News

Home  >  News > The geologist Carmina Virgili receives the Honour Medal of the Complutense...

The geologist Carmina Virgili receives the Honour Medal of the Complutense University of Madrid

Dr Carmina Virgili showing the Honour Medal of the Complutense University of Madrid.

Dr Carmina Virgili showing the Honour Medal of the Complutense University of Madrid.

The dean of the Faculty of Geological Sciences (UCM), Dr Ramón Mas, giving the award to Dr Virgili.

The dean of the Faculty of Geological Sciences (UCM), Dr Ramón Mas, giving the award to Dr Virgili.

Dr Virgili together with the institutional representatives from the UB and the UCM.

Dr Virgili together with the institutional representatives from the UB and the UCM.

22/01/2013

Recerca

Dr Carmina Virgili, who got the Gold Medal of the UB in 2011 and one of the first women who was a professor in Spain, received the Honour Medal of the Complutense University of Madrid, an institution where she has developed a great part of her teaching experience. An institutional representation from the Complutense University of Madrid and the Institute of Geosciences attended the award ceremony which took place on Saturday 19th January. The institutional representation was headed by the vice-rector for Academic Organization, Eumenio Ancochear, and the dean of the Faculty of Geology, Ramon Mas. The UB was represented by the dean of the Faculty of Geology, Lluís Cabrera, the professors Salvador Reguant, Mariano Marzo and Ferran Colombo, from the Department of Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Marine Geosciences, and the previous deans of the Faculty, Pere F. Santanach (Department of Geodynamics and Geophysics) and Miquel Àngel Cuevas (Department of Crystallography, Mineralogy and Mineral Deposits).

 

Carmina Virgili i Rodón (Barcelona, 1927) got a PhD in Geology from the UB in 1956. During all her career, he has been lecturer, professor, head of department and dean in several Spanish and French universities. In 1963, she got the chair of Stratigraphy at the University of Oviedo, so she became the first woman to be professor at that University and the third in Spain. Moreover, Virgili led the Spanish Mesozoic Group from 1976 to 1980, and the Pablo Iglesias Foundation from 1977 to 1987.

Furthermore, she was member of the Spanish Commission of Cooperation with UNESCO from 1982 to 1996, and she was secretary general of Universities and Research from 1982 to 1985. In addition, she was senator for Barcelona from 1996 to 2000, and in 2008 she was granted an honorary doctorate from the University of Girona. During her professional career she has received a great number of awards, such as the Leonardo Torres Quevedo Award of the Spanish National Research Council, the Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise, the Narcís Monturiol Medal, and the Cross of St George. Moreover, she has been recognized with the National Order of the French Legion of Honour. She is honorary member of the Spanish Official Association of Professional Geologists, and she has published more than one hundred articles and books about stratigraphy, palaeography, scientific methodology and Geology teaching.

 

 

 

Share this at:
| More |
  • Follow us:
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's Facebook profile
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's Twitter profile
  • ??? peu.google.alt ???
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's Youtube profile
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's RSS
Member of: Two Campuses of International Excellence logo del leru - League of European Research Universities logo del bkc - campus excel·lència logo del health universitat de barcelona campus

© Universitat de Barcelona