Geology in the News

  • UB student makes rare fossil discovery
    UB Geology student James Hanna discovered a rare fossil while digging at Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve in Hamburg, where he is a staff educator. Another Penn Dixie staffer and UB Geology student, Jonathan Hoag, found a similar fossil a few days later.
  • Nowicki recognized with Richardson Medal
    Sophie Nowicki and the ISMIP6 team she leads were recognized with the Richardson Medal by the International Glaciological Union for their academic and leadership activities in the design and production of future sea-level projections.
  • An earthquake in WNY?
    Did you feel the earthquake? That was the hot topic of conversation on Monday, as many of us awoke to a natural phenomenon that is common in California, but not here on the shores of Lake Erie. UBNow caught up with Tracy Gregg, professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Geology, College of Arts and Sciences, to get her insights on earthquakes in general and on Monday’s event that had its epicenter in West Seneca — a little more than 16 miles from the UB North Campus.
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Center for Geological and Climate Hazards

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Alumni Profiles

Our featured alumni for 2020 are Jessica Ball and Martin Derby.  Both work on natural hazards, and speak to their experience at UB in our Alumni Profiles page.