Geologist Nick Balascio is conducting high-latitude research in Norway as a Fulbright Scholar – W&M News

The focus of Nick Balascio’s research fits snugly in the nexus of geology, climate and anthropology. He is an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Geology and one of the two university faculty members to receive Fulbright US Scholar Program awards for the 2022-2023 academic year from the US Department of State’s Bureau … Read more

Marine Geologist Lands Stint at National Science Foundation

Marine geologist Joe Carlin at the National Science Foundation headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Joe Carlin, Cal State Fullerton associate professor of geological sciences, has been selected to serve in a scientific leadership role at the National Science Foundation. Carlin, a marine geologist, is serving as a program director for Marine … Read more

16,000 year old engraving; Visigoth belt buckle, dino footprints and a 91-year-old geologist – Portugal in August…

Silly season gives space for various extraordinary archeological finds It’s August – and for those who don’t want to think about the drought/ health service meltdown/ airport strikes and wildfires, there is distraction in the form of a Visigoth belt buckle, ‘new fragments of a 16,000 year old engraving – and hundreds of largely unsung … Read more

UK Geologist Jailed in Iraq for Looting Archaeological Sites Is Released

A retired British geologist who was jailed in Iraq earlier this year after being accused of taking shards of pottery from an archaeological site has thanked campaigners who helped win his freedom. Jim Fitton, 66, was arrested in March at Baghdad Airport after security staff found items in luggage belonging to him and a German … Read more

Volcano Watch: HVO geologist Frank Trusdell receives Meritorious Service Award

by US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates Frank A. Trusdell, a research geologist at the US Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), recently received a Meritorious Service Award, the second highest honorary award that can be granted to a career employee by the US Department of the Interior. The award is in … Read more

British geologist, 66, is reunited with his family after being jailed in Iraq

The family of a retired British geologist who was detained in Iraq have thanked ‘the kindness of strangers’ for supporting their campaign as he returned home. Jim Fitton, 66, was arrested on March 20 and jailed for 15 years for collecting stones and shards of pottery as souvenirs while visiting a site in Eridu, in … Read more

Family of geologist freed from Iraq thank ‘kindness of strangers’ for his return

The family of a retired British geologist who was detained in Iraq have thanked “the kindness of strangers” for supporting their campaign as he returned home. Jim Fitton, 66, was arrested on March 20 and jailed for 15 years for collecting stones and shards of pottery as souvenirs while visiting a site in Eridu, in … Read more

Geologist releases updates, speculations on disputed Ethiopian Dam’s 3rd filling

FILE – Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – REUTERS CAIRO – 24 July 2022: Professor of Geology and Water Resources at Cairo University stated Saturday in a phone-in that satellite images show that the third filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began on July 11. The professor added that two billion cubic meters … Read more

KGHM Polska Mied? S A : It has been 220 years since the birth of the brilliant geologist and patron of the Sierra Gorda mine – Ignacy Domeyko who revolutionized mining in Chile

He can boast his ‘own’ asteroid, mountain range and mine – July 31 marks 220 years since the birth of the eminent Polish geologist Ignacy Domeyko. The scientist lived and worked in Chile, and is the patron of KGHM’s Sierra Gorda mine. – Ignacy Domeyko revolutionized mining and was a true visionary. KGHM has always … Read more

HVO Geologist Receives Honorary Award

HVO geologist Frank Trusdell collects a sample of lava from the fissure 8 channel during Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone eruption in July 2018 (A. Hara). Inset photo shows Trusdell presenting an update on Mauna Loa for a West Hawaii Community Forum in February 2018 (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today). (BIVN) – This week’s Volcano … Read more