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Unstoppable Geology Grads of 2017

May 22, 2017

T-rex on a whiteboard

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2017! On May 22nd, 2017, our graduating students walked the stage at CSUN's commencement ceremony. After the ceremony, the department held a celebratory lunch for the graduates and their friends and families. 

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Earth Day Family Sustainability Showcase

May 2, 2017

Matthew d'Alessio

For Earth day, Professor d’Alessio and his colleagues hosted our Family Sustainability Showcase funded with a grant from LADWP. Nearly 1,200 students and family members came, along with 2 city council members, a school board member, and representatives from Sen. Kamala Harris’s office and multiple school district offices. We’ve spent all school year working regularly with 36 K-12 teachers  from across the valley, teaching them about energy and water resources and helping them bring environmental science curriculum into their classrooms using the state’s new science standards. We provided classroom equipment such as kill-a-watt meters (to measure energy use) and other tools, trained teachers on their use, and wrote grade-level-specific curriculum for them to adapt and utilize. The finale was the sustainability projects their students pursued and presented at our Showcase, science-fair-style. The projects were impressive, and it was so inspiring to see so many students exhibiting the ways they’ve made their campuses greener, measured energy & water use in their homes and schools, and designed new solutions to help solve local sustainability problems. Click here for pictures!

Open Faculty Positions in Water Resources

January 31, 2017

The University Library

California State University, Northridge invites applications for three full-time tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Departments of Geological Sciences, Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Geography, and Political Science, beginning August 23, 2017.  The areas of interest include, but are not limited to: surface-water hydrology and hydro-climatology, watershed processes, hydrogeology, applied mathematics and programming for surface and groundwater hydrologic modeling, and public policy with a particular focus on water in the western United States. .

Dave Liggett Retires

December 23, 2016

Dave Liggett

We are very sad to lose a highly valued staff member, Dave Liggett, to retirement on 3 January but very happy for him as he embarks on his next journey in life. His 37 years of full-time service to the department is unprecedented and a major accomplishment. He has spent more time in our hallowed halls than any other and positively touched every student, staff and faculty member along the way. It will be hard to fill his shoes. Please encourage people with "big feet" to apply for this position (Geology Instructional Support Technician #5885) posted at:

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