News & Events

Recent news

October 2019: Dr. Bassil El Masri featured in Researcher Spotlight in North American Carbon Program October Newsletter

October 2019: Dr. Bassil El Masri publishes in Scientific Report, a Nature research journal

August 2019: Dr. Marcie Venter appointed to Native American Heritage Commission by Gov. Bevin

August 2019: Murray State University receives $1 million NSF grant to promote strategic equity initiatives for women faculty in STEM, where Dr. Robin Zhang serves as a member of the MSU ADVANCE leadership team

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.


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Fall 2018 Newsltter -Download PDF

Seminars-Fall 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
Oct 18, 2019 Alumni Seminar - Life After Graduation Niki Mills, Steven Quarcelino
Nov 8, 2019 Protracted development of gold deposits  Dr. Erik Haroldson, Austin Peay State University
Nov 15 The Kentucky Heritage Tourism Cocktail: Add a Dash of Archaeology to Bourbon and Stir Nick Laracuente, Kentucky Heritage Council