Department News

EPS students and faculty release statement and action plan opposing anti-Black racism

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has released a statement acknowledging and opposing societal and institutional racism against Black people. The statement also details the department’s commitment to specific actions that will support Black scientists and redress the ongoing underrepresentation of Black researchers in the Earth, environmental, and planetary sciences. The statement was drafted […]

New York Times profiles fossil findings by EPS faculty and graduate student

New York Times profiles fossil findings by EPS faculty and graduate student
Concurrent with the publication of a new article in Nature Communications, the New York Times has profiled the research of Prof. Emmy Smith and PhD student Lyle Nelson into the animals of the Ediacaran Period. The new paper describes tomographic analyses conducted on fossil specimens of Cloudina and concludes that the organism was a bilaterian […]

The Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship is open for applications

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 Ph.D. in any area of Earth and Planetary Sciences or Environmental Sciences with strong links to departmental research interests.