After 5 weeks in the field…my first blog!!

EPHRAIM, UTAH — My apologies for not blogging sooner, but things have been very, very busy out here in the Sanpete Valley.  I spent the first 4 weeks doing my usual summer teaching at Ohio State’s Geology Field Camp.  This … Continue reading
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All photos, audition results, and other documents will be uploaded to our Facebook page, linked above. Like the page for notifications of all of our updates! Note: You do not need a Facebook account to view the updates. An account … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Silicified chonetid brachiopods from the Permian of West Texas

Above are four valves of the chonetid brachiopod Dyoros planiextensus Cooper and Grant, 1975. They are preserved by silicification and were recovered from a block of the Road Canyon Formation (Roadian Stage of the Guadalupian Series of the Permian System) … Continue reading
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Celebrating the 4th of July

Wooster is definitely not exempt from the 4th of July. When sticking around over the summer, you can expect almost exactly what you yourself would get at home: Cookouts, fireworks, and all around good company! I’m sure everyone who came … Continue reading
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An unexpected early return from China, but at least I got to see the inside of a Chinese hospital

WOOSTER, OHIO — I am safely home far too early from my China adventure, and here begins a painful tale. I tell it first to complete the 2014 China Expedition story, and because there may be some lessons for geologists … Continue reading
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The karst topography around Guiyang, China

GUIYANG, CHINA — I find this karstic landscape enchanting. Photo taken at the airport.
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An evening dinner in Guiyang, China

GUIYANG, CHINA — After the long flights from Shenyang via Nanjing, Team China (let’s just call it that!) arrived in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province. We had an excellent view of the surrounding karstic mountains. I hope to have … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A barnacle and sponge symbiosis from the Middle Jurassic of Israel

[Programing note: Wooster's Fossil of the Week is now being released on Fridays to correspond with the popular Fossil Friday on Twitter and other platforms.] This week’s fossil is again from the Matmor Formation (Middle Jurassic, Callovian) of southern Israel. … Continue reading
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Shenyang, China

SHENYANG, CHINA — My first post from astonishing China. I’ve been here about a day and a half now and am simply floored by all I’ve seen and experienced. I’ve seen a fair bit of the world, but no place … Continue reading
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Summer Shenanigans

Although school’s out for summer, many Wooster students have returned to America’s Premier College for Mentored Undergraduate research to work and keep the laboratories running. At Wooster, work and research never stops. These jobs span across many departments; if one … Continue reading
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