Live Oak 1202
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8266
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Congratulations to Karen Savage (MS ’96) who received the CSUN College of Science and Mathematics Instructor/Part-Time Teacher Award for 2019. Karen is currently a full-time lecturer in our department, and teaches courses including Geology of Planet Earth (GEOL 101), The World Ocean (GEOL 122), Environmental Geology (GEOL 300), and Introduction to Physical Science (PHSC 170). These classes are always extremely popular and she has provided a number of new majors to our department. In addition to a great instructor, Karen mentors other adjunct faculty and students in our department, and contributes to curriculum development. Congratulations Karen! .
Adam Brackman, Jen Bautista, Dr. Richard Heermance, and Miguel Zamora-Tamayo were among the CSUN participants in the Southern California Earthquake Center's Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA. All three students presented posters showcasing their undergraduate research. Read more
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019! The graduates celebrated with friends and family before walking the stage on May 17th, 2019. We wish all the graduates the best in their future endeavors! Click here for more photos!
Well-deserved congratulations to Dr. Matthew d’Alessio on being awarded a Distinguished Teaching award at CSUN’s 2018 Honored Faculty Reception. Faculty from eight CSUN colleges wrote in support of Professor d’Alessio’s nomination based on his expertise in developing curriculum, teaching students, and supporting teaching innovations by his colleagues. Faculty Senate President Adam Swenson praised Dr. d’Alessio as an “innovative and respected educator.” The department agrees and we are very proud of Dr. d’Alessio and his work to improve science education.
Led by George Dunne and Doug Yule, the 2018 Fall Field Frolic took students, staff, faculty, and friends of the department on a >1,100 mile journey through California and Nevada tectonics, fossils, and history. Stops included Grover Hot Springs State Park, Lake Tahoe, Dixie Valley, Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park, Death Valley, and Panamint Valley, all while focusing on our understanding of the tectonic history of the region. It was a real treat to have Emeritus faculty George Dunne share his wealth of knowledge with the group! Click here for photos from the trip!
After 40 years of dedicated teaching and service to the University and Department of Geological Sciences, Gerry Simila retired in December 2017 and was granted the honor of Emeritus Professor status in August 2018. In addition to his sponsored seismological research in Costa Rica and the western US, Gerry was funded through the San Fernando Valley Science Project to raise science standards in local K-12 schools. We wish Gerry the very best in retirement. Commendably, he continues to be active in his field working on various research projects and visits campus regularly. Click here for a photo of Gerry with his final Applied Geophysics class!