Time for Ceviche

Last weekend, Sidney and I got together at my house on campus to try out one of her Honduran recipes– one that we are hoping to make for the food event next week! We got a ride to the grocery … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: Star-shaped crinoid columnals from the Middle Jurassic of southern Utah

Just a quick Fossil of the Week post. If all has gone well, I’m somewhere in the Mojave Desert on a College of Wooster Spring Break geology field trip. Above we see isolated columnals (stem units) of the crinoid Isocrinus … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A molded brachiopod from the Lower Carboniferous of Ohio

We haven’t had a local fossil featured on this blog for awhile. Above is an external mold of the spiriferid brachiopod Syringothyris typa Winchell, 1863, from the Logan Formation (Lower Carboniferous, Osagean, about 345 million years old) of southeastern Wooster, … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: Sponge and bivalve borings from the Miocene of Spain

This week we have a rather unimposing limestone cobble, at least from the outside. It was collected way back in 1989 by my student Genga Thavi (“Devi”) Nadaraju (’90) as part of a Keck Geology Consortium field project in southeastern … Continue reading
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Fighting Scots Together

This past weekend, Heidi had her last home track meet for the indoor season, so I wanted to go and watch her race. I was able to work the track meet so that I could be there for all of … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A Pleistocene octocoral holdfast from Sicily

My Italian colleague Agostina Vertino collected this beautiful specimen from the Pleistocene of Sicily and brought it to Wooster when she visited five years ago. It is the attaching base (holdfast) of the octocoral Keratoisis peloritana (Sequenza 1864). Octocorals (Subclass … Continue reading
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Three Nationalities, Two People

My name is Nancy, I am a first-year from Houston and my partner’s name is Lango, also a first-year from Zambia. Before signing up for the program I had known Lango because of an encounter at Born basement’s laundry room. … Continue reading
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Pancakes and Good Conversation

My name is Heidi and I am a senior from Minnesota, and my new friend Sidney is a freshman from Honduras. We’ve seen each other quite a bit so far this semester, but we hadn’t taken the time to sit … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A stromatoporoid from the Silurian of Estonia

Stromatoporoids are extinct sponges that formed thick, laminated skeletons of calcite. They can be very common in Silurian and Devonian carbonate units, sometimes forming extensive reefs. The stromatoporoid above is Densastroma pexisum (Yavorsky, 1929) collected from the Mustjala Member of … Continue reading
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Three Days on Ice

Dr. Lowell and a crew from the University of Cincinnati spent thee days with us on the ice at Browns Lake Bog. The objectives were to take a series of long cores from the ice platform at the bog and, … Continue reading
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