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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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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A predatory gastropod from the Pliocene of Cyprus

This week we have another fossil from the Nicosia Formation (Pliocene) of the Mesaoria Plain in central Cyprus. It is again from a Keck Geology Consortium project in 1996 with Steve Dornbos (’97). This time, though, instead of our Coral … Continue reading
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Lunch with a New Friend

My name is Nathan Lapin. I am a senior from Cleveland, Ohio here at Wooster who is currently engulfed in IS. Since I worked on IS for three straight days, I decided to take a break and call up my … Continue reading
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Nanako & Elisabeth: Teriyaki chicken dinner

Hello! I’m Nanako and I’m a member of IPP. I’m a Computer Science and Math double-major sophomore from Yokohama, Japan, and my IPP partner is Elisabeth. Since Elisabeth has studied abroad for a year in Japan, she’s much more familiar … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: Another vermetid gastropod from the Pliocene of Cyprus

Why another one of those strange twisty gastropods from the Pliocene of Cyprus for our Fossil of the Week? Because this one fooled me for years. Above is a pair of images of a specimen of the vermetid gastropod Petaloconchus … Continue reading
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Follow Us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Congratulations on being admitted into The College of Wooster’s Class of 2019! Instead of writing a blog this year, we are focusing our efforts on social media. We have been and will continue to use Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A worm-like gastropod from the Pliocene of Cyprus

This week we continue with fossils from the Nicosia Formation (Pliocene) of the Mesaoria Plain in central Cyprus. These fossils are from a Keck Geology Consortium project in 1996 with Steve Dornbos (’97). Above we have one of the most distinctive … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: An encrusted scallop from the Pliocene of Cyprus

One of the very best paleontological sites I had the pleasure of collecting was on the hot Mesaoria Plain near the center of the island of Cyprus. It was the summer of 1996 and Steve Dornbos (’97) and I were … Continue reading
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