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UI Professor Unearths the Surprising Geology Deep Beneath the Galápagos Islands
Posted: Tuesday, January 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho geologist Dennis Geist is digging deep into the mysteries of one of Earth’s most unusual island chains, the Galápagos. He and a team of researchers from across the nation have published a paper that challenges some of the conventional explanations of how the islands’ geology has formed. Geist describes the rock layer deep below the Gal&...
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Science | Geological Sciences | Dennis Geist | Geology | Geology | Research | News Release | University of Idaho
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Idaho Geological Survey and U-Idaho Explore for Geothermal Energy
Posted: Thursday, January 10 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – In an effort to provide the most accurate assessment of high-temperature geothermal energy potential in the region, the Idaho Geological Survey recently drilled new wells in southeastern Idaho. “These new thermal gradient wells will provide the first accurate picture of the heat flow regime beneath this important volcanic province,” said project leader John Welha...
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Geology | Geology | Research | News Release | Eastern Idaho | Geology
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New Idaho Geological Survey Map a Boon to State’s Economic Development
Posted: Wednesday, October 17 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Map enthusiasts, geoscientists and resource managers this week will welcome the Idaho Geological Survey’s first release in 35 years of an all-encompassing geologic map of the Gem State. Geologic maps – in addition to showing regular features like mountains, rivers, plains, towns and roads – include details on the distribution, nature and age relationships of rocks, faults and stra...
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Science | Geology | Geology | Research | News Release | Geology
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U-Idaho Talent Makes Waves
Posted: Monday, April 9 2012
By Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho graduate student in geological sciences, Alex Patthoff, and his research adviser, geology professor Simon Kattenhorn, have made a discovery of international significance.   Patthoff and Kattenhorn's groundbreaking research documents evidence of a liquid ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus, which is currently being imaged by NASA's Cassini...
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Princeton Review Names U-Idaho Professor One of America’s 300 Best
Posted: Wednesday, April 4 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – On Tuesday, the Princeton Review named Karen Harpp, associate professor of geochemistry at the University of Idaho, one of the 300 best professors in the U.S. Formerly of Colgate University, Harpp was chosen out of over 42,000 professors nationwide using student data collected by the Princeton Review and RateMyProfessor.com.     An engagi...
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Science | Geological Sciences | Geology | Environmental Science | Geology | News Release | Karen Harpp
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University of Idaho Geologists Take Preventative Measures Before Potential Earthquake
Posted: Monday, July 11 2011
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Grand Teton National Park is a spectacular site along the Wyoming-Idaho border. The park brings in nearly 4 million visitors a year and creates a scenic background for those who live there. While the beauty is stunning, it’s tempered by the potential of danger from beneath the ground. The majestic mountain range sits on an active fault line that could one day lead to a sever...
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Science | Geological Sciences | Geology | Geology | Idaho Falls | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Soil | Eastern Idaho | Geology | Geology
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Students Shine at National Level, Showcase Implications of Geothermal Energy for Idaho
Posted: Wednesday, July 6 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – A national award for University of Idaho geological sciences students is more than just a pat on the back. It showcases the implications of geothermal energy in Idaho, and the state's growing need to develop this renewable resource. The geological sciences student team earned third place late last month in a National Geothermal Student Competition, or NGSC; the team evaluated the ...
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Science | College of Graduate Studies | Geological Sciences | Jerry Fairley | Geology | Geology | Idaho Falls | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Graduate Education
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Stripes on Mars Research Gains Momentum
Posted: Tuesday, October 5 2010
Few undergraduate students find their work referred to in Nature Magazine and Popular Science, but for Vandal alumnus Daisuke Kobayashi that dream became a reality.
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Science | Geological Sciences | Kenneth Sprenke | Geology | Geology | Research | News Release
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