• Grant allows Denniston and team to pursue climate research

    May 16, 2016

    Denniston, professor of geology and chair of environmental studies, is lead investigator on the research project. The grant money will go to four institutions. Among them, Cornell College will receive $104,085 of the three-year grant, which is worth a total of $358,417.

  • NASA scientist to talk about water on Mars

    Oct 27, 2015

    Jeffery Plaut, a scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give a talk titled “Water on Mars? Yes, if ice counts!” on Friday, Nov. 6.

  • Anderson Natural Science Lecture on Nov. 11

    Oct 20, 2015

    Jonathan Baker will give the 2015 Anderson Natural Science Lecture at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 in Hall-Perrine. His talk is titled “The Tale of 12,000 Russian Winters: A Subterranean Record of Global Climate Change.”

  • Alumna speaking to students from the Indian Ocean

    Sep 4, 2015

    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.

  • Denniston gets 2 NSF grants

    Apr 21, 2015

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

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

    Mar 30, 2015

    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.

  • Eight courses heading off campus

    Feb 4, 2015

    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.

  • Geology prof interviewed about climate

    Nov 12, 2014

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

  • Greenstein a co-author on reef report

    Aug 21, 2014

    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.

  • Denniston co-authors paper that solves climate puzzle

    May 5, 2014

    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.

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

    May 5, 2014

    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.”

  • Herb Hendriks ’40, 1918-2014

    Mar 12, 2014

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

  • Geology course attends national conference

    Nov 18, 2013

    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.

  • Big stories from tiny minerals

    Nov 14, 2013

    “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.

  • Sparks from the Rockpile 2013

    Oct 10, 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.