The new John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences will include the Department of Geological Sciences, the Bureau of Economic Geology, and the Institute for Geophysics.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson’s generous gift will provide

  • Funds to support activities in basic and applied geological research, particularly in the areas of water, energy, and minerals research, by faculty, students, and research staff of the school.
  • Research leaves-of-absence for faculty and staff scientists involved in grant and contract research in order to increase research productivity.
  • Enhancements and expansion of Geology Library holdings.
  • Graduate student fellowships to help attract top students in Texas and the nation.
  • A visiting scientist and postdoctoral program to augment research productivity.
  • Endowed fellowships for meritorious research staff.

 

Attendance was high at a UT press conference on Tuesday, July 10, 2001, where the creation of the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences was announced.

 

Bureau of Economic Geology Director Scott Tinker and staff members attend press conference. (Left to right middle row) Eric Potter, Dr. Martin Jackson, Dr. Bob Loucks, James Doss, Amanda Masterson, Sigrid Clift. (Front row) Dr. Scott Tinker and Dr. Jim Jennings.

 

UT Regent Cyndi Krier issues a statement about the donation from Mr. John A. Jackson that allows the creation of the new school of geosciences. UT President Larry Faulkner stands to the left side of the picture. Mr. John A. Jackson sits to the right of the podium, with UT System Chancellor Dan Burck to the far right.

 

Bureau of Economic Geology Director Dr. Scott Tinker visits with UT System Chancellor Dan Burck, and Bureau researchers Dr. Charles Kerans and Dr. Martin Jackson.

 

Mr. John A. Jackson and Dr. Scott Tinker discuss the announcement of the new John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences.