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Paleontologist lectures about his research and findings

Paleontologist lectures about his research and findings

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 13, 2018

    To learn how to raise a “wild child” and discuss the variety of dinosaurs in the North American West Coast, students and faculty gathered in Bolin 100 for a lecture from renowned paleontologist Scott Sampson on April 12. The lecture hall was nearly full as the audienc...

Scientists justify field at colloquium series

Scientists justify field at colloquium series

Cortney Wood

September 12, 2017

The hum from the projection screen retracting filled the lecture hall as 50 pairs of feet exited the presentation. After his 40-minute presentation over tectonic evolution, Richard Hanson, school of geology, energy and environment at Texas Christian University, finished off his water with a swig and b...

Geology Department gets 535-million-year-old rock

Yolanda Torres

April 8, 2015

The geology department has recently added a new rock to its collection. A big, old rock. “Rocky," a rock believed to be from southern Oklahoma, is approximately 535 million years old. “I can only imagine what that rock has seen. If only it had eyes,” said Bill McGregor, geology senior. It...

Reception marks founding of petroleum geology graduate program

Reception marks founding of petroleum geology graduate program

Ethan Metcalf

March 11, 2015

At a reception in front of a crowd made up of donors, administrators, board members, faculty and even ex-Regents, University President Jesse Rogers introduced the formation of the Robert L. Bolin Graduate School of Petroleum Geology. "Students may complete this program in a five-year format, recei...

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