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Continent-Sized Scan Reveals US Underbelly

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Assistant Professor: Brandon Schmandt Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

Assistant Professor: Brandon Schmandt
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

Continent-Sized Scan Reveals US Underbelly

Featured in livescience

A continent-sized scan of North America is giving researchers the sharpest view yet of mysterious geological structures underneath the United States.

The impressive view comes from an ambitious experiment called EarthScope, which has scanned the country from California to Maine using hundreds of portable seismometers. (The next stop is Alaska.) Launched in 2004, the massive effort has already revealed new details about the geology of the western and central United States, such as the shape of Yellowstone's magma plume. Now, the first clear images of the entire continent are beginning to emerge, according to a study published Oct. 15 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Nomination for the Annual Research Lectureship Award

Monday, 3 November 2014

Nomination for the Annual Research Lectureship Award

The Research Policy Committee seeks nominations from all colleges at UNM for the 60th Annual Research Lectureship Award. The awardee will deliver the lecture in the 2015 spring semester during the New Mexico Shared Knowledge Conference, Thursday, April 23rd, 2015.  The awardee will receive an honorarium or a funding allocation to be placed in a research-related account and the awardee’s name will be included in the UNM Roll of Honor.

The Research Lectureship is the highest honor that UNM can bestow upon a faculty member in recognition of one’s research/creative activity of exceptional merit.  The nominee must be an active, full-time faculty member at the time the nomination is submitted.  The current research or creative work of the nominee must be of the highest quality.  The nominee must have been at UNM for a minimum of five years.  Nominators are responsible for assembling documentation in support of their nominees. 

Complete nominations, including all documentation, must be submitted by E-mail, by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 12th, 2014 to:

Professor Daniel C. Barkley
1 University of New Mexico,
Zimmerman Library, MSC 03 5020
Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001
Telephone: 505-277-7180
Email:  barkley@unm.edu

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