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Department of Geology news archive: 2010

26 Dec: Penguin evolution revisited (ODT article).

18 Nov: Volcanologist Mick May believes it is highly unlikely that the Pink and White Terraces survived the 1886 eruption that engulfed them (ODT article).

22 Oct: In the annual teaching excellence poll organised by OUSA, students voted Professor Alan Cooper as Top Ten Teacher for 2010

6 Sept: Find out more about the magnitude 7.0-7.1 "Darfield Earthquake"(Near Christchurch) (updated 8-9-2010: 10:45 am)

2 Sept: Geology Department seeks Scientific Officer for one-year fixed term position (update: position filled)

9 Aug: Listen to a podcast by the Geological Society of London to hear about the 'Ground breaking research' that earned Prof. Rick Sibson the 2010 Wollaston medal

9 Aug: Geology Department seeks two new lecturers (update: applications closed 1 November)

29 July: Scientists plan to drill deep into Alpine Fault

29 June: Nathalie Lefebvre has been awarded the Eloise Gerry Fellowship, from the Graduate Women in Science for her study of eruptive processes at maar-diatreme volcanoes in Arizona, USA.

16 June: Carolyn Gorny has been awarded a Postgraduate Research Grant by the International Association of Sedimentologists for her study of subglacial volcaniclastic deposits in Iceland.

16 June: Nathalie Lefebvre has been awarded a Student Research Grant by the Society of Economic Geologists for her study of eruptive processes at maar-diatreme volcanoes in Arizona, USA.

2 June: 2010 Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society of London awarded to Prof. Rick Sibson

28 May: New "home" of the Geology Department's seismology and marine geology groups

21 May: Short course by Prof Robert Bodnar on "Fluids in Magmatic-Hydrothermal Systems

19 Feb: Whale evolution driven by diatom evolution and climate change, says Felix Marx, writing in Science magazine