• Ocean waters encroach on buildings in Golovin, Alaska
    On Tuesday, November 6, Nicole Kinsman ’06 returned to Colgate to talk about her work with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Alaska
    December 6, 2018
  • Deo ac veritati carved in stone
    The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center is pleased to announce Amy Leventer, Orville Whitnall Professor of geology, as the 2018 winner of the Goldthwait Polar Medal in recognition of her distinguished record of scholarship and service in polar science.
    October 16, 2018
  • Julia Marchetti ’18 and Erin Burke ’18
    Colgate is home to a vast collection of natural history specimens. These specimens have been used extensively in teaching throughout the last 150 years, beginning in 1868 with their arrival in the luggage of Albert Bickmore, former professor of zoology and geology. Bickmore, who later founded the American Museum of Natural History in New York […]
    October 4, 2018
  • lapis-ship sculpture
    In addition to celebrating Colgate’s Bicentennial, the university will also celebrate its 150-year association with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City with The Beauty of Sculpted Minerals, an exhibit now displayed in the Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum. Founded by professor Albert S. Bickmore in 1869 and led by former […]
    October 2, 2018
  • According to Assistant Professor of Geology Joe Levy, “The big thaw that Antarctica had been dodging has arrived.” A geomorphologist and field geologist by training, Levy recently worked with what he calls an international dream team of scientists to explore the intensity of permafrost thaw and glacier thinning in the Mcmurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. The […]
    September 18, 2018
  • a fenced-in area holding a tripod and other pieces of equipment. Ol Doinyo Lengai is in the distance.
    In the early, wintery weeks of 2018, Adams and geology major Monica Dimas ’19 (Los Angeles, Calif.) traveled together on a research expedition to Tanzania. There, they planted a seismometer to capture data that describe the moving and shaking around “the mountain of the gods,” Ol Doinyo Lengai.
    May 4, 2018
  • Joe Levy
    Assistant Professor of Geology Joe Levy and his students are using NASA grant funding and images taken from the Mars Orbiter Mission to study glaciers on the red planet in an effort to further understand how that planet’s climate has changed throughout history. Images provided by the orbiter are of such high resolution that researchers on […]
    November 30, 2017
  • Bruce W. Selleck, Thomas A. Bartlett Chair and Professor of Geology, tours a local natural gas well with alumni during Reunion 2011.
    There will be a Celebration of Life for Bruce Selleck ’71 in the Colgate Memorial Chapel on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 3:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the celebration in the Ho Atrium, Robert H.N. Ho Science Center. In addition, the geology department will be holding a reception at the Colgate Inn in […]
    August 7, 2017
  • Meghan Duffy ’18 and Professor Amy Leventer stand on ship's deck in front of iceberg
    Many Colgate students take a semester during their junior year to study in some of the world’s most remarkable places. However, few will study in a location as remote as the Sabrina Coast of Antarctica. That’s where Meghan Duffy ’18 spent the spring with geology professor Amy Leventer aboard the Australian ocean research vessel RV […]
    May 8, 2017
  • Research vessel Atlantis sits beside a dock.
    Editor’s note: Hannah Bercovici ’17, a geology major from Woodbridge, Conn., is the only undergraduate member of the science party aboard the research vessel Atlantis, currently cruising over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, somewhere around the 14th parallel north. Bercovici and her colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are hunting for seafloor basalt — “popping rocks” […]
    April 4, 2016