Department of Geosciences

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News Archives

April 2016

Q&A with Arden Wells, Future Geoscientist, Newest NSF Fellow

March 2016

UT Dallas places 2nd at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Imperial Barrell Award Program

Scientist's Space Weather Work Gets Support from Air Force Grant

UT Dallas Joins National Network to Grow STEM Teaching Force

Project Aims to Make Breathing Easier by Mapping Air Quality

More than 1,200 Students Earn Spots on Dean's List for Fall Semester

Students, Alumni Network with Companies at Career Expo

February 2016

Feedback Sought for Ways to Increase Student Success

Teaching Excellence at Core of New Center

January 2016

New Theory Turns Back Clock on Conditions Behind Universe's Origin

November 2015

President Wildenthal Details Progress of University at Annual Address

Enrollment Growth Stays on Pace to Exceed Strategic Plan Goals

Elite Students Invited to Join Phi Kappa Phi

Findings Rock Long-Held Assumptions about Ancient Mass Extinction

October 2015

For Alumni, Center Will Be Place to Call Home

New Hires Expand Depth and Breadth of Natural Sciences Faculty

Supporters' Generosity Benefits UT Dallas on North Texas Giving Day

Tests of Mind, Body Unite in Karate Club

Immersive Research Fellowship Inspires UT Dallas Undergraduates

Sancar Is UT Dallas' First Nobel-Winning Alum

'Minecraft' Mod Offers World of Scholarships, Learning Opportunities

Tradition Brings Families Back Together for Day of Fun, Food

September 2015

Professors Earn Top Honors as Titans of Tech

New Group Joins Expanding List of University's Terry Scholars

Gifts to UT Dallas Will Get a Boost on North Texas Giving Day

Clark Scholars Dive into Research Through Summer Program

U.S. News Gives UT Dallas High Marks for Diversity, Low Student Debt

Student Ambassadors Play Key Role as University Connection

Mexican Undergraduates Conduct Research with Faculty Mentors

August 2015

Freshmen, Parents Get Helping Hand on Residence Hall Move-In Day

Faculty Members Create University Legacies Through Planned Gifts

University Unveils Improved North Mall, Extension to Loop Road

July 2015

Slideshow: Students Find Fresh Start — From Move-In Day to Finals

McDermott Scholars Exhibit Array of Abilities

June 2015

Over 1,000 Students Earn Spots on Dean's List for Spring Semester

Juneteenth Celebration to Commemorate Day That Defined Freedom

UT Dallas Program Promotes STEM Careers for Young Women

Recipients of NSM Teaching Awards Go the Extra Mile for Students

Faculty, Students Honored for Creative Works; Newly Tenured Lauded

Rings, Sentiments at Ceremony a Reflection of Dedication to Education

Photographer Captures the Still, Changing Life of the University

May 2015

Three Undergrad Researchers Receive Goldwater Scholarships

Spring Graduates to Celebrate at 8 Ceremonies

Full Picture of Undergrad Projects Comes into Focus at Poster Contest

April 2015

University Plants Seeds of Science at Dallas Arboretum for Earth Day

Bioenergy Specialist to Deliver Clowes Memorial Lecture on April 22

'Science' Editor to Discuss Methods to Reduce Climate Change

UT Dallas to Promote Undergraduate Research During Annual Exhibition of Excellence

March 2015

More than 1,100 Students Earn Spots on Dean's List for Fall Semester

December 2014

Achievements of Students Take Center Stage During Fall Graduation Ceremonies

November 2014

Founding Geosciences Faculty Member Reflects on Campus Journey

Expertise in Math, Natural Sciences Multiplies with Professor Additions

August 2014

Geosciences Lecturer Dives Deep into the Abyss on Pacific Expedition

As University and Enrollment Grow, Services Expand to Make Navigating Campus Easier

July 2014

More than 950 Named to Dean's List for Spring 2014 Semester

June 2014

Science Counselor Earns Campuswide Advisor of the Year Award

May 2014

NSM Honors Teachers, Advisor for Dedication, Service to Students

Family, Friends Celebrate Accomplishments of Newest Graduates

April 2014

University Achieves $200 Million Campaign Goal

Tuesday's Total Lunar Eclipse Ushers in Series of Four

March 2014

Professor Uses Satellite Data, Plant Biology to Track Water Usage

15 Distinguished Faculty Members Honored at Investiture Ceremony

Inspirational, Nobel-Winning Scientist to Deliver Clark Lecture

Opportunity Funds Are Increasingly Popular Way to Support UT Dallas

February 2014

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Adds Expertise to Ranks

January 2014

Industry Support Drives Geosciences Department's Evolution

December 2013

University Remembers Founding Faculty Member Istvan Ozsváth

Rescheduled Graduation Draws Thousands to Honor Fall Class of 2013

July 2013

Mathematician Helps Reveal Mysteries Beneath Earth's Surface

May 2013

NSM Awards Recognize Exemplary Teaching and Staff Service

Solar Flares May Interrupt GPS Navigation, Researcher Says

Professor Uses Language of Math to Describe Natural Phenomena

UT Dallas to Celebrate More Than 3,000 New Grads

April 2013

Sally Ride Festival Draws Hundreds of Budding Scientists

UTeach Dallas Meets Fundraising Challenge, Receives $2 Million

October 2012

School of Natural Sciences and Math Celebratesits Roots in Research Center a Half Century Ago

