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To honor the career of Richard Squires, outstanding paleontologist and dedicated teacher, we have launched our first-ever Scholarship Challenge to raise funds for the Richard Squires Scholarship. Join the challenge and show that CSUN Geology and Dick Squires rocked your decade by helping its future graduates. Who will win the challenge -- the alumni of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s or 10’s? The race is on! Read more to see how we are doing.
Dr. Scott Samson from Syracuse University
Title: Do you tell the truth about your age? When sediments lie… A play told in three acts
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Richard Squires has been named as the winner of the 2014 Gilbert N. Harris award. This award is given annually by the Paleontological Research Institution in recognition of excellence in contributions to systematic paleontology to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field. Read more
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