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Eugene Domack
Domack Feted as Fellow of American Geophysical Union

Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies, was recently elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  He was honored at the AGU’s fall meeting in San Francisco, Dec. 5-9.  More ...

Geosciences professor Eugene Domack, left, talks with glaciologist Richard Alley and students Natalie Elking ’12 and Manique Talaia-Murray ’12. Both students travelled to Antarctica with Domack in 2010.
Glaciologist Richard Alley Gives Global Warning

The world is definitely warming, and it is directly due to factors that human beings have caused—these are two things that Dr. Richard Alley is certain of, and the premises on which he based his Oct. 20 lecture in the Taylor Science Center. Alley, a glaciologist and member of the UN climate change committee that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize,  spoke on present state and future implications of sea-level rise due to a warming planet.  More ...

Richard Alley
UN Climate Change Committee Glaciologist Richard Alley to Lecture

Glaciologist Richard Alley, a member of the UN climate change committee that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will present a lecture, “Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise,” on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

From left, NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati, NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Ian Howat '99, and Obama's science advisor John Holdren.
Ian Howat '99 Receives Presidential Early Career Award

Ian Howat ’99 was among four scientists named by President Obama to receive the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He received the award in a ceremony on Oct. 14 in Washington.  More ...

Eugene Domack
Antarctic Warming Leads to Crab Migration

A paper co-authored by Geosciences Professor Eugene Domack that demonstrates how rising temperatures in the Antarctic margin have allowed an invasive species to decimate the existing marine life was published on Sept. 7 in the British journal  Proceedings B, the Royal Society's flagship biological research journal.  More ...

Theresa Allinger '11 discusses her senior thesis with David Fink, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization and IAEA member.
Allinger '11 Presents at International Antarctic Earth Sciences Symposium

Theresa Allinger ’11, a geosciences major, presented a poster on her senior thesis research “Antarctic Deep Sea Corals as Paleoceanographic Proxies for Warm Water Upwelling” at the recent International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences held at the University of Edinburgh. Her participation was supported by the J. W. Johnson Family Professorship stipend and the National Science Foundation through Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences.  More ...

Drew Christ '11 discusses his senior thesis at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Christ '11 Discusses Thesis at National Snow and Ice Data Center

Drew Christ '11 recently discussed the results of his senior thesis at the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  His short talk was related to the annual data meeting of the LARISSA working group. One of the highlights of the discussion was the recognition that Christ’s work has defined for the first time the precise chronology for glacial advance during the Little Ice Age in glaciers of the Graham Land coast, Antarctic Peninsula, which took place between AD 1110 and AD 1690.  More ...

Alex De Moor poses at the base of the Ediacara Period.
Alex De Moor '10 Conducts Field Work in Namibia

Alex De Moor '10 recently completed more than a month of field work in Namibia working on the Neoproterozoic glacigenic rocks of the Otavi Platform. Among other results of the field work were the collection and discovery of perhaps some of the earliest forms of animal fossils every found, that his team uncovered these unusual forms at the base of the Ediacaran section right above a prominent glacial layer known as a tillite.  More ...

Returning Alums Share Expertise at Reunions '11

Over the course of Reunions ’11 Weekend, speakers at 30 Alumni College events informed the more than 1,000 returning alumni and guests on a wide variety of topics, ranging from urban redevelopment to food allergies to healthcare to sustainable investments. Here are brief reports on six of those sessions.  More ...

Eugene Domack
Domack Elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union

Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies, has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Only one in 1000 members is elected to Fellowship each year. He will be honored at the December 2011 Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco.  More ...

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