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Geology News Releases

‘Lava Bombs’ Manufactured during U of I-Led Study on Stability of Volcanic Formations

Posted Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:16:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 4, 2020 — University of Idaho volcanologist Erika Rader and colleagues investigated the growth of volcanic formations by manufacturing lava bombs, melted blobs of lava ejected from a volcano. Read more

Two U of I Faculty Members Earn National Recognition for Research

Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 09:38:00 -0700

Two University of Idaho faculty members have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early career scholars. Christine Parent, an assistant professor of biological sciences and member of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST), and Eric Mittelstaedt, an assistant professor of geology and geophysics, both in the U of I College of Science, earned Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards, along with a combined $1.7 million in research funding. Read more

U of I Hosts First IWRRI Water Research Symposium March 7

Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:53:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Moscow will feature the work of seven research teams involved in grant-funded work through the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 104b program on Wednesday, March 7, at the first ever Water Research Symposium. Read more

Idaho Geological Survey Tool Showcases Over a Century of Statewide Mining Documents

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:05:00 -0800

Over 10,000 unique and unpublished mine-related documents are being made available for free download through the Idaho Geological Survey's (IGS) mines interactive web map application. Read more


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