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Congratulations Dr. Carol Wicks!

October 24, 2017

Congratulations to #LSUGnG Chair and and Frank W. and Patricia Harrison Family Professor Dr. Carol Wicks for receiving the George Burke Maxey Distinguished Service Award at this year's Geological Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting!

The Hydrogeology Division's George Burke Maxey Distinguished Service Award, first presented in 1984, honors noted American hydrogeologist George Burke Maxey. An esteemed mentor and pioneering researcher, Maxey's career spanned more than 35 years and helped establish hydrogeology as the discipline we know today. Presented annually, the award recognizes exemplary service "to the hydrogeology profession and to the Hydrogeology Division."

Congratulations Adam Gostic and Abah Omale

August 11, 2017

Congratulations to #LSUGnG grad students Adam Gostic and Abah Omale for being selected as 2017 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies grant recipients! Adam Gostic received a $2,000 award for his research proposal "Patterns in Fine Grained Sediments Deposition of the False River Point Bar of the Lower Mississippi River Valley." Abah Omale was awarded $500 for his proposal "Fault Reactivation: An Indicator of Changing Lithospheric Strength Alonga Passive Continental Margin the U.S. Gulf of Mexico."  Congratulations Abah and Adam!

Congratulations Don Hood

July 11, 2017

Congratulations to PSL PhD student Don Hood for being granted an $8,000 graduate student research assistantship (GSRA) from the Louisiana Space Consortium! Don was awarded the GSRA for his contribution to "Examining Periglacial Boulder Clustering with MBARS" which he proposed under the guidance of Dr. Suniti Karunatillake. This further strengthens the $35k LaSpace research enhancement award (REA) to PSL on "Discerning the mechanisms of global weathering from boulder fields on Mars," which will help to establish a collaboration with Dr. Caleb Fassett at NASA-Marshall, Huntsville, AL. Congratulations Don!

LSU Spring Commencement 2017

May 12, 2017

Happy commencement day! This #‎LSUGrad‬ class is a record-breaker, with over 4,000 degrees awarded, representing 61 Louisiana parishes and 46 states. Congratulations, grads, and a big G&G thank you to our donors for supporting these Tigers throughout their journey. YOU DID IT!


The Department of Geology & Geophysics would like to congratulate the following students for completing their degrees:

Tara Nicole Jonell, PhD
Advisor: Peter Clift
"Quaternary River Erosion, Provenance, and Climate Variability in the NW Himalaya and Vietnam"

Kevin Gryger, MS
Advisor: Karen Luttrell

Abigail Arielle Maxwell, MS
Advisor: Juan Lorenzo

Austin James McGlannan, MS
Advisor: Phil Bart

Martial James Morrison, MS
Advisor: Juan Lorenzo

Meg O'Connor, MS
Advisor: Sam Bentley

David Edward Rau, MS
Advisor: Sophie Warny

Trudy Lynn Watkins, MS
Advisor: Juan Lorenzo

Bachelor of Science in Geology Degree Recipients:

Tristan Sean Collins
Peter Ashton Farmer
Abigayle Cecilia Hodges
Andrew Mark Jacobus SRT
Ross Paul Mayet
Ryan Matthew Riggs Honors, SRT
Hunter Stephen Songy Honors, SRT
Conner Anthony Spano
Joel Parker Spansel Honors, SRT
Michael Vincent Vetter
Jessica Julia Villers

Peter Clift Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Peter Clift: Dr. Clift has accepted the role of Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Geological Magazine!

Geological Magazine, established in 1864, is one of the oldest and best-known periodicals in the Earth Sciences. Its worldwide circulation, broad scope and high production values keep the journal at the forefront of the field. It publishes original papers, review articles, rapid communications and discussions about all aspects of the geosciences.