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The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Northridge invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Geophysics or Earthquake Processes and in Paleoclimatology/Paleontology. Read more
This semester, the department ushered in a new 'born digital' GE course with the fully online lecture and lab, GEOL 107. Hooked in by watching popular Hollywood disaster movies, students constructed a dinosaur based on a small sampling of bones, played the role of residents in Mammoth Lakes in the middle of a volcanic crisis, designed their own earthquake early warning network, and debated the risks and rewards of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. Course design by Drs. Schwartz and d'Alessio was supported by the CSU Chancellor's office, and you can read their report on the inaugural semester of the course here. Read more
On Saturday, October 12, 2013, forty-nine fans of Dr. A. Eugene Fritsche gathered for a hike and picnic in Topanga State Park to honor the memory of Gene Fritsche and celebrate his lasting influence on our lives. Read more