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Sam Bentley Joins LA CPRA Framework Development Team

Dr. Sam Bentley has been asked to serve as the state's Academic Member of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan Framework Development Team, an upper level advisory team of stakeholders and experts that will help guide development of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. 

G&G at the GSA Rocky Mountain and Codrilleran Meeting

The Department of Geology and Geophysics had a strong presence at the 2014 joint Rocky Mountain and Cordilleran section meeting of the Geological Society of America held in Bozeman, MT on May 19-21. LSU participants included undergraduate stduent Eleanor Smith and Professors Barbara Dutrow and Darrell Henry.

Congratulations Spring 2014 Graduates!

The LSU College of Science diploma ceremony was held Friday May 16, 2014. The Department of Geology & Geophysics is proud to congratulate 1 doctoral, 4 masters, and 5 bachelors students on completing their degree!

Choppin Honors Convocation

On Monday April 21, 2014 the LSU College of Science hosted its 39th Annual Dean Arthur R. Choppin Honors Convocation. Geology & Geophysics faculty and students were recognized for their outstanding achievements made throughout the 2013-14 academic year.

Peter Clift Blogs His Journey on the Joides Resolution

Dr. Peter Clift, Charles T. McCord Professor, is currently blogging his experiences onboard the Joides Resolution a seagoing research vessel in the South China Sea. Dr. Clift will be spending roughly two months on board collecting cores and logging three sites in the oceanic basement. Catch up and keep up with the beginnings of his journey by visiting