Geology Club to host weekend highway clean-up

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Geology Club heads to Pinnacle Mountain State Park on Saturday, Sept. 15, to clean up the club’s adopted one-mile stretch of Highway 300 near the West Summit Trail entrance to the park. Continue reading “Geology Club to host weekend highway clean-up”

Dr. Stephen Grace works in the UA Little Rock Campus Garden. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

Sustainability grant will lead to new greenhouse for Campus Garden, more fresh food for Trojan Food Pantry

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Sustainability Committee has awarded a $2,500 grant that will provide more growing opportunities for the UA Little Rock Campus Garden as well as an increase in fresh produce for the Trojan Food Pantry.  Continue reading “Sustainability grant will lead to new greenhouse for Campus Garden, more fresh food for Trojan Food Pantry”

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”

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”

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”

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Paleontologist to speak at March 8 EARTHtalk! lecture

Dr. Laura Vietti, geological museum and collections manager with the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming, will speak about whale falls during the next University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Earth Sciences EARTHtalk! lecture series on Wednesday, March 8. 
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Dr. Kathy Knierim

Hydrologist to kick off spring 2017 EARTHtalk! series

A hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey will be the first featured speaker for the spring 2017 UA Little Rock Department of Earth Sciences EARTHtalk! lecture series with a Feb. 15 talk on the importance of groundwater.  Continue reading “Hydrologist to kick off spring 2017 EARTHtalk! series”