Archive for 2018

Hawaii is just so amazing

I hope you’re all paying attention to the phenomenal footage from Hawaii!  From the first cracks in driveways to the sputtering lava fountains to the mighty rivers of lava flowing to the sea…  How awesome is our planet!  Laura was there on vacation in January, and there was no indication that a major eruption was […]

Nobel Conference 2018, starring Geology! Tickets on sale now!

The 2018 Nobel Conference is titled “Living Soil: The Universe Underfoot”, with geology center stage!  Laura is co-chairing the conference with Jim Dontje, the director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation, and Julie and several GEO students are deeply involved in planning and hosting.  We have a crazy-talented set of speakers who will address […]

Welcome to Dr. Rory McFadden

The Gustavus Geology Department welcomes Rory McFadden as our new tenure-track professor!  Rory will teach the solid earth parts of geology, including the courses Earth Materials (previously known as Mineralogy), Petrology, Structural Geology, in addition to our intro courses and research seminars. Rory taught at Gustavus this past year as a one-year visiting professor, including […]