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Professor Barbara Tewksbury and astronaut Victor Glover in the field in New Mexico.
Tewksbury Co-authors Paper on Astronaut Training

Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury co-authored an article in the August issue of GSA Today, a publication of the Geological Society of America. “Geologic Training for America’s Astronauts” describes the rationale for changes over the past eight years in geology training for astronaut candidates and the focus for future geology training.  More ...

Claire Sayler '12 and Professor Barbara Tewksbury are shown conducting fieldwork in Egypt on the NSF OISE Web banner.
Desert Eyes Project Featured on NSF Website

A photo from the Desert Eyes Project appears on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering Website banner. The photo, part of a rotating series, shows Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair for Public Discourse and professor of geosciences, and Claire Sayler ’12 doing fieldwork in Egypt.  More ...

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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 ...

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Tewksbury Discusses Use of Google Earth in Research

Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury presented “Using High Resolution Imagery in Google Earth for Research in Remote Regions” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The meeting was held Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.  More ...

Astronauts, geology instructors and NASA personnel in the field at San Ysidro Anticline. Back row, L to R:  Dean Eppler, NASA, head of geology training, Astronauts Victor Glover, Josh Casada, Jessica Meir, Nicole Mann, Andrew Moran; Dr. Mark Helper (UT Austin), Dr. Kip Hodges (Arizona State), Dr. Jose Hurtado (UT El Paso), Lauren Harnett (NASA photographer). Front, l to r:  Veteran astronaut Michael Fossum, Astronaut Anne McClain, Dr. Cynthia Evans (NASA), Barb Tewksbury, Astronaut Nick Hague.
Tewksbury Teaches Geology to New NASA Astronauts

Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury this summer was one of a small group of instructors involved in classroom and field training in geology for the new group of NASA astronauts selected in 2013. The instructors met the eight new astronauts in Houston for two weeks of classroom training in June, followed by a week of field mapping in July, during which the group camped and worked on the Taos Plateau in northern New Mexico.  More ...

Unearthing the Secret of the Desert Eyes

The untrod sands of the Egyptian Deserts hold a mystery much older than the construction of the pyramids: hundreds of naturally formed “desert eyes” unblinkingly turned toward the sky for tens of millions of years. Yet, despite their age, these structures have almost no topography; in fact, until the advent of Google Earth, these formations, which lie in the desert west of the Nile, were never studied. Josh Wolpert ’16, is working with Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury on the Desert Eyes Project, funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF).  More ...

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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 ...

Barbara Tewksbury gives a keynote address via Skype to a Geosceince Congress in Tehran, Iran.
Tewksbury Gives Keynote at International Geoscience Event

Upson Chair for Public Discourse and Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury gave the keynote address at the 32nd National Symposium and 1st International Geoscience Congress on Feb. 18. The event was in Tehran, Iran, and because Tewksbury was unable to be there, “University-Level Geoscience Education for the 21st Century,” was presented via video.  More ...

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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 ...

<em>Pathways to Excellence</em>, published by The Couper Press.
Faculty Contribute to New Couper Press Book

Several Hamilton faculty members contributed to a new book, Pathways to Excellence in Teaching, edited by Ernest H. Williams, the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Biology, and published by The Couper Press.  More ...

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