Department News

  • Blog #4 – Breakthrough to High Schools
    Last  year was a breakthrough year for the Department of Geosciences. Perhaps you noticed stronger support by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the addition of two full professors active in paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental research; the dean’s appointment of a new department head (Tracy Frank);  a near-doubling of our graduate student group; an 18% […]
    Posted on July 29, 2021
  • 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 […]
    Posted on May 20, 2021
  • 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 […]
    Posted on April 25, 2021
  • Paleoclimatology Review Article
    An international team of climate scientists, including UConn Department of Geosciences assistant professors Ran Feng and Clay Tabor, suggests that research centers around the world using numerical models to predict future climate change should include simulations of past climates in their evaluation and statement of their model performance. Link to the publication Link to the […]
    Posted on November 7, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on November 7, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on November 3, 2020
  • Geomicrobiology Class Field Trip
    On October 17th, Dr. Pieter Visscher’s Geomicrobiology class took a field trip to Barn Island in Stonington, CT.  They were able to take samples from the area and then return to the lab to look more closely at their findings.  The students were thrilled to be able to get out in the field and get […]
    Posted on October 26, 2020
  • New Site Launched!
    Welcome to the new Department of Geosciences website! Please have a look around. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!
    Posted on October 18, 2020
  • 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! Link to the publication Link to the media
    Posted on August 15, 2020
  • 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 — […]
    Posted on June 10, 2020