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Dreaming Eyes Wide Open

1968. White Plains, New York. My mother takes me to a matinee of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The theater seats thousands and the movie plays continuously all day without commercials or trailers. A uniformed usher with a flashlight seats us. … Continue reading
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Wooster Geologists in the 2016 Wooster Senior Research Symposium

WOOSTER, OHIO–A dozen Wooster Geologists participated today in the annual Wooster Senior Research Symposium: A Celebration of Independent Study! All did superb presentations that were very well received. The geology portion began in the morning with talks from Team Utah … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A terebratulid brachiopod from the Middle Jurassic of northwestern France

We have another beautiful brachiopod this week from our friend Mr. Clive Champion in England. He sent me a surprise package of fossils earlier this year. They are very much appreciated by me and my students! The specimen above is … Continue reading
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Sedimentology & Stratigraphy class in Wooster Memorial Park. Watch this space!

This morning Wooster’s Sedimentology & Stratigraphy class visited Wooster Memorial (“Spangler”) Park for some field experience. A few of the students are shown above exploring a magnificent glacial deposit. I never did get a photo with all 21 students in … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A thoroughly encrusted rugose coral from the Upper Ordovician of southeastern Indiana

It doesn’t look like much, this long lump of gray stone. With a close view you might pick up a hint of a bryozoan or two, but mostly we see rather shabby shades of grey. One of the coolest perks … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: An atrypid brachiopod from the Devonian of Spain

Our featured fossil this week is another gift from brachiopod enthusiast Clive Champion of England. This fine specimen of Atrypa sp. was collected from the Middle Devonian (Lower Couvinian) exposed at El Pical, Leon, Spain. Atrypa is the emblematic genus … Continue reading
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Dr. Patrick O’Connor gives the 35th annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr., Memorial lecture at Wooster

WOOSTER, OHIO–It was our pleasure to host Dr. Patrick O’Connor of Ohio University, who presented the 35th Annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr., Memorial Lecture. The Osgood Lectureship was endowed in 1981 by the three sons of Dr. Osgood in memory … Continue reading
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Poverty in Wayne County and India

Poverty is global phenomena. There isn’t a single community that is not touch by the deprivation of capabilities. Income poverty affects 10% of the world population and is mostly concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Individuals in these parts of … Continue reading
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2017 Osgood Lecture

The 2017 Osgood Lecture will be given by Dr. Rob Thieler, Ph.D. Dr. Thieler is a member of the U.S. Geological Survey team at the Coastal and Marine Geology Program in Woods Hole, MA. Dr. Thieler will be presenting on March … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A crinoid stem internal mold from the Lower Carboniferous of Ohio

The Biology Department at The College of Wooster is in the midst of a massive move in advance of the construction of the new Ruth Williams Hall of Life Science. The staff has been combing through old specimen collections, giving … Continue reading
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