• Department of Geological Sciences banner

What's New in the Department

CSUN Professors’ Research Rewrites Rocky Mountains’ Origin Story

November 17, 2023

Field Work

Dr. Elena Miranda and Dr. Joshua Schwartz, professors in the Department of Geological Sciences, were interviewed by the San Fernando Sun about their research into the Laramide orogeny and the formation of the Rocky Mountains. Check out the article here: CSUN Professors’ Research Rewrites Rocky Mountains’ Origin Story - The San Fernando Valley Sun (! You can read the full research publication in Nature Communications: Magmatic surge requires two-stage model for the Laramide orogeny | Nature Communications Read more

Elena Miranda awarded the 2023 Outstanding Publication Award from the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of GSA!

October 24, 2023

Eric Cowgill, Elena Miranda, Margo Odlum

Congratulations to Elena Miranda for being selected the 2023 Outstanding Publication Award from the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of GSA for her 2016 JSG paper: Miranda, E.A., Hirth, G., John, B.E., 2016, Microstructural evidence for the transition from dislocation creep to dislocation-accommodated grain boundary sliding in naturally deformed plagioclase, Journal of Structural Geology, 92, p. 30-45, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.09.002 Read more

CSUN Professor Explains the State of Earth’s Core Rotation

June 22, 2023

Illustrated cut-away view of Earth's core

Dr. Dayanthie Weeraratne, a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, was interviewed by CSUN's TODAY News website and discussed what we know about the state of the Earth's core and how it rotates.

Read the full article here: or here: Read more

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

May 23, 2023

Graduating Class of 2023

The Department of Geological Sciences marked a significant milestone on Friday, May 19, 2023, as it hosted this year’s departmental convocation ceremony. The event served as a well-deserved recognition and celebration of the hard work and dedication displayed by this year’s graduating class of undergraduate and graduate students. Amidst an air of excitement and anticipation, the convocation brought together faculty, families, and friends to honor the achievements of these scholars. Read more


Subscribe to Latest News