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2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the Jackson School of Geosciences 2014 Newsletter. A tradition since 1950, the Newsletter highlights research, news and achievements by Jackson School faculty, students, scientists and alumni.

By Tracy Idell Hamilton

As Mexico deregulates its state-run oil industry, UT-Austin expertise could play a significant role

By John Williams

Jackson School geologist trains astronauts for a trip to the International Space Station and maybe, someday, beyond

By Tim Green

A decade of research on Thwaites Glacier has greatly advanced knowledge of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s potential contribution to sea level rise

By Joshua Zaffos

Jackson School researchers are unlocking the mighty impacts of tiny technology for energy development and recovery

By John Williams

Analysis reveals how limited natural buffering of Mississippi River pollution is likely contributing to Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”

By Joshua Zaffos

Texas researchers have gained an eagle-eyed view of the world thanks to a premier digital mapping tool

By Terry Britt

Unbreakable ice alters research plans for UTIG researchers

By Angela Curtis

Building a diverse workforce and changing young lives

By Rose Cahalan

A journey to the Arctic, where polar bears outnumber people, the sun never sets, and the frozen tundra is a geologist’s paradise


Sharon MosherAs you browse this year’s alumni Newsletter, I think you will agree that it has been another tremendous year of scientific discovery at the Jackson School of Geosciences... read more

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