Dr. Jason Patton

Patton to discuss danger of abandoned oil and gas wells at next EARTHtalk! lecture

Dr. Jason Patton, associate professor of geology at Arkansas Tech University, will discuss the environmental impact of abandoned oil and gas wells in the U.S. on Wednesday, April 18, as part of the EARTHtalk! lecture series at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Patton to discuss danger of abandoned oil and gas wells at next EARTHtalk! lecture”

Earth Sciences department to host Geological Society regional conference

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Earth Sciences will host the 52nd annual South-Central Geological Society of America meeting on March 12-13 at the Little Rock Marriott. Continue reading “Earth Sciences department to host Geological Society regional conference”

Melinda Glasgow to give EARTHtalk lecture Feb. 21, 2018

Little Rock sustainability officer to give next EARTHtalk lecture

Melinda Glasgow, sustainability officer for the city of Little Rock, will discuss efforts to promote principles of sustainability in Arkansas’ capital during the next EARTHtalk lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Continue reading “Little Rock sustainability officer to give next EARTHtalk lecture”

University of Arkansas at Little Rock students attending the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, from left to right, are Matthew Carey, Kalyca Spinler, Olivia Pate, Kayla Bolin, and Jason Simmons.

Earth Sciences students present research at American Geophysical Union Conference

Six University of Arkansas at Little Rock students and two faculty members had the opportunity to attend one of the largest earth and space science conferences in the world.  Continue reading “Earth Sciences students present research at American Geophysical Union Conference”

Rene Shroat-Lewis and Jessica Scott

UA Little Rock employees complete Climate Reality Leadership Corps

Two employees from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have recently become two of only five people in the state of Arkansas to complete the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 by Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock employees complete Climate Reality Leadership Corps”

Jessica Scott

EARTHtalk! lecture to explore climate change  

Dr. Jessica Scott, assistant director of the Donaghey Scholars honors program and anthropology instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will discuss climate change during the next EARTHtalk lecture Wednesday, Nov. 15.  Continue reading “EARTHtalk! lecture to explore climate change  “

Lindsey Waddell

EARTHtalk! lecture to explore origins of springs in Hot Springs National Park

An expert will explore the science behind the hot springs of Hot Springs National Park in the next EARTHtalk! lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Continue reading “EARTHtalk! lecture to explore origins of springs in Hot Springs National Park”

In the upper right photo, members of the UA Little Rock Department of Earth Sciences faculty are pictured at Big Rock Quarry in North Little Rock. Pictured, from left to right, back row: Jeff Connelly, professor and associate dean of Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology; Tom Colby, visiting assistant professor; and Laura Ruhl, assistant professor. Pictured, from left to right, front row: Beth McMillan, chairperson of the Department of Earth Sciences; Rene Shroat-Lewis, assistant professor; Josh Spinler, instructor; and Michael DeAngelis, assistant professor. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

UA Little Rock geology program first in the world to earn ABET accreditation

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s bachelor’s degree in geology has been accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock geology program first in the world to earn ABET accreditation”