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COVID-19 and Earth Sciences Department

Earth Sciences COVID-19 Operational Statement In order to reduce the risk of exposure to students, staff, and faculty, and in response to the emergent COVID‐19 situation, the Earth Sciences office will have limited staffing for the coming weeks. Updates about university closures can be found here ...

Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this schedule is in flux.  Please see the UO Coronavirus page for the most current updates to university operations.  Seminars will not be held on campus while classes are in modified operations requiring students to use remote-study.  We may hold Spring seminars ...

Winter Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks are on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall.

Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. January 8: Dara Goldberg, University of Oregon Title: How does earthquake rupture evolve? A multi-instrument approach to earthquake observation and modeling ...

Fall Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks are on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall.

Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. October 2: ERTH Department reception – no seminar THURSDAY October 3: **Please note, this seminar is taking place in Cascade 200** Tony Irving, ...

Welcome New Grad Students, 2019!

Nicole Abib graduated with a B.S. in Earth Science from Cornell University and a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University. At the University of Oregon, she will work with David Sutherland to better understand ice-ocean interactions in a changing climate. In the past, her research ...

UO Earth Sciences hosts 2nd Annual Volc-OR conference!

The 2nd annual Volc-OR (Volcanology Students of Oregon) conference was held at the University of Oregon, April 11-12, 2019. Over 60 students from 4 regional universities and colleges attended and nearly half presented their research in oral or poster sessions. Laboratory tours of the facilities at ...

In Memoriam: Alexander “Mac” McBirney

We regretfully announce the passing of our colleague and Professor Emeritus, Alexander “Mac” McBirney.  Please see the links below that include a tribute from  Dana Johnston, the University of Oregon news release, and his official obituary. AGU announcement “Around the O” ...

Winter 2019 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks are on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall.

Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. January 9: Nicole Gasparini, Tulane Title: The influence of rainfall patterns on bedrock river incision in Hawaii January 16: Erin Pettit, Oregon State ...

Register Guard article features work by Doug Toomey

Our own Professor Doug Toomey’s work with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network on the earthquake early warning system is featured in the news!  See the full Register Guard article here.

Digging into the Eagle Crest fire’s aftermath

In the aftermath of the Eagle Crest fire, Josh Roering is investigating the relationship between fire and landslides in the Columbia River Gorge Scenic area.  For the full story, click here: https://around.uoregon.edu/fire-and-slide?utm_source=ato12-19-18  
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