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Tooth chemistry reveals sauropod sojourns -- Professor Henry Fricke, Justin Henceroth ('09), and Marie Hoerner ('09) completed research that was published in Nature Magazine October 26, 2011.

Tia Wood ('10) competed with graduate and undergraduate students at the AGU Conference in San Francisco, December 2009. Tia was awarded one of the "Outstanding Student Paper Awards" for her presentation under the category of Study of the Earth's Deep Interior titled "Anisotropy and mantle flow in the eastern Sierras Pampeanas from shear wave splitting".

Two members of the CC Geology Department were named as Fellows of the Geological Society of America, in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences. Professors Paul Myrow and Christine Siddoway, together with the other 2010 GSA Fellows, were inducted on October 30 at the GSA annual meeting in Denver, CO.

The Geology Department has a full year visiting professor during the 2011-2012 academic year. William "Chris" Krugh is returning for his second year and will be teaching Regional Studies; Geology in the Media; Dating of Rocks, Tectonics, & Erosion; and Physical Geology this year.

Precambrian Basement 2013-14 Goes Green!

Talks for Fall Semester 2014-15

Block 1 -- September 1, 3:00 p.m. in Tutt Science Lecture Hall, Dr. Woody Fischer, CalTech,  "Evolution of Photosynthesis and the Rise of Oxygen”

Block 1 -- September 22, 12:15 p.m. in Olin 1, Dr. Perry Spector, Visiting Block 1 Professor is presenting "Antarctic ice during warm climates".