We are pleased to announce that Ann Pearson has been named a Harvard College Professor, a five-year professorship that recognizes and highlights exceptional undergraduate teaching at Harvard, in addition to research activities. Please join us in congratulating Ann on this significant honor. Read the full story in the Harvard Gazette.
Please join us in congratulating Jerry Mitrovica who will be awarded the Geological Society of America's 2015 Day Medal. Quoting from the GSA website; "The Arthur L. Day Medal was established in 1948 through a donation by Arthur L. Day, Founding Director of the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. It is awarded annually, or less frequently at the discretion of the Council, to recognize outstanding distinction in the application of physics and chemistry to the solution of geologic problems, with no restriction to the particular field of geologic research. Read more about Jerry Mitrovica to Receive the 2015 GSA Day Medal
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has announced that Professor Jim Rice will be this year's recipient of the Theodore von Karman Medal. The award is intended to honor "distinguished achievements in engineering mechanics". The Harvard Gazette feature on the award is available here. Please join us in congratulating Jim on this significant honor!
Congratulations to Francis Macdonald for being named the 2014 recipient of the Geological Society of America's Donath Medal! This award is given "to a young scientist for outstanding achievement in contributing to geologic knowledge through original research that marks a major advance in the earth sciences." Great work Francis!
Please join us in congratulating Andy Knoll on his election as a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India. Quoting form the Academy's website "..the National Academy of Sciences, India was founded in the year 1930, with the objectives to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them." Great work on this significant honor Andy!
Congratulations are in order for David Johnston for being awarded the Geological Society of America's (GSA) 2013 Outstanding Contribution Award in the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division. David will be honored at the GSA annual meeting in late October.
Please follow this link for information on Sujoy Mukopadhyay's Gast Lectureship delivered at the this year's Goldschmidt Conference. The lecture, titled "Probing the Hadean World with Noble Gases" was delivered in a plenary session on the final day of the conference. Congratulations Sujoy!
Please follow this link to an intersting Harvard Gazette article featuring the research of Professors Francis Macdonald and Robin Wordsworth on the possible origins of snowball Earth; far worse than a March snowstorm! The work focuses on the potential relationship between snowball Earth and volcanic sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere at that time.
Please follow this link to a Gazette article about a recent Harvard Global Institute (HGI) award to fund research by EPS faculty members Peter Huybers, Daniel Jacob, Zhiming Kuang, Eli Tziperman, and Steve Wofsy. Joining with researchers from SEAS and in China, the group will study the connection between climate and public health focusing on "acute health weather events". Read more about Harvard Global Institute Award
Please follow this link to an informative Gazette article about the prospects for climate change regulations and research in the coming four years. The article features input from EPS faculty members Dan Schrag and Mike McElroy.