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Kerry Cook (Professor, DGS) and Edward Vizy (Research Associate, DGS) have been awarded $1.3 Million from the National Science Foundation to study climate processes. One...
Gary Kocurek is part of a team that announced evidence from the Mars Curiosity rover of a past freshwater lake that could have sustained life.
Rong Fu has been awarded a $700,000 grant from the Dept. of Energy to improve drought forecasts in the Amazon Rainforest.
When Jay Banner accepted his first faculty position, teaching was just something he had to do so he could do what he really loved—research. In...
Nobody had any idea just how gigantic a pterosaur could be until the spring of 1971. Douglas A. Lawson, MA ’72, was a 22-year-old graduate...

A Classroom at the Edge of the World

Take the trip of a lifetime in this interactive online feature from the Alcalde magazine. The feature follows dozens of UT Austin geology and petroleum...

Professor Jim Sprinkle Retires

Jim Sprinkle, First Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Yager Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, has retired after 42 years of teaching and conducting...
A new study suggests the southern portion of the Amazon rainforest is at a much higher risk of dieback due to stronger seasonal drying than...
The Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District presented its 2013 Research Groundwater Stewardship Award to professor Jay Banner, former graduate student Corrine Wong and current...
The American Geophysical Union honored professor Marc Hesse and research scientist Laura Wallace with 2012 AGU Editors’ Citations for Excellence in Refereeing.
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