Commemoration of 120th anniversary of geologist and geomorphologist Dr. habil. Valerija Čepulytė

On 23 February 2024, the 120th anniversary of the geologist, geomorphologist, and long-time researcher at the Institute of Geology and Geography, Dr. habil. Valerija Čepulytė, was celebrated at the Conference Hall of the Nature Research Centre. Although the time she lived in is slowly sinking into oblivion, it is still joyful to remember her work and her contribution to the study of the surface of Lithuania.

A pleasant surprise was our community’s collaboration in restoring the tombstone bas-relief (author G. Raudonius) that had been stolen by thieves, in preparing the exhibition (by S. Dagienė and A. Trumpienė), a virtual version of which is available at:,  and a cordial meeting at which Dr. habil. V. Baltrūnas delivered a detailed presentation on the life and the most important works of the scholar. Memories were shared by Prof. A. Grigelis, Dr. E. Ž. Gelumbauskaitė, Dr. V. Narbutas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Kadūnas and Dr. Z. Malinauskas.

Sincere thanks to those who donated funds for the bas-relief and contributed to the organisation of the event.