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GLG water research included in University ResearchCorridor report
July 4, 2014
Dr. Bruno Basso's research was featured in the recent report of the

Michigan State University and its University Research Corridor partners protect Michigan’s precious water resources and enhance its “blue economy” through hundreds of millions of dollars in research and service, a new report shows.

The URC universities – MSU, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University – landed nearly $300 million in funding for water-related research and outreach from 2009 to 2013. The 2,100 awards led to innovations in a wide variety of areas, ranging from invasive species to monitoring water quality and finding ways to optimize water use in agriculture, according to “Innovating for the Blue Economy,” a report released today at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

- See more at: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/research-us-vital-to-michigans-blue-economy/#sthash.ltdnCRjg.dpuf
University Research Corridor.
The Geology of Michigan in 400 words
The Geology of Michigan in 400 words
June 25, 2014
Dr. Danita Brandt recently described the geologic history of Michigan for the Lansing State Journal's weekly "Michigander" feature.  This is her essay.
The Clay Minerals Society; passing the gavel
The Clay Minerals Society; passing the gavel
May 21, 2014

The Clay Minerals Society is an international organization devoted to the study of clays and clay minerals. Prof Velbel passes the gavel at the 51st meeting of the Clay Minerals Society.

MSU Scientists speak out on climate change
May 15, 2014

Dr. Bruno Basso is quoted in a recent press release from MSU.

Department Undergrads Excel at UURAF
Department Undergrads Excel at UURAF
April 4, 2014

GLG undergraduates were well represented at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum and took home several top prizes.

Basso discussion published in Nature Climate Change
March 28, 2014

Prof. Bruno Basso’s discussion of “Temperature and drought effects on crop yields” recently appeared in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Aureal Cross 1916-2013
Professor Emeritus Dr. Aureal Cross 1916-2013
December 2, 2013

The Department lost a great colleague over the Thanksgiving holiday. Professor Emeritus Aureal T. Cross  was a remarkable individual who touched many lives through his incredible career.

Prof. Bruno Basso’s work featured in NSF Science Now
Prof. Bruno Basso’s work featured in NSF Science Now
November 2, 2013

Dr. Bruno Basso’s work with SALUS (Approach to Land Use Sustainability) continues to garner headlines.

Joint Faculty Elected Fellow of the Geological Society
August 3, 2013
Dr. Phanikumar Mantha, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Geological Sciences, has been elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA).
Professor Publishes Paper in Nature Climate Change
July 4, 2013

An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population – projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century – in the face of climate change.