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geological sciences field courses
Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas field course

volcanoes of the eastern sierra nevadas

Field course at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania

field geology and paleoanthropology in tanzania

G420 Regional Tectonic field trip

regional tectonic
field trip

G429 Field Course

field geology in the rocky mountains

Summer field courses at the IU Geologic Field Station

geology, hydrology, and geochemistry
in the rocky mountains


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David Dilcher

Geological SciencesProfessor Emeritus David Dilcher Co-Authored a paper in Proceedings B of The Royal Society Publishing

The evolutionary convergence of mid-Mesozoic lacewings and Cenozoic butterflies. Mid-Mesozoic kalligrammatid lacewings (Neuroptera) entered the fossil record 165 million years ago (Ma) and disappeared 45 Ma later. Extant papilionoid butterflies (Lepidoptera) probably originated 80–70 Ma, long after kalligrammatids became extinct.
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Chanh Kieu

Geological Sciences faculty member Chanh Kieu’s research is featured in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

A recent research study by Chanh Kieu is now featured in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society's November, 2015 issue. In this study, he was able to demonstrate for the first time the stable equilibrium of the hurricane maximum potential intensity (MPI) under the wind-induced surface heat exchange hypothesis. More information

IU Paleontology Collection seeking volunteers

Are you looking for a volunteer position?

The IU Paleontology Collection, located on the 5th floor of the Geology Building, is now open and available for research purposes. We are currently seeking volunteers from the IU and Bloomington community to help with the daily management of the collection. More information

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  • February 8: Heather DeShon, Southern Methodist University and Earthscope. Title: Death of a fault: a comparison of seismicity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone and North Texas
    4:00 p.m. GY126. Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Geology lobby.

Sigma Gamma Eplilon offers Tutoring In Geological Sciences

SGE tutoring sessions are held every Monday, 5-7 pm in G220. Contact Jeremiah Mickey for more information.

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