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Wooster’s Pseudofossil of the Week: It’s not what it looks like

Impressive, isn’t it? You can practically smell it steaming on your screen. Hard to believe this object is Miocene in age, about 6 million years old. Here’s another similar specimen in a top view, if we can say that. And … Continue reading
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Maggie Lankford `16: National Finalist for Top Award in Undergraduate Physics Research!

I’m excited to report that Maggie Lankford, who graduated summa cum laude this year as a Wooster physics major, has been selected as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s LeRoy Apker Award– known as the preeminent honor for undergraduate physics research in … Continue reading
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Last Wooster Geologist Presentation at #GSA2016

Denver, CO – The honor of the last presentation at #GSA2016 goes to Amineh AlBashaireh (’18), who has a poster on her summer work at Black Mountain in San Diego, CA. Congratulations, Wooster Geologists, on another successful GSA meeting!   Continue reading

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Last Day of GSA 2016: An empty room awaits

DENVER, COLORADO — The last day of the Geological Society of America meeting has finally arrived. Early this morning the above room will begin to gather a few of the remaining participants for a series of talks, including my own. … Continue reading
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Day Three of Wooster Geology at GSA 2016: Structure, lakes and John Muir

DENVER, COLORADO — Cole Jimerson started us off in the poster session today at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. He faced a tough grilling at the start from none other than our own Dr. Pollock. Notice … Continue reading
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Wooster Geology Alumni at GSA 2016

DENVER, COLORADO — Many of the Wooster Geology alumni at GSA, along with current students and professors Pollock and Wilson, gathered this evening for conversations. It was great fun with many stories and lots of good advice for our students. … Continue reading
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Another day of Wooster Geology at GSA 2016: Volcanoes and Fossils

DENVER, COLORADO — On this second day of the Geological Society of America meeting we had several Wooster presenters. Above Cassidy Jester (’17) describes her developing Senior Independent Study work on Jurassic “snuff-boxes“. Dr. Pollock’s students Chloe Wallace and Ben … Continue reading
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Association for Women Geoscientists Breakfast at #GSA2016

Denver, CO – The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) held their annual breakfast at #GSA2016, where they recognized those people who make exceptional contributions to their mission. AWG seeks to encourage the participation of women in the geosciences, exchange information (technical, … Continue reading
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Wooster geologists begin their 2016 Geological Society of America meeting adventure

DENVER, COLORADO — Seventeen Wooster students have now arrived in Denver for the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. Eleven of them are giving presentations of some sort. We are very proud of each. Dr. Meagen Pollock and … Continue reading
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Wooster Geology Alumnae in the Bearded Lady Project

Wooster has produced many paleontologists over the last century. I’m not sure exactly why we’ve had such an abundance of people who chose to devote their lives to the study ancient life, but I am most grateful to the tradition. … Continue reading
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