News - Geology
Monday, April 11, 2016
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, presented a talk on the "Terroir of Bento Gonsalves Wine Region of Brazil" at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, March 31.
Monday, April 4, 2016
»Geology faculty Alex Ruzicka, Melinda Hutson, and Rick Hugo, and Geology students Kristy Schepker and Karla Farley presented research results at the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Mar 21-25. Ruzicka and Schepker presented “Combine
Monday, March 28, 2016
»Max Rudolph, Geology faculty, co-authored "Long- and Short-Term Triggering and Modulation of Mud Volcano Eruptions by Earthquakes," published in Tectonophysics Vols. 672-673: pp. 190-211.
Monday, March 7, 2016
»Shelby Anderson, Anthropology faculty; Ben Perkins, Geology faculty; and others co-authored an article titled “Geochemical Investigation of Late Pre-Contact Ceramic Production Patterns in Northwest Alaska,” published in the Journal of Archaeological Scien
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, presented the following talks at the 74th annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science at Pacific University on Feb. 27: “Terroir of the Umpqua Valley, Oregon;” “Terroir of Southern Oregon: The Rogue, Applegate an
Monday, February 29, 2016
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, was chair of an international committee to review the engineering geology program at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu China from Jan. 11 to 15. It is the second-oldest university in China and one of the large
Monday, February 1, 2016
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, presented a keynote address titled "Bedrock Geology and Soils of Oregon Tempranillo Producing Regions Compared to Spain's Benchmark Rioja and Ribera del Duero Regions" at the 2016 Oregon Tempranillo Celebration in As
Monday, January 25, 2016
»Maxwell Rudolph, Geology faculty, and student Dougal Hanson presented a poster titled "Formation of Europa’s Double Ridges Through Viscoelastoplastic Deformation Above Crystallizing Cryo-Volcanic Intrusions" at the 2015 fall meeting of the American Geophy
»Adam M. Booth, Geology faculty, co-authored a paper titled “Surface Roughness Dating of Long-Runout Landslides Near Oso, Washington (USA), Reveals Persistent Postglacial Hillslope Instability,” published in the most recent issue of Geology.
»Ashley Streig, Geology faculty, was awarded a grant from the USGS National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program to conduct research titled "Paleoseismic & Geophysical Evaluations to Improve Seismogenic Source Characterization of the Meers Fault, OK: Collab
Monday, January 11, 2016
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, authored an article titled "From Burgundy to Bordeaux in Forty Miles: the Exciting Wine Terroirs of the Columbia Gorge," published in the winter edition of The Gorge Magazine.
Monday, January 4, 2016
»Maxwell Rudolph, Geology faculty, co-authored "Viscosity Jump in Earth's Mid-Mantle" published in Science Magazine, Dec. 11, Vol. 350, No. 6266, pp. 1349-1352. The paper presents the first geophysical evidence for a viscosity increase deep within Earth's
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, presented a paper titled "A Model for Predicting Embankment Slope Failures in Clay-Rich Soils: A Louisiana Example," at the American Geophysical Union's annual meeting in San Francisco, Dec. 16.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
»Alex Ruzicka, Melinda Hutson and Richard Hugo, Geology faculty, with student Ryan Brown, co-authored an article titled "Shock-Induced Mobilization of Metal and Sulfide in Planetesimals: Evidence from the Buck Mountains 005 (L6 S4) Dike-Bearing Chondrite"
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, presented a talk titled "Site Characterization of Critical Structures Along the Cascadia Margin in Oregon" at the annual meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists in Pittsburgh, Sept. 23.
»Nancy Price, Geology faculty, gave a lecture titled "Addressing Tectonic Questions from the Perspective of Rheology" to members of the Geological Society of Oregon Country, Nov. 13.
»Scott Burns, Geology emeritus faculty, was awarded the national mentor of the year award (The Karl and Ruth Terzaghi Award) from the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists at its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Sept. 24.
Monday, November 16, 2015
»Max Rudolph, Geology faculty, gave an invited talk at the Georgia Institute of Technology on "Stress, Fracture, and Ridge Formation on Europa" in the Planetary Science Seminar Series.
»Ashley Streig, Geology faculty, gave an outreach talk to high school students in the Salisbury-Elk Lick school district in Pennsylvania. Streig talked briefly about the many career paths in the geological sciences, opportunities to travel for research, an