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December 10, 2014 AGU Alumni Gathering GLG will host a gathering for alumni and friends at AGU
Seminar November 21 November 20, 2014 Seminar November 21

Dr. Karen Harpp of Colgate University will speak on mantle plumes

November 17, 2014 FIXED TERM FACULTY POSITION AVAILABLE Department of Geological Sciences and the Center for Integrative Studies seek to fill a fixed-term faculty position beginning Fall, 2015
November 11, 2014 Seminar November 14 Dr. Rebecca Bendick
University of Montana
“What’s the Use of GPS Geodesy?”

November 4, 2014 Geophysics featured in this week's seminar MSU Alumnus Allen McNamara to speak
October 28, 2014 Careers Seminar this Friday Careers Seminar this Friday
Department Halloween Party October 27, 2014 Department Halloween Party Get ready! Friday, Oct 31, 10-noon
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October 21, 2014 Seminar Friday, October 24, 2014

Geocognition seminar Friday, October 24, 2014

October 8, 2014 Dr. Basso describes his research on WKAR radio's "Current State" Dr. Basso describes his research on WKAR radio's "Current State"
October 6, 2014 2014 Jahns Lecturer, Friday, October 10 " Hello???  Are You Ready for the Big One?”
Dr. Gregory Hempe, 2014 Jahns Lecturer, Friday, October 10, 12:30 p.m., 204 Natural Science.
October 2, 2014 Department Seminar October 3 Dr. Craig Grimes, Ohio University, will speak on " Zircons From the Deep:  Geochemistry of Ocean Crustal Zircon and Implications for Early Earth Processes”
October 1, 2014 Basso lecture at KBS Dr. Bruno Basso will be speaking at KBS on From the Dust Bowl to Drones: the Next Agricultural Revolution.  Monday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.
September 24, 2014 Lyman Briggs Environmental Geoscience major selected for 2014-2015 Homecoming Court Lyman Briggs Environmental Geoscience major Kevin Adams selected for 2014 Homecoming Court
September 24, 2014 GLG students experience "Inner Space" GLG students experience "Inner Space", an NSF-funded program on seafloor exploration
September 10, 2014 GLG drone-based research featured on PBS Dr. Basso's drone-based research featured on national PBS Newshour program

August 20, 2014 GLG research addresses the scourge of algal blooms in the Great Lakes Dr. Bruno Basso's research on optimizing agricultural use of fertilizer is a critical part of ameliorating toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes.
2014 Newsletter July 25, 2014 2014 Newsletter 2014 Newsletter
July 4, 2014 GLG water research included in University ResearchCorridor report

Dr. Bruno Basso's research was featured in the recent report of the

Michigan State University and its University Research Corridor partners protect Michigan’s precious water resources and enhance its “blue economy” through hundreds of millions of dollars in research and service, a new report shows.

The URC universities – MSU, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University – landed nearly $300 million in funding for water-related research and outreach from 2009 to 2013. The 2,100 awards led to innovations in a wide variety of areas, ranging from invasive species to monitoring water quality and finding ways to optimize water use in agriculture, according to “Innovating for the Blue Economy,” a report released today at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

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University Research Corridor.

The Geology of Michigan in 400 words June 25, 2014 The Geology of Michigan in 400 words Dr. Danita Brandt recently described the geologic history of Michigan for the Lansing State Journal's weekly "Michigander" feature.  This is her essay.


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