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2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the Jackson School of Geosciences 2015 Newsletter. A tradition since 1950, the Newsletter highlights research, news and achievements by Jackson School faculty, students, scientists and alumni.


When Jack Jackson decided to leave his fortune to The University of Texas at Austin, it forever changed the face of geosciences at the university, the state and beyond.

Millions of visitors flock to Yellowstone National Park each year to see its steaming geysers, iridescent pools and carved, rugged landscape. For the last five years, Jim Gardner, Kenny Befus and a team of undergraduate students from the Jackson School of Geosciences have been among them.

Research at the Jackson School of Geosciences Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) into U.S. shale oil gas production and reserves is widely considered to be the most comprehensive public study of its kind.

New research shows that risk of serious pipeline accidents overestimated.

Jackson School scientists play a key role in NASA's quest to find life-supporting environments on Jupiter's moon.

Undetected by humans, slow motion earthquakes are happening all over the world. Understanding them could help predict when destructive quakes are coming.

Water is the most precious resource on Earth, but there always seems to be too little or too much of it in Texas. Research at the Jackson School is tackling the challenges posed by these extremes.


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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Alumni Notes

Library Report

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