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Posts Tagged ‘Geology’

UA Scientists Cite Evidence that Mosasaurs Were Warm-Blooded

Mosasaurs – an extinct group of aquatic reptiles that thrived during the Late Cretaceous period – possibly were “endotherms,” or warm-blooded creatures, a paper co-written by a University of Alabama professor suggests.

White House Honors UA Geologist

A University of Alabama geologist was among researchers honored at the White House Monday, as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Greek Geologist to Discuss Volcanic Activity in UA Lecture

Dr. Spyros Pavlides, geologist and dean of the Faculty of Sciences at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, will present a lecture on geodynamic characteristics and volcanic activity in the southern Aegean Sea as part of a weeklong visit to The University of Alabama.

400 Middle-, High-School Students Travel to UA for Science Olympiad

More than 400 students are expected to participate in the 2014 regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 9 a.m.

Obama Honors Outstanding Young Scientists, including UA Researcher

President Barack Obama named a University of Alabama geologist among the researchers receiving the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

UA Professor Wins Award for International Hydrogeology Research

Dr. Chunmiao Zheng, professor of geological sciences at The University of Alabama, has been named as the 2013 recipient of the O.E Meinzer Award by the Geological Society of America.

Clam Shells Reveal Evidence of Ancient, Climate-Induced Downfall, UA Researchers Say

Analyses of clam shells used in ancient funeral ceremonies offer additional evidence as to how climate change may have contributed to the gradual collapse of an early South-American civilization, according to University of Alabama scientists.

Life Beneath the Seafloor Explored by UA Guest Lecturer

A professor of oceanography who studies life on and below the ocean’s floor will give a public talk at The University of Alabama beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Shelby Hall, room 1004.

Archaeologist to Explore Ties between Water, Societies in UA ALLELE Lecture

Dr. Brian Fagan, one of the world’s leading archaeological and historical writers, will visit The University of Alabama campus to give the lecture, “Elixir: Water and Humans over 10,000 years,” Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in room 127 of the Biology Building.

UA ALLELE Lecture Explores Darwin’s Legacy of Evolutionary Psychology

Dr. Brad Sagarin, a psychology professor at Northern Illinois University, will present his lecture, “Evolutionary Psychology: Exploring Darwin’s Psychological Legacy,” on Oct.13 at 7:30 p.m. in 127 Biology Building on The University of Alabama campus.

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