NEWS ARCHIVE

  1. September 4-7, 2017 - Climate & Biotic Events of the Paleogene (CBEP) 2017 will be held at Snowbird Resort near Salt Lake City, hosted by Gabe Bowen and Pete Lippert.


  1. June 2017 - Tim van Peer successfully navigates his viva to officially earn his PhD at the National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton. Big congrats Tim!


  1. June 2017 - Courtney Wagner heads to Beijing for her NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes fellowship where she will work with Dr. Yongxin Pan at the Institute of Geology & Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


  1. May 2017 - Jörg Pross, Director of the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Universität Heidelberg, joins the group for his six month sabbatical.


  1. April 2017 - Pete Lippert receives the Outstanding Faculty Teaching award from the students in Department of Geology & Geophysics.


  1. April 2017 - Courtney Wagner attends the first Rocky Mountain GeoBiology Symposium in Golden, CO to present her work on magnetotactic bacteria assemblages in Paleocene-Eocene boundary sediments.


  1. April 2017 - Graduate students Grant Rea-Downing, Courtney Wagner, and Brendon Quirk receive funding from the Global Change & Sustainability Center to develop new strategies for mapping and characterizing the distribution of PM2.5 on during winter inversions.


  1. April 2017 - Grant Rea-Downing earns a University Teaching Assistantship for his proposal to bring augmented reality and 3D visualization into our Structural Geology and Tectonics classrooms.


  1. March 2017 - Courtney Wagner’s proposal, “Testing how geomagnetic field strength influences magnetoreception and biodiversity as observed in magnetotactic bacteria,” is recommended for funding by the NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program. Courtney will spend the summer working with Dr. Yongxin Pan at the Institute of Geology & Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China.


  1. March 2017 - Another paper from Wentao Huang published in JGR-Solid Earth: Remagnetization of carbonate rocks in southern Tibet: Perspectives from rock magnetic and petrographic investigations.


  1. February 2017 - Wentao Huang’s first paper of 2017 is published in JGR-Solid Earth: Remagnetization of the Paleogene Tibetan Himalayan carbonate rocks in the Gamba area: Implications for reconstructing the lower plate in the India-Asia collision.


  1. January 2017 - Song Peiping, from the Institute for Tibetan Plateau Research in Beijing, P.R. China, joins the group as a China Scholarship Council postdoc.


  1. December 2016 - Pete Lippert, Wentao Huang, and Tim van Peer each will present work from the group at the 2016 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Pete on magnetofossils across the Eocene-Oligocene Transition, Wentao on cryptic remagnetization of Tethyan carbonates in the India-Asia suture zone, and Tim on the astronomical calibration of Late Oligocene and Early Miocene magnetostratigraphic records from the N. Atlantic.


  1. November 2016 - Pete’s interview on EGU’s GeoTalk blog.


  1. October 2016 - Lisa Egger’s latest paper, “Magnetostratigraphically calibrated dinoflagellate cyst bioevents for the uppermost Eocene to lowermost Miocene of the western North Atlantic (IODP Expedition 342, Paleogene Newfoundland Sediment Drifts),” is published in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.


  1. August 2016 - Zhenyu Li’s latest paper, “Paleomagnetic constraints on the Mesozoic drift of the Lhasa terrane (Tibet) from Gondwana to Eurasia,” is published in Geology.


  1. September 2016 - Vicki Tyler will present her MSci work, “High-resolution geochemical and magnetic records from a new benchmark deep sea section across the Eocene-Oligocene transition” at the 12th International Conference on Paleoceanography in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in September.


  1. August 2016 - PhD student Courtney Wagner is headed to the Institute for Rock Magnetism at the University of Minnesota for a visiting fellowship.


  1. December 2015 - Pete Lippert, along with colleagues Alexis Ault, Amir Allam, and Chris Milliner, will convene a session on the characterization of fault zones in space, time, temperature, and texture at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting. Stick around for Friday afternoon.


  1. December 2015 - Utah PhD Student Courtney Wagner will give a talk on a new species of fresh-water magnetotactic bacteria at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting.