Investiture Ceremonies to Recognize FacultyHolding Endowed Chairs and Professorships

September 2012

UT Dallas Student Catches Jupiter Fireball on Video

August 2012

Clark Research Program Spans University’s History

July 2012

Geophysics Society to Bestow Highest Honor on Professor

Solar Car Project Shines Light on Camp for High-Schoolers

May 2012

Sky Watchers Await a Rare Celestial Experience

Grad Ceremonies Celebrate Journeys Ending — and Beginning

Student Champion of Environment Wins Udall Award

April 2012

Competition Spotlights Top Undergrad Research

Math and Science Teacher Program Gets a Boost

Realize the Vision: University Celebrates First Campaign

February 2012

Two UT Dallas Papers Honored by Geophysics Society

Researchers Find Rare Life in Pacific Ocean's Depths

Investiture Ceremonies Begin New Tradition

UT Dallas to Honor Faculty in Endowed Chairs, Professorships in Week of Investiture Ceremonies

Sister Institutions Make Plans to Collaborate on Research

January 2012

Largest Ever Cohort Named to Fall Dean’s List

Company’s Investment Benefits Geosciences Students

December 2011

UT Dallas Family, Friends Celebrate Newest Grads

Grant Aids Push to Train Math and Science Teachers

August 2011

Prof Selected to Lead Geological Society of America

Students give to scholarship fund in lieu of birthday gift for professor.

April 2011

Space Summoned 'Elite Scientists' featuring Alumnus James Reilly
(AAPG Explorer)

2011 Department Newsletter

March 2011

UT Dallas Quake Experts Watching Events in Japan and Region

June 2010

NS&M Names Geosciences Prof Outstanding Teacher

January 2010

Haiti Events Offer Insight, Chance to Help

Ancient Volcanic Eruptions Still Taking Lives

December 2009

A Conversation With Robert Rutford

November 2009

UT Dallas Geophysical Consortium at SEG 09

March 2009

Announcing the George McMechan Student Support Fund

Geosciences Grad Students Showcase Research

GeoNews Department Newsletter Volume 1

February 2009

Professor Journeys Once More Into the Deep

August 2008

New Geosciences Dept Head Leads Field Research in Western USA and Southern Italy

Spring '09 Geological Society of America meeting will be hosted at UT Dallas

July 2008

Researchers Link Kidney Stones to Climate Change

University of Idaho Geologist to Head UT Dallas Department of Geosciences

Graduate Student Earns Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Scholarship

June 2008

Researchers Plan Voyage Near Bottom of Sea

UT Dallas Geology Students Find River Water is Better Than Bottled - At Least in the Rio Gallinas

May 2008

UT Dallas, Louisiana State University, & Univeristy of Idaho Professors Provide Rapid Response to Image Large Texas Sinkhole

April 2008

Kusch Lecture to Study 3-D Imaging of Energy Resources

Geologist Will Give a History Lesson on Dallas

January 2008

U.S. Coal Panel Taps Expertise of Dr. Finkelman

With Moon Dirt in Demand, Business is Booming

Geoscientist Finds Surprise Hidden in the Pacific

November 2007

Announcing the James L. Carter Scholarship Fund

June 2007

Former President Robert Rutford Named President Emeritus at UT Dallas

Geosciences Research Professor Dr. Finkelman invited to be a keynote speaker at Environmin 2007 Conference, in South Africa

UT Dallas Lecturer Develops Earth Science Training Program for Elementary School Teachers

April 2007

Geosciences Students Find Human Skull

Our Changing Greenhouse: The Importance of CO2 (Public Sigma XI Lecture)

Geosciences undergraduate Alex Biholar answers 'Why geology?' in Modest Proposal

New Research Suggests Tidal Motion Influences Flow of The Rutford Ice Stream

March 2007

UT Dallas Geosciences Student Wins SCAUG Student Competition

UT Dallas Geosciences Student Receives 'Best Poster' Award at the AAPG/SEG Student Expo

Antarctic Peak named for Robert Rutford, UT Dallas Professor, Former President

February 2007

UT Dallas Geoscientist Stern to Help Lead International Field Conference in Egypt

December 2006

UT Dallas Geosciences Department Founder Passes Away

July 2006

UT Dallas Geoscientist to Present Findings At 1st International Snowball Earth Conference

June 2006

UT Dallas Geoscientist Helps Convene Wyoming Conference on Plate Tectonics

May 2006

UTD Scientist Co-authors Nature Paper Describing Undersea Volcanic Eruptions

April 2006

Seven UTD Faculty Members Win $584,000 In Texas Advanced Research Program Awards


  • Updated: April 18, 2016