Department News Archive


Why Do We Care So Much About Mars?

The JHU Gazette interviewed Assistant Professor Kevin Lewis for an article on Mars. Lewis works with images and topography of sedimentary rocks to evaluate the Martian landscape and geological features, all in an effort to determine the planet’s past climate. Read the full article here.


Summer 2014 Department Newsletter

Read the latest news from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Summer 2014 newsletter, now available online.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Faculty Spotlight: Alexios Monopolis

E&PS Lecturer Alexios Monopolis was interviewed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Resources. Read the interview here.


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.


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.