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Dr. Elena Miranda takes on new role of Faculty Equity Advocate for Recruitment and Retention

April 6, 2021

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We are pleased to announce that Department of Geological Sciences Professor Elena Miranda has been hired as a Faculty Equity Advocate for Recruitment and Retention in affiliations with the Office of Faculty Affairs, on a part-time basis, starting in Spring 2021. She will be working with Sylvia Macauley (History) to focus on reviewing CSUN's current recruiting and hiring practices, identifying areas in which we can foster inclusive excellence and equitable outcomes.  At the same time, they will consider our retention rates for faculty of color and recommend innovative evidence-based practices that will lead to retaining individuals from underserved groups. Congratulations to Dr. Miranda! Read more

Fire, Ice, and Tremors: Dr. Schwartz produces new video series with colleagues

December 21, 2020

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Dr. Schwartz and colleagues have produced a wonderful, high-quality, and informative video series about how the unique geological environment of New Zealand's Fiorldand National Park can teach us about Zealandia, Earth's newest continent, as well as the process that construct continental crust on Earth. These videos cover the geologic history of Fiordland, the ancient mountains and magmas of the supercontinent Gondwana, the newly discovered continent of Zealandia, and the history of tectonics and glaciers that shaped the beautiful landscape in Fiordland.  Watch the videos!

AUGUST FIELD FROLIC CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

July 13, 2020

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Dear, alumni, students, faculty, and friends of the CSUN Department of Geological Sciences. I regret to inform you that due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to cancel our 2020 Fall Field Frolic scheduled for August 13-16 in Long Valley Caldera in eastern California. For the safety of all those involved, we feel it is in the best interest of everyone to postpone the trip until a later date. We will let you know when the next field frolic will take place. Thanks for the understanding. Read more

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