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Wooster Geologist in Yorkshire

LEEDS, ENGLAND–It was my good fortune to attend this week the 58th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association in Leeds, Yorkshire, this week. I very much enjoy these meetings because of the high quality of the talks and posters, the … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Beautiful trace fossils from the Upper Ordovician of southern Ohio

Every year we highlight at least one of the fossils found and studied by Wooster’s Invertebrate Paleontology class as part of their field and laboratory exercises. This year it is this nice slab of trace fossils collected by Curtis Davies … Continue reading
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My classroom experience

I still remember the first time I sit in an American classroom – the students called the professor by her first name, students speak in the classroom directly without any signal (raising their hands), one student challenge the other student’s idea… … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: New tropical Jurassic bryozoan species from southern Israel

We are pleased to introduce to the world four new species of Jurassic cyclostome bryozoans. In a paper that has just appeared in the Bulletin of Geosciences, Steph Bosch (’14), Paul Taylor and I describe the first tropical Jurassic bryozoan … Continue reading
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Photos from the IPP Launch event – 11/21/14

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2015 MLK, JR. Day Celebration

MLK Planning Committee Members Co-Chairs: Heather Fitz Gibbon (Provost’s Office/Soc/Anthro) and Nancy Grace (CDGE/English)  MarTeze Hammonds (CDGE/Dean of Students Office) Ashley Reid (Physical Education) Sharon Lynn (EPC/Biology) Meagen Pollock (EPC/Geology) Sibrina Collins (Chemistry) Marcia Beasley (Human Resources) Anne Ober (Longbrake … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Fish-bitten echinoid spines from the Middle Jurassic (Callovian) of southern Israel

This week we revisit a group of fossils covered in an earlier blog post. It is now the subject of a paper that has just appeared in the journal Lethaia entitled, “Bitten spines reveal unique evidence for fish predation on … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Large Miocene barnacles with bioimmurations from Maryland

These two beautiful barnacles are from the Calvert Formation (Middle Miocene) exposed near Parker Creek in Maryland. They are likely of the genus Chesaconcavus. Barnacles are most unlikely crustacean arthropods, cousins of shrimp, crabs and lobsters. Most, like these above, … Continue reading
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We are recruiting for Spring 2015!

Why: Do you want to work on solutions to environmental problems? Are you interested in learning-by doing? Do you want to learn how social enterprises, in this case, environmental-not-for-profit-organizations, solve real-world problems? What: This Spring, the College’s Social Entrepreneurship Program … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: A trace fossil from the Ordovician of Estonia

The fossils above have been in a previous post as examples of hyolith internal molds from the Middle Ordovician of northern Estonia. I collected them on my first visit to the Baltic countries in 2006. This week I want to … Continue reading
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