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Fostering progress through collaboration & innovation

UC Forward is a philosophy, an idea, a re-imagining of what a university experience should be. It is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and research initiative—pairing students and faculty with external experts, all from differing perspectives—to solve today's problems and develop tomorrow’s workforce in unique and relevant ways. Learn more

I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward. David Livingstone

Quaternary and Anthropocene Research Group

•	Quaternary and Anthropocene Research Group (QARG

Quaternary and Anthropocene Research Group (QARG) is a multi-faculty, multi-disciplinary group focused on integrative research and teaching of geology, paleontology, climatology, anthropology, ecology, and landscape evolution across recent geological past, including the ascent of humankind.

The QARG serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research group dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research in Quaternary science and the study of the Anthropocene. The group is committed to excellence and diversity in students, faculty, staff, and all of their activities. QARG provides an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, QARG creates opportunity, develops educated and engaged citizens, enhances the economy and enriches our university, city, state and global community.


Several UC Forward courses provide opportunities for students to participate in expeditions.  

Prof. Ken Tankersley leads an archaeological dig at Kentucky's Big Bone Link park for discovering Mammoths in an exciting Summer 2013 course ANTH4039: Surviving Climate Change: Field Methods in Midwest Archaeology.

Professors Lewis Owen, Brooke Crowley, and Brian Davies are heading to the Himalaya in India with students in GEOL6021C and GEOL6041C: Changing Landscapes, Dynamic Environments, and GeoHazards in the Himalaya as they explore some of the most extreme climates and landscapes on earth, camping on glaciers at 17,000 feet altitude.

Why wait to change the world if you don't have to?