Geology News and Events

KU Geology Professor featured in Nature's Images of the Year

An image of a 165 million year old spider fossil, taken by KU's Paul Seldon, is featured in Nature's Images of the Year (see image 13).

Scientists study ice surges in Antarctica

Dr. Leigh Sterns is part of a team of scientists studying rapid movement of glacier sheets in Antarctica. For more details, see this article in The Antarctic Sun.

KU researchers track Antarctic glacier

"A rugged and steady-going glacier is helping University of Kansas researchers more accurately predict future sea levels, which directly affect millions of people living near coasts worldwide." Watch the interview with Dr. Leigh Sterns, or read this article to learn more about this exciting research project.

Researchers uncover 300 million-year-old fossilized fish brain

Researchers in Grenoble, France used a particle accelerator to analyse a fossil on loan from the Kansas University Natural History Museum, and they have uncovered the oldest known fossilized brain. See the article "Fossilized fish brain is from Kansas" in the March 4, 2009 edition of the Lawrence Journal-World for more details.

KU Geologists to discuss the future of Continental Scientific Drilling

A workshop organized by KU Geology's Anthony Walton, Developing the US Initiative in Continental Scientific Drilling, will take place June 2–3rd, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. For the 2009 Conference Report, click here.

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