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

We, the members of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, vehemently oppose our society’s systemic oppression of and violence against Black people. From the roots of slavery to the mass incarceration and police brutality that continue to this day, the history of the United States is steeped in the suppression of Black lives and […]

EPS researcher awarded NSF postdoctoral fellowship

EPS researcher awarded NSF postdoctoral fellowship
Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Melissa Sims for being awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Division of Earth Sciences! The project is titled “Windows into Ancient Impacts: Examining Meteoritics Research with New Approaches,” and Dr. Sims will conduct research in collaboration with Prof. June Wicks and Prof. Sabine Stanley of the EPS […]

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 […]