Select Page

Tag: Department of Geosciences

Just Exactly What Are These Fossils Found in the Ozarks?

A few weeks ago, with help from geology professor Steve Boss, I wrote about the geological evolution of the Ozarks. Boss explained how this massive geographical area, which stretches from near St. Louis in the northeast all the way down to the Arkansas River in the south, lifted out of a shallow sea. This process occurred over a very long geological period more than 200 million years ago. Soon after we published this blog post, a friend of mine told me he’d found some impressive fossils in bluff strata near Wesley, 15 miles east of Fayetteville. He brought home...

Read More

How the Ozarks Formed

Recently my wife and daughter and I hiked to Big Bluff, a majestic roost 500 feet above the Buffalo River, which flows through the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas. Accessible from the “Goat Trail” spur off the Center Point Trail, Big Bluff is situated between Steel Creek campground and Horseshoe Bend (or Hemmed-In Hollow, depending on which side of the river you’re on). It is, in my opinion, the jewel of the Ponca Wilderness Area and one of the most impressive overlooks in Arkansas. Along the trail there, just before you reach the best view of the river valley and...

Read More

Researchers Awarded Early Career Grants

Two University of Arkansas researchers have been awarded $750,000 Early Career Research grants by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Salvador Barraza-Lopez, assistant professor of physics, and John B. Shaw, assistant professor of geosciences, are among 49 scientists nationwide to receive the award. Barraza-Lopez will use his grant to further research two-dimensional materials that are being investigated as candidates to power the next generation of electronic devices. He recently led an international research team that found black phosphorous and monochalcogenide monolayers act differently than any other known 2-D materials at any given temperature. “We had worked on...

Read More

Looking for an expert?

The University of Arkansas Campus Experts website is a searchable database of experts who can talk to the media on current events.

Trending Topics:
Arkansas politics
Digital privacy
Sexual assault

Leading Change, Changing Lives

Connect with Us