water within natural and/or human systems are highly encouraged to apply. The Department of Geosciences at the University […]

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 — […]