2018-19

  • Five College Geology Faculty Symposium on Thursday, September 27 at Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Room.  Pizza will be served beginning at 6:00 PM and Faculty Presentations will start
    at 7:00 PM.  Featuring Abby Carroll, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology from Amherst College.
  • Five College Geology Field Trip - Las Vegas Area, Grand Canyon, Death Valley: January 7-16, 2019
    Initial Planning Meeting and Course Credit sign-up is October 3 at 7:00 PM in Room 108 at UMass Morrill Building.
  • Identify it Day: Sunday, October 28 at 1:00 PM in Beneski Museum of Natural History. 
  • Family Weekend Geology and Environmental Studies reception: Friday, October 26 at 4:00 PM in Room 100 in the Beneski Building of Natural History.
  • John Grotzinger, Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology at California Institute of Technology and Chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, will be gving a talk on Monday, October 22 at 7:30 PM in Paino Lecture Hall (Room 107)
  • Geology Department Cookout: Thursday, Septemper 6, 2018

2017-18

  • Five College Geology Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium: Tuesday, April 24, Beneski Museum of Natural History from 4:30 - 7:30 PM.
  • Paul E. Olsen: Visiting Scientist at Amherst College and Storke Professor of Earth Environmental Sciences, Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will give a talk on "The Geological Orrery: Using Earth's Geological Record to Map the Chaotic Evolution of the Solar System" on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:30 PM in Paino Lecture Hall, Room 107 in Beneski Earth Science Building.
  • Death Valley Spring Break Field Trip - Tenative dates: Friday, March 9 - Saturday, March 17.  See Peter Crowley with questions.
  • Paul E. Olsen: Visiting Scientist at Amherst College and Storke Professor of Earth Environmental Sciences, Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will give a talk on “Feathered dinosaurs of the Chinese Mesozoic: Extraordinary preservation or extraordinary effort?” on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 PM in Paino Lecture Hall, Room 107 in Beneski Earth Science Building
  • Lidya Tarhan '08: Research talk on Thursday, November 9 in Paino at 7:00 PM, Room 107 in Beneski Earth Science Building
  • Identify it Day - Sunday, November 5 beginning at 1:00 PM
  • Emmy Smith '08: Research talk on Thursday, November 2 in Paino, Room 107 in Beneski--CANCELED
  • Family Weekend reception for Geology & ENST students and their families in Beneski, Room 100 at 4:00 PM on Friday, November 3
  • Dr. Robert Krantz from the University of Arizona will give a talk on "Spatial Thinking and Structural Interpretation: How Geoscienceists Learn to see 3D" on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 PM in Paino Lecture Hall, Room 107, Beneski Earth Sciences Building
  • TGiRx - Thank Goodness it Rocks - Kicks off on Friday, September 22 at 2:00 in Room 100
  • 5-College Geology Faculty Symposium on Thursday, September 21 at UMass, Morrill 2, Room 222. Pizza at 6:00 PM; Talks start at 7:00 PM
  • Geology Comprehensive Exams are Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 - 9:00 PM in Room 311
  • Geology Department Cookout from 12:30 - 1:30 PM on the north side of Beneski on Thursday, September 7

2016-17

  • Geology Department Year-End Cookout:  Tuesday, May 2 at 12:00 noon, on the north side of Beneksi.
  • 5-College Student Symposium: Thursday, April 20 at Amherst College. Set up is at 4:30 PM; posters from 5:006:00 PM and Pizza at 6:00 PM in the Beneski Museum of Natural History.
  • Friday, March 24 - Saturday, March 25:  Five College Geology Symposium at McConnell Auditorium, Smith College on Mineral Resources for a Sustainable Future.  View schedule.
  • Wednesday, March 1: Dan Breecker '01, University of Texas, Austin, will give a talk on "Extinct Soils of the Permo-Carboniferous" in Paino Lecture Hall (Room 107) at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 8: Alyson Thibodeau, Dickinson College will give a talk on "The relationship between massive volcanism and mass extinctions:  Insights from mercury anomalies and isotopes" in Paino Lecture Hall (Room 107) at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 1: 5-College Faculty Symposium in Geology at Amherst College Beneski Museum of Natural History, Paino Lecture Hall, Room 107 starting with pizza at 5:30 PM; 6:15 PM Talk.
  • Monday, January 23: Dr. Brian McAdoo will give a talk on Man-Made Natural Disaster and the Tsunami Project at 4:30 PM in Paino Lecture Hall.
  • Tuesday, November 15: Morgan Scahller (RPI) will give a talk in Stirn Auditorium on "Impact ejecta at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary" at 7:30 PM.
  • Sunday, November 13: Identify it Day beginning at 1:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, November 9: TGiRx Dinner at 5:30 PM in Beneski, Room 100.
  • Wednesday, November 2:  TGiRx Dinner at 5:30 PM in Benesski, Room 100.
  • Friday, October 28: Family Weekend reception for Geology & ENST students and their families in Beneski, Room 100 at 4:00 PM.
  • Thursday, October 20: So What do Geologist do?  Come meet Russ Abel '93 in Beneski, Room 100 at 5:00 PM.
  • Monday, October 3: Weston Dripps '92, Executive Director of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Furman University will give a talk at 4:00 PM in Paino Lecture Hall.
  • Thursday, Sept 8: Geology Department Cookout from 12:30 - 1:30 PM on the north side of Beneski.

2015-16