Hamilton College to Host New York State Geological Meeting

Hamilton College will host the 69thannual meeting of the New York State Geological Association (NYSGA) on Friday,Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28.

Dr. Cathryn Newton of Syracuse University will deliver the keynote address.Her talk, "The Great Extinctions: Comparing Mechanisms," will take place onSaturday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Bundy Dining Hall.

The weekend events include several educational field trips and two workshops.Visits to local sites of geological interest, such as the Green Lakes StatePark, the Madison County Landfill, Seneca Lake, and the Herkimer Diamond Mineare planned.

The two workshops will focus on the influence of geology on human events, and adiscussion of oceanographic resources available on CD-ROM and the World WideWeb.

The meeting generally attracts professional and amateur geologists,environmentalists, engineers and educators at all levels.

The NYSGA is a non-profit organization that works to promote geologicalinformation and earth science education in New York State. Hamilton hosted thefirst meeting of the organization in 1925, and was also the site for themeeting in 1935, 1948, 1960, and 1984.

Additional information about the meeting can be obtained on the world wide webat www.hamilton.edu/academic/Geo.

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