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The Gumshoe and the Great Dying

In South Africa’s Karoo, geology alumnus John Geissman is trying to crack a very cold case — the unsolved mystery of an ancient mass extinction.

General Motors Donates Research Instrument to Earth & Environmental Sciences

During the fall of 2018, General Motors Corporation generously donated a used CAMECA SX100 microprobe from their Research and Development facility in Warren, MI, and in January 2019, the donated microprobe was delivered to the department.

Seismometer Measures the Ground shaking When the Big House Celebrates

A portable seismometer was installed inside Michigan Stadium for the 2018 U-M football season as part of the Michigan Shake project devised by geologist Ben van der Pluijm. The seismometer measures the ground shaking that occurs when the Big House crowd celebrates U-M touchdowns and other big plays.