Lewis and Colleagues Publish on Equity Issues in the Natural Sciences

Jon Lewis and colleagues, in their nascent community of practice, the Coastal and Ocean STEM Equity Alliance, published an open-access commentary arguing for a rethinking of committee work.


Free Planetarium Show November 3

The IUP Planetarium is offering a free show for the public on Thursday, November 3, focusing on how scientists image a black hole.


Lewis and Coauthors Publish on Geologic Mountain Building in Taiwan

Jon Lewis, working with Tim Byrne (UConn) and Wei-Hao Hsu, Yue-Gau Chen, and Po-Yi Yeh (all at National Taiwan University), recently published an open-access paper titled “Synorogenic extension and extrusion in southern Taiwan” in the journal Tectonophysics.

Geology Faculty, Student Present at Geological Society of America Meeting

Members of the IUP Geology Program will travel to Denver, Colorado, to present at the 2022 Geological Society of America annual meeting.


Free Planetarium Show Oct. 8

The IUP Planetarium is once again offering shows for the public. The first show will be Saturday, October 8, and will focus on missions to the Sun. This is the first of many shows scheduled for the 2022-23 academic year.


Geology Students Win Regional Awards

Two senior geology students were invited to participate in the Pittsburgh Geological Society Student Night and came away with awards. Congratulations to Christian Vizza and Gavin Vashie for their hard work on their research this past year and their award-winning presentations at the event.


IUP Alumnus Publishes with Okey and Ghosh on Reducing Bat Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities

Nicholas Moctezuma, Brian Okey, and Sudeshna Ghosh recently published a paper titled "Assessing Mitigation Strategies for Reducing Bat Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities: A Comparative Analysis" in the Pennsylvania Geographer. Their work suggests that a reduction in turbine cut-in speeds works the best to limit bat fatalities.

Warnock Publishes With Colleagues on Atmospheric Variability over Last 1.5 Million Years

Jonathan Warnock and colleagues published a record of the relationship between ice age cycles, nutrient input to the oceans, and atmospheric carbon dioxide in their new paper, "Antiphased dust deposition and productivity in the Antarctic Zone over 1.5 million years," in Nature Communications. The record, spanning 1.5 million years, is the longest detailed record of such changes, effectively doubling the available record.


Congratulations GGEP December Graduates

The Geography, Geology, Environment, and Planning Department congratulates our December 2021 graduates!

Benhart Receives State Geographical Society Awards

John Benhart, a faculty member in the Department of Geography, Geology, Environment, and Planning, received two state-level awards at the Pennsylvania Geographical Society meeting on November 5, 2021.