• Alumna speaking to students from the Indian Ocean

    Chelsea Korpanty ’11, a Ph.D. student in geology at the University of Queensland, will speak to Cornell College students via a live stream in Hedges on Tuesday. Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Read More

  • Denniston gets 2 NSF grants

    Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, has won two grants from the National Science Foundation to support his research on ancient climate. Read More

  • Research links two millennia of cyclones, floods, El Niño

    Newly published research by Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, and his research team, applied a novel technique to stalagmites from the Australian tropics to create a 2,200-year-long record of flood events that might also help predict future climate change. Read More

  • Eight courses heading off campus

    Dozens of students in eight different courses will spend Block 6 off campus, going as far afield as the Bahamas, Belize, Rome, and New Zealand. Read More

  • Geology prof interviewed about climate

    Rhawn Denniston, associate professor of geology at Cornell College, was interviewed by Al-Jazeera America about climate change. Read More

  • Greenstein a co-author on reef report

    Ben Greenstein, professor of geology at Cornell College and associate dean of the college, is one of the primary co-authors of a report on coral reefs. Read More

  • Denniston co-authors paper that solves climate puzzle

    Rhawn Denniston, geology professor at Cornell College and chair of the Environmental Studies program, is the co-author of a paper that solves a long-standing controversy about ancient climate change. Read More

  • SIG Talk “Studying the Past, Defining the Future”

    Dr. John D. Orcutt in the department of Geology presented "Studying the Past, Defining the Future: Mammals and Their Environments in the Ice Age and the 21st Century." Read More

  • Herb Hendriks ’40, 1918-2014

    Herbert E. Hendriks '40, emeritus professor of geology, died March 11 in Cedar Rapids. He was 96. Read More

  • Geology course attends national conference

    Emily Walsh’s igneous petrology course traveled to Denver at the beginning of Block 3 for the 125th Geological Society of America annual conference. The 10-student class networked with graduate school representatives and professionals in the field during presentations and career lunches. Read More

  • Big stories from tiny minerals

    "Big stories from tiny minerals: Using mineral age to answer tectonic questions in the Western Gneiss region, Norway," presented by Emily Walsh, associate professor of Geology, Thursday, Nov. 14. West Science, Room 100. Read More

  • Sparks from the Rockpile 2013

    Geology students and faculty have been busy conducting research and traveling to the far corners of the globe. Check out the 2013 issue of Sparks from the Rockpile to learn more. Read More

  • Geology majors doing summer research

    Several Cornell College geology majors will be doing research over the summer, both on campus and off, including some who have won fellowships from National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program. Read More

  • Geology professor gets $30,000 grant

    Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, has won a $30,000 grant to study stalagmites for evidence of long-term climate change. Read More

  • Greenstein does field work in W. Australia

    Geology Professor and Associate Dean of the College Ben Greenstein did research and presented at a conference in Australia before traveling to Chicago to attend the National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention. Read More

  • Geology majors earn summer research placements

    This summer several geology majors will be participating in prestigious off-campus research and outreach experiences. Read More

  • Explosive lesson in how volcanoes work

    Students in Emily Walsh’s Igneous Petrology class got an explosive demonstration on volcanoes. Walsh and UI assistant professor Ingrid Uktins Peate used water, a trash can and liquid nitrogen to explain how volcanic pressure builds and then explodes. Read More

  • Sophomore geology major publishes work

    Claire LaBarbera, a sophomore geology major from Chicago, had a paper she co-wrote published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. LaBarbera performed the research that led to the publication of “Traveling supraglacial lakes on George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctica” at a summer program at the University of Chicago, but the article lists her affiliation with […] Read More

  • Greenstein lectures on reef development in an area of low hurricane frequency

    Ben Greenstein, professor of geology, will give a lecture on Jan 26th titled “Coral reef development in an area of low hurricane frequency: Curacao (formerly the Netherlands Antilles).” Spectacular exposures of 125,000-year-old fossil coral reefs have been lifted 10 meters above sea level by tectonic forces on the island of Curacao. The resulting cliffs provide […] Read More

  • Denniston lectures on stalagmite research for analyzing hurricane activity

    Rhawn Denniston, Associate Professor of Geology will give a lecture on Oct 20th entitled “Reconstructing 5,000 Years of Hurricane Activity across the Northern Australia Coast using Stalagmites.” Our ability to recognize trends in hurricane activity is complicated by short and often incomplete historical records. As a means of extending the time frame of these records, […] Read More