jim3Hello Earth and Planetary Science Alumni,

As we start our start the 2023-24 year, there are new things to report.  EPS is in the midst of a makeover with new tile floors replacing the gray carpet and white painted walls.  The walls are bare now giving a sterile appearance. However, we are planning a more modern look to replace endless bulletin boards holding up faded posters. 

EPS will be at GSA in Pittsburg this year with several faculty and ~15 graduate and undergraduate students.   If you are attending GSA, please stop by our table in the convention center and join us Monday evening, October 16th at

McCormick & Schmick's Downtown Pittsburgh


Our local alumni can always join us at any of our “events”.  On October 11th, Octoberfest takes place outside of the 72-wing of Wright Labs. Our holiday party is December 6th in the Geology Museum on College Ave campus.  Both events start at 4 and run to 7 pm and sometimes later.

Rutgers Alumni LinkedIn group continues to grow.  I am hopeful that LinkedIn will be another way in which you can stay in touch with each other and possibly help connect EPS job seekers with job openings among our alumni.  We are also on Facebook.  I recently joined FB myself and hope to make the EPS page more active with posts about what we are doing.   

Our department is always evolving and The Redbeds will keep you informed of what’s happening in EPS.  If you have news to share, we’d like to hear about it.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to me or others in the department to ask questions or share your news. 

Best regards,

Jim Wright

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Geological Society of America Alumni Event. Where: McCormick & Schmick’s, 301 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. When: Monday October 16, 2023. Time: 7 to 9 pm.