  1. November 2015 - Pete Lippert gives two invited talks at the 2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Lhasa’s Jurassic-to-Paleocene Latitude and A Great Greater India.


  1. October 2015 - Pete Lippert wins an Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics Division of the European Geosciences Union.


  1. October 2015 - Tim van Peer, PhD student at NOC Southampton, wins an Outstanding Student Poster Award from the European Geosciences Union.


  1. October 2015 - Wentao Huang begins his NWO Rubicon postdoc at the University of Arizona.


  1. September 2015 - The IODP Expedition 342 Post-cruise Meeting at Snowbird Resort in the Wasatch Mountains was, like the expedition itself, a huge success.


  1. August 2015 - Courtney Wagner (’15 BSci Geobiology, Univ. Rochester) joins the Utah Paleomagnetic Center.


  1. August 2015 - Grant Rea-Downing (Utah) attends Univ. Michigan’s Mountain Ranges and High Plateaus Summer School in Jackson, WY.


  1. July 2015 - Wentao Huang (Arizona/Utah) wins a prestigious NWO Rubicon to study origin and timing of remagnetization in suture zones. He’ll split his time between the University of Arizona and the University of Utah.


  1. April 2015 - Wentao Huang (Utrecht) successfully defends his PhD at Utrecht University: “Paleomagnetic Constraints on Tectonic Reconstructions of the India-Asia Collision Zone.” A huge, data-rich contribution to the Asian tectonics community. Great job Wentao!


  1. June 2015 - Grant Rea-Downing (Utah) is headed to China for three months as an NSF EAPSI Fellow working with Shaofeng Liu at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing.


  1. June 2015 - Tim Van Peer (NOCS) is off to Minnesota for the IRM Summer School for Rock Magnetism.


  1. May 2015 - Off to the NOC Southampton as a Visiting Academic to work on the North Atlantic record of the Eocene-Oligocene Transition with Chuang Xuan, Paul Wilson, and Steve Bohaty.


  1. April 2015 - Wentao Huang (Utrecht) successfully defends his PhD at Utrecht University: “Paleomagnetic Constraints on Tectonic Reconstructions of the India-Asia Collision Zone.” A huge, data-rich contribution to the Asian tectonics community. Great job Wentao.


  1. February 2015 - Brad Ritts and I are convening a session on the Mesozoic Geology of the Tibetan Plateau at this year’s AOGS Meeting in Singapore. Check out Session SE-10 if you’re interested.


  1. February 2015 - Tim Van Peer (NOCS) is off to the IRM at Minnesota as a Visiting Student Fellow to learn some new techniques and understand the magnetic mineralogy of the Early Miocene Newfoundland sediment drifts. He’s also presenting his revised Late Oligocene-Early Miocene magnetostratigraphy for IODP Sites U1405 and U1406 at the upcoming 2015 EGU meeting.


  1. January 2015 - Wentao Huang (Utrecht) is off to a very successful year, with 3 new papers on biases and artifacts in paleomagentic directions from the India-Asia suture zone. Check out the Publications page for more details.


  1. January 2015 - Grant Rea-Downing is headed to UMich’s Mountain Ranges & High Plateaus summer school in Jackson this August.


  1. December 2014 - The UPC will be represented at Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, with presentations on wildfire’s magnetic fingerprint, remagnetization of upper Mesozoic marine sediments from the Tibetan Himalaya and implications for the paleogeography of Greater India, and magnetic anisotropy and directional biasing of ignimbrites from the Snake River Plain.


  1. September 2013 - Grant Rea-Downing (B.Sci from UC Santa Cruz) joins the group as a Masters student with a focus on paleomagnetic and structural studies of Cenozoic intraplate deformation in the Alxa region of Western China.


  1. July 2014 - New home, new job.


  1. IODP Leg 342 Paleogene Newfoundland Sediment Drifts was a huge success. You can follow our progress as it was recorded here. And be sure to check out the videos from the ship, compiled here.


image credits: Tibet, Leg 342, Wildfire