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Nicole LaBarge '15
From Farm to Fork: Food Sustainability at Hamilton College

The corn from Ohio, the blueberries from Maine, and the strawberries from California that all ended up at your summer barbeque traveled quite a distance before arriving on your plate. “Farm to Fork,” a term used by the college’s food service provider, Bon Appétit, entails buying locally grown products when possible in order to reduce carbon emissions caused by transporting food long distances, as well as to stimulate the local economy. Nicole LaBarge ’15 is working on a Levitt Project, “Analyzing the Sustainability of Bon Appétit at Hamilton College Using Life Cycle Assessment.”  More ...

Barbara Tewksbury
Tewksbury Publishes Article in Geology

An article by Professor of Geosciences and Upson Chair of Public Discourse Barbara Tewksbury was published in the Geological Society of America’s journal, Geology. Titled “Polygonal faults in chalk: Insights from extensive exposures of the Khoman Formation, Western Desert, Egypt,” the article appeared online on April 15 and will be included in the June print edition.  More ...

Jorge Mendieta '14
Mendieta ’14 Presents Research at GSA Meeting

Jorge L. Mendieta, a senior geosciences major, presented a poster titled “Plymouth Long Beach, MA and Winthrop Beach, MA: An Analysis of Coastal Protection Projects” at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) - Northeastern Section. The conference was held March 23-25 in Lancaster, Pa.  More ...

Colyer Woolston '14 and Clinton first grader John Musante examine fossils in the lab.
Colyer Woolston '14 Mentors Clinton Student in Paleontology

Colyer Woolston, a senior with a passion for the natural sciences, had an opportunity to share his interest in paleontology recently when he mentored John Musante, a first grade student at Clinton Elementary School.  More ...

Emma Hedley '14
Emma Hedley ’14 Presents at Geological Society Meeting

Emma L. Hedley, a senior in the Geosciences Department, presented a poster titled “Beach Nourishment at Virginia Beach, Virginia” at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section.  Hedley’s work in coastal geology was presented as a poster in the Coastal/Marine Science session and her abstract was published in GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 46, No. 2.  More ...

William TIfft '14
William Tifft ’14 Presents at Geological Society Annual Meeting

William D. Tifft ’14, a senior in the Geosciences Department, presented a poster titled “A Reference Collection of Middle Devonian, Upper Hamilton Group Brachiopods from the Geer Road Quarry in Eaton, New York” at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section.Tifft's work in paleontology was presented as a poster in the Geologic Education session and his abstract was published in GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 46, No. 2.  More ...

Geoscientists Bailey and Rayne Promoted to Professor

Hamilton College Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds announced the promotion of two faculty members to the rank of professor. The promotions of Associate Professors of Geosciences David Bailey and Todd Rayne were approved by Hamilton’s Board of Trustees at its December meeting and will be effective Jan. 1, 2014.  More ...

Barbara Tewksbury
Tewksbury Presents at GSA Meeting

Upson Chair for Public Discourse and Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury gave several presentations at the annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America held Oct. 27 – 30 in Denver.  More ...

Hare '14 and Weisman '15 on Antarctica Expedition

On Oct. 27, Alexander Hare ’14 and Isabelle “Izzy” Weisman ’15 sailed to Antarctica to continue ongoing research initiated by Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences and director of Larsen Ice Shelf System – Antarctica (LARISSA), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded and Hamilton College supported initiative. Domack’s former student, Amelia Shevenell ’96, is serving as chief scientist on this cruise.  More ...

Dave Tewksbury
Fox News Features Tewksbury Project

Dave Tewksbury, geosciences technician, presented Nike Missile site tracking research at the annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver on Oct. 27. LiveScience reported on his project to build a geo-referenced database of Nike missile sites through Google Earth. Fox News published an expanded interview with Tewksbury.  More ...

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