News & Events

Recent news

June 2019: Earth and Environmental Sciences - Archaeology students study abroad in Jamaica  in search of evidence of the 1519 Spanish settlement of Oristan

May 2019: Dr. Neil and Mrs. Joan Weber creates the Neil and Joan Weber Endowed Scholarship for incoming freshmen pursuing a degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jan 2019: Graduate student Kevin Takashita-Bynum receives a $10,000 Early Career Grant from National Geographic to conduct environmental research in Gona, Ethiopia.

Sep 2018: Several of our summer 2018 interns are featured in this #RacerInternships story.

Aug 2018: Dr. George Kipphut creates the Alice and George Kipphut Sr. Scholarship in Earth and Environmental Sciences.


Fall 2019 Newsletter - Coming soon this fall

Fall 2018 Newsltter -Download PDF here

Seminars-Spring 2019

All seminars are in Blackburn Science Building room 320 on Fridays at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (unless otherwise noted). For more information or to volunteer to present a future seminar, please contact Dr. Gary Stinchcomb.

Date Topic Guest Speaker
2/1/19 Why We Need Conservation Paleobiology: Just Ask Johnny Depp Dr. Patricia Kelley, emeritus faculty from University of North Carolina Wilmington and Paleontological Society Distinguished Speaker
2/15/19 Conservation / Restoration of Kimball Creek Dr. Howard Whiteman, Murray State University
3/1/19 Paleoindian Archaeology of the Carson-Conn-Short Site (40BN190): Late Pleistocene Adaptations in the Lower Tennessee Valley Dr. Scott Jones, owner Midsouth Cultural Resource Consultants
3/8/2019 Geology, Exploration and Mining in the Kentucky-Illinois Fluorspar District Dr. Donald Lumm, President-Elect, KY-AIPG
3/29/19 New frontiers in terrestrial paleoclimate proxy development Dr. Bill Lukens, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, School of Geosciences

The evolution of a continent as revealed by seismic-wave attenuation

Dr. Colleen Dalton, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Brown University

500 Million Years of Parasite-Host Interactions: Ecological and Evolutionary Lessons from Ugly Shells

Dr. John Huntley, Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri