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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 ...

Eugene Domack
Domack to Lecture on Why Earth History Matters

Eugene Domack, the Joel W. Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies, will present the lecture “400 parts per Million of CO2, and why Earth History Matters,” on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30  p.m., in the Chapel.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

John DeGuardi '16 isolates isotopes to determine the age of a black shale sample.
John DeGuardi ’16 Analyzes Black Shale

John DeGuardi ’16 is a chemistry major but spent two months this summer working out the age of Woody Island Siltstone, an unusual black shale found in Tasmania, Australia. He and Adrien Hilmy ’13 were awarded a Dickson-Rodgers summer research stipend and worked in a high tech laboratory at the University of Houston.  More ...

Alexander Hare '14 prepares to launch the "fish."
Alexander Hare ’14 Studies Lake Formation and Evolution

Alexander Hare ’14 is conducting his senior thesis project on the acoustic stratigraphy of Oneida Lake. This summer, he acquired many miles of seismic reflection profiles from the lake bottom, revealing the layering and geologic history of the largest inland lake in New York State.  More ...

Aubrey Coon '16 reviews engineering schematics of shoreline restoration with Village of Sylvan Beach Administrator Joseph Benedict.
Aubrey Coon ’16 Studying Beach Nourishment

With support from the Geoscience Department’s Dickson Rogers Fund, Aubrey Coon ’16 is working this summer to help understand the sediment budget of Sylvan Beach, on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake.  More ...

Deanna Nappi '15
Nappi ’15 Awarded NSF Antarctica Service Medal

Deanna Nappi ’15 was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal by the National Science Foundation. Nappi served aboard the L.M. Gould in October 2012 during a challenging expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula.  More ...

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