What’s Happening


small buildings in tropical area

During a sabbatical in Guatemala, Professor David Greene created a resource guide on how to build earthquake-resilient homes for local residents.

Date: May 24, 2016
Professor David Greene

The Geological Society of America has recognized Professor David Greene for his work on behalf of the organization.

Date: February 29, 2016



Earth Observatory website checked in with Erik Klemetti, associate professor of geoscience, about a possible eruption on Mount Meru in Africa.

Date: September 23, 2015
Field trip photo 1
Field Trips

Highlights and photos of the Department of Geosciences student/faculty Field Trip, September 16-20, 2015

Date: September 4, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015

Marcia McNutt speaks on “Geoscience Problem Solving for Sustainability: Focus on Energy.”

Date: February 23, 2015

Erik Klemetti, geosciences faculty, explains how volcanoes can create toxic gas.

Date: February 4, 2015

Geosciences faculty Erik Klemetti vocalizes on a Mexican volcano.

Date: January 23, 2015


Erik Klemetti, assistant professor of geosciences, discusses his passion for volcanology in the Columbus Dispatch

Erik Klemetti, assistant professor of geosciences, discusses his passion for volcanology in the Columbus Dispatch.

Date: December 22, 2014

Geosciences faculty Erik Klemetti just published a paper in PLOS ONE about the Lassen Peak volcanoes.

Date: December 5, 2014

Geosciences faculty David Greene has been teaching teaching earthquake-resistant building techniques in Guatemala.

Date: December 5, 2014

Denison faculty will meet up with their past students and current colleagues a the Geological Society of America conference in Vancouver, B.C.

Date: October 17, 2014
2014 Alumni Newsletter

As has been said in just about every previous iteration, it is hard to believe two years have passed since the last edition of the Alumni Newsletter. I guess it’s true what they say, time and tide wait for no one.

Date: September 2, 2014
Awards & Honors

The following scholarships and awards were presented at our annual Department of Geosciences Awards Banquets. These honors have been made possible by your generous support over the years. Thank you alumni!

Date: September 2, 2014
Racoon Meander

The big hydrologic news, for those of you for whom Raccoon Creek is now a distant memory, is that the meander neck at Wildwood Park in Granville is close to breaching!

Date: September 2, 2014
Geoscience Fall Field Trip
Field Trips
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

Geoscience Fall Field trip will take place on September 17-21.

Date: August 28, 2014
Geosciences Spring Field trip
Field Trips

Geoscience Dept. members explore Mammoth Cave

Date: May 15, 2014


hawaii volcano
Field Trips

Most every geologist would like to see an erupting volcano, and put their rock hammer in flowing lava.

Date: September 3, 2013
Geosciences Fall 2013 Field Trip Image
Field Trips
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Fall 2013 Geosciences Department field trip is to the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Date: August 28, 2013

Three Geoscience majors who completed summer research with their faculty advisors will be presenting abstracts at the National Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado this October.

Date: August 27, 2013


Christian Erickson
Field Trips

In the spring of 2012, Eric Klemetti and Kate Tierney led a group of students on a field trip to southern Nevada and along the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada.

Date: September 4, 2012


Proterozoic under a rig
Field Trips
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 to Sunday, September 18, 2011

Proterozoic and Paleozoic Strata of Missouri

Date: September 30, 2011
In a truck on San Salvador Island
Field Trips
Friday, March 11, 2011 to Saturday, March 19, 2011

Geosciences Spring 2011 Fieldtrip

Date: March 30, 2011


Smoky Mountains Student Group
Field Trips
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 to Sunday, September 19, 2010

Exploring the Southern Appalachians

Date: October 13, 2010


West Virginia Image 1
Field Trips
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 to Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Geologic Transect of the Central Appalachians

Date: October 9, 2009
On the border
Field Trips
Saturday, March 14, 2009 to Friday, March 20, 2009

Denison Geosciences exploring Texas and New Mexico.

Date: April 16, 2009


Field Trips
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 to Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sixteen students and five faculty traveled to the North Shore of Lake Huron, Canada on the Department's 2008 Fall Field Trip.

Date: October 29, 2008
Costa Rica Beach
Field Trips
Friday, March 7, 2008 to Sunday, March 16, 2008

Twenty students, four faculty, and a visiting professor made the trip to Costa Rica.

Date: April 9, 2008


The crew standing on a mafic dike at Ogunquit.
Field Trips
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 to Sunday, September 23, 2007

Bedrock & Surficial Geology of Coastal Maine

Date: October 9, 2007
The crew on Clinch Mountain, TN
Field Trips
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 to Sunday, April 1, 2007

Traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Date: April 23, 2007


Preparing to go underground at the Sinks of Gandy
Field Trips
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 to Sunday, September 17, 2006

A Geologic Transect of the Central Appalachians

Date: October 3, 2006