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Hannah Haskell '15
Haskell ’15 Presents at GSA Meeting

Hannah G. Haskell ’15 presented a poster titled “Beach Erosion and Restoration at Cape May Point, New Jersey” at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section.  More ...

Dean Eppler
Lecture by Expert on Spacesuit Design is March 31

Dean Eppler, a NASA expert on spacesuits for future planetary exploration, will present “Space suits and field geology: How can we do what we do when the outcrop isn’t on the Third Rock?” on Tuesday, March 31, at 4:10 p.m., in room 3024 in the Taylor Science Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Anthropology professor Nathan Goodale shows the children igneous (volcanic) rocks called obsidian and basal.
Science Faculty Introduce Local Children to the Wonders of Science

Lots of “oohs” and “ahhs” and a couple shrieks were heard in the Taylor Science Center during spring break when two groups of local third-grade students visited for some hands-on science learning with the help of Hamilton’s science faculty. For more than 20 years, Professor of Biology Dave Gapp has organized “Science Exploration Days” which bring classes of elementary school students to Hamilton for guided tours and short lessons in various areas of science.  More ...

Barbara Tewksbury
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 ...

Professor Emeritus Donald Brandreth Potter
Hamilton Mourns the Death of Professor Emeritus Donald Brandreth Potter

In an email to the Hamilton community, President Joan Hinde Stewart announced the death of Donald Brandreth Potter, professor of geology emeritus. He died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at his home following complications from a fall.  More ...

The Guardian Quotes Dave Tewksbury on Japanese Fugos

Geosciences Technician Dave Tewksbury was quoted in an Oct. 30 article in The Guardian titled “How Japan’s secret weapon brought second world war to rural Oregon.” Tewksbury had presented a poster on fugos, the Japanese balloon bombs described in the Guardian article in a 2008 session at the annual Geological Society of America meeting.  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 ...

Dave Bailey, Cindy Domack
Fossil Trilobite Species Named for Bailey and Domack

Two Hamilton Geoscience Department colleagues were recently recognized with the publication of two newly described fossil trilobite species. Olenellus baileyi and Holmiella domackae were named in honor of David Bailey and Cynthia Domack, respectively, in recognition of the “important influence on the professional development” of senior author Wes Gapp.  More ...

Four Faculty Members Named to Endowed Chairs

Dean of Faculty Patrick D. Reynolds announced the appointment of four of Hamilton’s most outstanding teacher-scholars to endowed chairs. Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin, Professor of Biology Jinnie M. Garrett, Professor of  Environmental Studies Todd W. Rayne and Professor of History Thomas A. Wilson were appointed, effective July 1.  More ...

Eugene Domack, Tim Elgren. Ernest Williams
Three Longtime Science Faculty Members Retire

Three longtime members of Hamilton’s science faculty retired during the last academic year. Eugene Domack, Timothy Elgren and Ernest Williams had a combined 79 years of service at Hamilton.  More ...

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