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A rhyolite sample from the Geosciences Rock Collection on Shared Shelf Commons.
Geosciences Rock Collection Available Online

The Hamilton Geosciences Rock Collection was recently made available through Shared Shelf Commons, a free, open-access image library. The online collection currently features images of 653 rock samples, along with information about each rock.  More ...

From left: Prof. Cynthia Domack, Alec Melone, Rachel Lannino, Nicole Saitta, Amy Song, Mary Langworthy, Izzy Taaffe, Eli Shakun, and Samantha Graber.
Advanced Paleontology Class Collects Fossils

Professor of Geosciences Cynthia Domack and students in Geoscience 390 - Advanced Paleontology: Special Topics in Paleobiology and the Fossil Record visited Little Falls, N.Y., on Oct. 13 to collect fossils.  More ...

The SAA Archaeological Record Cover - Sept. 2015
Field School Featured on Archaeological Record Cover

The Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project, directed by Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale and Visiting Instructor of Anthropology Alissa Nauman, was featured in a photograph on the September cover of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) publication The SAA Archaeological Record. Pictured on the cover is the excavation at a 2,600-year-old pithouse at the project site located in southeastern British Columbia with field school students Anna Arnn ’17, Mariah Walzer ’17 and Michael Graeme (Selkirk College/University of Victoria).    More ...

Barbara Tewksbury
Tewksbury Presents at LPI

Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair for Public Discourse and Professor of Geosciences, presented “Polygonal Patterns and Desert Eyes: Discovery and Study of Pervasively Developed Bedrock Structures in the Western Desert of Egypt Using Freely Available High Resolution Satellite Imagery” on Aug. 18 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston.  More ...

Mary Langworthy '17
Mary Langworthy ’17 Examines "Where Geology Meets Literature"

While thousands of scientific articles are published annually, relatively few attract the attention of the general public. The gap between what is understood by scientists and what is common knowledge to the public is the focus of a research project being undertaken by Mary Langworthy ’17 in a project titled “Where Geology Meets Literature: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Science Writing,” funded through the Emerson Foundation.  More ...

Professors Naomi Guttman, Doran Larson, Tom Jones and Lisa Trivedi.
Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards Presented to Five at Class & Charter Day

Five Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 11. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

Madison Beres '15
Madison Beres ’15 Presents at Geological Society of America Meeting

Madison Beres ’15 presented a poster titled “An Educational Booklet on the New York State Fossil Eurypterus remipes” at the 50th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section.  The work Beres presented in the Geoscience Education session was based on her senior thesis with Professor of Geosciences Cynthia Domack.  More ...

Ally Kontra '15 at the GSA Northeastern section annual meeting.
Alexandra Kontra ’15 Presents at GSA Northeastern Section Meeting

Alexandra Kontra ’15 presented a poster titled “Coastal Protection in Avalon, New Jersey: Hard and Soft Structuring from 2005 to 2014” at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section.   The work Kontra presented in the Marine/Coastal Science session was based on her senior thesis with Professor of Geosciences Cynthia Domack.  More ...

Felipe Ramirez '15 at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America – Northeastern Section.
Felipe Ramirez ’15 Presents Poster at Geological Society of America

Felipe A. Ramirez ’15 presented a poster titled “Paleohydrologic Evolution of Lake Systems in the Washakie and Piceance Basins, Wyoming and Colorado” at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America – Northeastern Section.  More ...

Hannah Wagner '15
Hannah Wagner ’15 Presents at GSA - Northeastern Section Annual Meeting

Hannah Wagner ’15 presented a poster titled “Rusophycus in the Herkimer Formation Building Materials on the Hamilton College Campus” at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section. The conference was held in Bretton Woods, N.H., on March 23-25 and the technical program consisted of symposia, theme and general sessions, arranged in oral and poster format.  More ...

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