Department News Archive
July 30, 2014
Earth’s Hottest June Follows Hottest May. The New Normal?
This June was the warmest one since record keeping began in 1880, a NOAA center reports. Same was true for May. It’s more evidence the planet is heating up, climate scientists say. Read the article in The Christian Science Monitor.
Eric Ryberg Awarded the 2014 Lawrence Alexander Hardie Undergraduate Research Award In Earth & Planetary Sciences
Topic: Use of 17O Isotope in Ethiopian Rainwater to Develop New Paleoclimate. Read more on the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award site.
July 16, 2014
Faculty Position in Geology
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the first of several anticipated tenure-track faculty positions in geology.
Florence Bascom’s Birthday
Dr. Bascom was the first woman to receive a PhD from Johns Hopkins (in 1893), and the first woman to work for the U.S. Geological Survey, as a geologist. Read her bio here.
June 30, 2014
Research Professor Richard Stolarski Honored by GRL
E&PS Research Professor Richard Stolarski has been honored by the prestigious journal Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) of the American Geophysical Union.
May 14, 2014
GECS Student Justin Falcone Awarded Truman Scholarship
Junior Justin Falcone, who has dedicated his personal and academic pursuits to studying and addressing the global implications of climate change, was recently named one of 59 recipients of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The awards are given annually to U.S. college undergraduates with demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service.
May 8, 2014
Ozone Thinning Has Changed Ocean Circulation
In a paper published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, Darryn Waugh and his team show that subtropical intermediate waters in the southern oceans have become “younger” as the upwelling, circumpolar waters have gotten “older”—changes that are consistent with the fact that surface winds have strengthened as the ozone layer has thinned.
April 30, 2014
Faculty Spotlight: Alexios Monopolis
E&PS Lecturer Alexios Monopolis was interviewed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Resources. Read the interview here.
March 30, 2014
Postdoc Search: Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in Planetary Sciences
The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. We seek outstanding individuals with a recent PhD in any area of earth and planetary sciences.
February 28, 2014
Mineral Named in Honor of Prof. David Veblen
Veblenite is found in Newfoundland and Labrador and acknowledges the accomplishments of a distinguished professor in earth and planetary sciences.