Department News Archive


New Assistant Professors

It’s a great pleasure to formally announce that we have several new assistant professors arriving this summer. They are Drs. Emmy Smith, Meghan Avolio, Maya Gomes, and June Wicks.


Congratulations Anand Gnanadesikan

Congratulations Anand Gnanadesikan
Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan has been promoted to full professor with tenure in Earth & Planetary Sciences! Anand is a leading authority on Earth system dynamics and modeling. His overarching research goal is to understand how the many components of the Earth system interact to produce the variability we observe in modern climate.


Congratulations Sara Rivero

On Thursday, December 11, 2015  Sara Rivero presented her thesis entitled “Anthropogenic Change vs Natural Variability: Lessons Learned from the Continuous Plankton Recorder.” She will  receive her degree on May 18, 2016. Congratulations!


Congratulations Fisseha Berhane

On Thursday, February 9th Fisseha Berhane presented his thesis entitled “Intraseasonal Precipitation Variability Over Tropical Africa.” He will  receive his degree on May 18, 2016. Congratulations!


Teaching Professor in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a teaching professor position in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. The position will be filled at the Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor level, as appropriate, starting as early as summer of 2016. Associate Teaching Professors and Teaching Professors are […]


Camp Singewald Update

The repairs to Camp Singewald from the storm last winter have been made. There are still a few tweaks to be made but we are hoping to reopen by the end of September. For those who have been to the Camp we made a Facebook page to share memories and post pictures! Please visit our […]


Ben Zaitchik Featured on “People Behind the Science” Podcast

Ben Zaitchik Featured on “People Behind the Science” Podcast
Ben Zaitchik was interviewed as a featured scientist for the popular podcast “People Behind the Science,” a show designed to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do, and show the human side of science. Click to listen to the interview.


2015 OES Summer Course

2015 OES Summer Course
The third annual Open Earth Systems summer short course in the Earth Sciences was held in Olin Hall over 10 days in early July. Participants were elementary, middle, and high school teachers and administrators from Baltimore City and County. Each earned three Professional Development credits during 40 hours of instruction and lab activities led by Linda Hinnov, Peter […]


Peter Olson Awarded Inge Lehmann Medal of the American Geophysical Union

Peter Olson Awarded Inge Lehmann Medal of the American Geophysical Union
Professor Peter Olson has been awarded the 2015 Inge Lehmann Medal of the American Geophysical Union. This prestigious award is given annually to one honoree in recognition for “outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth’s mantle and core.” The Lehmann Medal is named in honor of Inge Lehmann, […]


Congratulations, Dr. Ben Passey

Dr. Ben Passey has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in Earth & Planetary Sciences. Ben skillfully teaches at all levels in our E&PS programs and runs a thriving research group. In particular, since arriving at Hopkins, he has made technical breakthroughs in stable-isotope geochemistry that have obstructed the field for decades. [...]