News

Nov
26
2018
The Baylor Geosciences Department is sad to report the passing of alumnus Bradley Ray (BS, 1979) on October 10th.
Oct
30
2018
Researchers believe artifacts unearthed near Salado may be the oldest of their kind in North America.
Oct
29
2018
SALADO, Texas — An archeological site near Salado contains a record of human habitation spanning the last 16,000 years. Researchers found carved stone, similar to arrowheads, which could be from as far back as 15,500 years ago.
Oct
26
2018
It is with sadness that we note the passing of Dr. Harold Beaver, former Chairman of the department.
Oct
23
2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Upward of 20 mammoths may have succumbed to disease from a poop-infested watering hole in Waco, Texas, during a severe drought in the last ice age. The new findings counter a past interpretation of this mammoth graveyard that suggested the animals died in a flood.
Jun
20
2018
Congratulations to Baylor University Department of Geosciences PhD student Bart Yeates!‬
May
30
2018
The Baylor Geosciences Department is sad to report the passing of alumnus Dwayne Crumpler (MS, 1989) on Sunday, May 27th.
Mar
26
2018
The Geosciences department will host Dr. Daniel P. Shrag from the Harvard University Center for the Environment for a lecture on Thursday April 5th at 6:30 pm in room D110 in the Baylor Sciences Building.
Mar
6
2018
The Geosciences department is saddened to report that alumni Greg Hild (MS ’85) passed away in December 2017 from esophageal cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Feb
12
2018
Researchers from Baylor University challenge the claim of earliest archaeological evidence of peopling of the Americas.
Jan
19
2018
The department is sad to report that Dr. William G. (Bill) Brown, Professor Emeritus, passed away on Wednesday, January 17th at the age of 83.
Dec
22
2017
On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 the Baylor Geoscience department was host to one hundred forty fourth graders from Woodway Elementary School and their teachers.
Dec
1
2017
View a recent interview with Dr. Dan Peppe and Ann Harder on KXXV News Channel 25 about Earth Science.

Interview Link

Sep
27
2017
Join the Mayborn Museum and the Department of Geosciences as we celebrate Earth Science Week and learn more about climate change at the Earth Science Symposium – Climate change: Earth’s past, present, and future.
Sep
27
2017
The Mayborn Museum and the Department of Geosciences are hosting a series of hands on activities and events dialing from 10 AM to 2 PM From October 9 - 13, 2017 to celebrate Earth Science Week.
Aug
23
2017
The Department of Geosciences at Baylor University is pleased to announce a search for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Paleobiology with an open start date beginning in August 2018.
Aug
21
2017
Approximately 150 students and faculty attended a solar eclipse viewing party August 21st, 2017 hosted by the geoscience department.
Jul
13
2017
Paleobotany, paleomagnetism and paleoclimate aren’t words often used in everyday conversation. Even as academic disciplines go, they’re not among the most commonly cited. But as Dr. Daniel Peppe shows, these rare words and disciplines help us understand how climate change over time impacts plants and animal life on Earth. Peppe is an associate professor and …
May
11
2017
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift in excess of $1 million to the department of geosciences that will dramatically enhance students’ educational experiences by increasing the department’s capacity to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to conduct research under the mentoring guidance of faculty members. Made by parents of a current Baylor student who wish to remain anonymous, the gift also will significantly enhance the department’s ability to attract outstanding students and to prepare them for successful careers.
Jan
23
2017
Dr. Katherine Freeman, Distinguished Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University will present a lecture on Molecular Clues to Early Human Habitats: Water and Vegetation in the Landscape of Olduvai Gorge.
Sep
21
2016
Join us for the department's annual homecoming open house on Friday, October 14th from 7pm - 9pm in the Baylor Sciences Building E401 clock tower.
Aug
26
2016
Baylor seeks to fill the following tenure-track faculty position within the Geosciences Department, in the College of Arts & Sciences:
May
19
2016
WACO, Texas (May 18, 2016)—Joshua Brownlow, a doctoral candidate studying geology at Baylor University, received the Farvolden Award for his research regarding the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination, which he presented at the 2016 National Groundwater Association Groundwater Summit in April.
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