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EARTH eNews Archive

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences distributes by email a monthly newsletter during Fall and Winter terms. This is a supplement to its annual printed newsletter.  If you would like to be added to our eNews mailing list, or are already on it and would prefer to be removed, please send an email to

Current and past eNews articles are found below.


July 2019: Applications now open for Fall Preview, Crowdfunding EARTH Camp

June 2019: Four New Faces for MichiganEarth, Great Lakes Rocks Available from University of Michigan Press, Alumni News: John Valley, six alumni win 2018 Shoemaker Award for Communications Product Excellence, In Memoriam: Keith R. Long (MS 1984)

May 2019: Commencement Reception 2019, Congratulations to the 2019 Michigan Geophysical Union Award Winners!, EARTH 467: Grand Ledge Michigan and Ohio Field Trips, Structure Fieldtrip, Camp Davis 90th Anniversary Registration is Now Closed

March 2019: Student Awards Presented at the John A. Dorr Memorial Dinner, 14 March 2019, Three Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships Awarded, Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Mustafa Awarded Fellowship, Bian Wang Awarded 2019-2020 Barbour Scholarship, Yi Wang Received AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award, General Motors Donates Research Instrument

February 2019(a): Registration now Open for Camp Davis 90th Anniversary Reunion, Adam Simon honored as Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

February 2019:  Registration now Open for Camp Davis 90th Anniversary Reunion, Thesis Defenses: Will Bender, Brian Konecke, Tristan Childress



November 2018: Giving BlueDay 2018, Crowdsourced Water Sampling-an Invitation to Pitch In, Seismometer Measures the Ground Shaking When the Big House Celebrates, John Geissman: The Gumshoe and the Great Dying, Fall Preview: 2018, First Michigan Earth Graduate Student Retreat, Alumni News: David Trossman on Ocean Acidification, Alumni News: GSA Alumni Reception

October 2018: Annual Meeting of the EARTH Alumni Advisory Board, Alumni Career Panel, Shell Workshop, Distinguished Alumna 2018: A Conversation with Helen Foster, Alumni News: Chris Palenik

September 2018: Welcome New Graduate Students, A Farewell to Sheet Metal, Save the Dates-Camp Davis Alumni Reunion 2019, The End of "Michigan Time", Alumni News-Janet Kappmeyer, Upcoming Alumni Receptions

June 2018: Faculty and Former Undergraduates Receive Innovation Award, EARTH Camp News, Michigan Is Home to the Oldest Rock in the United States, Alumni News-Alex Janewski (PhD 2011), In Memoriam-Kathy Treese (BS ’78, MS ’80)

May 2018: Commencement Reception 2018, Spring Banquet 2018, Media consults UM EARTH faculty after earthquake shakes SE Michigan, Alumni News-Dan Wiitala (BS) and Dan Core (PhD), In Memoriam-Curt Lundy

April 2018: Michigan Geophysical Union 2018, EARTH 467 Field Trip, Maryland Structural Geology Field Trip, Sustainability at UM

March 2018: 2018 Departmental Awards, Students Present at Society of Economic Geologists Student Symposium, Alumni News-John Greene (BS '63, MS '70), February Field Work-mily Beverly and Naomi Levin

February 2018: In Memoriam-John Amoruso (MS,’57), Alumnus Building LEED-Platinum Home-Dexter Perkins, Alumni News-Arlo Weil (PhD 2001), Student Awards

January 2018: University Career Alumni Network, Dissertation Defenses-Chenghuan Guo, Joseph El Adli, Yi Niu, Kyle Meyer, Katharine Loughney, Benjamin Gebarsk, Alumni News-Devapriya Chattopadhyay (PhD, 2009)


November 2017: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Lecturer: Joaquin Ruiz, Alumni Advisory Board Meets, Shell Short Course, 2017 Fall Preview, Earth Camp, Great Lakes Student Paleoconference

August 2017: New EARTH Faculty-Julia Cole, Honors and Awards-Youxue Zhang and Jeff Alt, News from Guyana, In Memoriam-Erle Galen Kaufman (BS 1955, MS 1956, PhD 1961) and Paul Fenske (MS, 1951), Department History Project

May 2017: New EARTH Faculty-Jena Johnson, Commencement 2017, Ohio Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis Field Trip, Maryland Structural Geology Field Trip, Honors and Awards-Adam Simon and Peter Knoop

March 2017: Career Panels, Honors and Awards-Dave Mogk (BS, 1975), Katharine Loughney, Peng Ni, In Memoriam-Erle Galen Kauffman (PhD, 1961), Darinka Z. Briggs


November 2016: Joel Blum Appointed Editor, Mastodon Excavation, Northwest Passage

October 2016: Internships Wanted, Awards-Alex Halliday (Faculty, 1986-1998), Susan Y. Schwartz (PhD 1988), Marin Clark,  Julien Amalberti, In Memoriam-Jon Davidson (Visiting Assistant Professor, 1987-1988)

September 2016: In Memoriam-Ruth Muriel Pritchett Dorr, EARTH Camp Sends Michigan Bear on High-Altitude, Journey, EARTH Camp: A Hands-On Week in the Upper Peninsula, Brian Arbic and Adam Simon at Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School in Ghana, Scott Tinker (M.S., 1985) new President of the American Geosciences Institute, Students Attend Electron Probe Microanalysis Topical Conference

June 2016: A Major Renovation of Camp Davis is Planned, Camp Davis Open House in July and Public Activities, Fossil and renewable energy class has begun, Camp Davis Enrollment Continues to Grow, Fellowship Funds Help Students Attend Camp Davis, Alumni Support Kicks Off Camp Davis Fundraising

May 2016: Michigan Geophysical Union, April 7, 2016, Adrianna Trusiak: Science Communication Fellows Program, Iron Ore at 5,000 Meters, Thermochronology and the Tibetan Plateau, Structure in the Appalachians, GeoClub

March 2016: Alumni Notes-Jim Rodgers (BS ’52, MS ’53) and Dick Kettler (PhD ’89), Ted Huston Retires from the Department, Arc Volcanoes in Chile, Naomi Levin to Join Department, Ben Passey to Join Department

February 2016: Alumnus Elected to AAAS-Paul Koch, Camp Davis Note, From The Alumni Advisory Board