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NSF Funding Allows Geology Chair Arlo Weil and Students to Study Andes Mountains

Posted April 30, 2014

Professor Arlo Weil, chair of the Geology department, and long-time colleague Adolph Yonkee of Weber State University have received approximately $325,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation that will allow them to study the tectonic and deformation history of the portion of the Andes mountains found in Argentina. Much of the funding from the […]

Geologist Arlo Weil wins grant to study curved mountain ranges

Posted June 3, 2009

Associate Professor Arlo Weil, chair of the geology department, and colleagues from the University of Victoria and Spain’s Salamanca University recently received an International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) award to study curved mountain ranges around the world. Read more»

Geologists, students travel to Spain, return with photos

Posted October 28, 2008

Students and faculty of the Bryn Mawr Geology Department spent Fall Break visiting the mountains of the Iberian Peninsula, where Department Chair Arlo Weil has been involved with groundbreaking research on the breakup of the Pangea supercontinent. Sixteen students and faculty members atop the ancient lower crust of North America, which was transferred to Europe (here, […]

Bryn Mawr geologist’s new theory looks to explain the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent

Posted September 25, 2008
A map of Pangaea, illustrating the Paleo-Tethys sea (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Kieff)

This summer Associate Professor of Geology Arlo Weil and his colleagues published a groundbreaking report offering a new explanation of the process by which the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart and ultimately gave shape to many of today’s mountain ranges and other major geographic features. “Pangaea was this nice stable supercontinent. The question is, ‘Why did […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Nature Geoscience

Posted July 6, 2008

Associate Professor of Geology Arlo Weil co-authored “Self-subduction of the Pangaen Global Plate,” which appears on the Nature Geoscience Web site in advance of its publication in the next issue of the journal.