Good things happen at VMSG

Dublin, Ireland – Congratulations to Mary Reinthal (’16) for a successful poster presentation at VMSG 2016! The poster session was everything that it should be. Mary received excellent feedback and advice on her research, met a number of people who … Continue reading
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Wooster Geologists in Ireland

Greetings from Dublin! Mary Reinthal (’16) and I are attending the annual conference of the Volcano and Magmatic Studies Group (#VMSG2016) at Trinity College. Volcanologists, petrologists, geochemists, and geophysicists have gathered to share their research on igneous topics ranging from … Continue reading
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Five-Year Anniversary Edition of Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A tabulate coral from the Devonian of northwestern Ohio

This post of Wooster’s Fossil of the Week marks five years of this feature. If you’re counting, that is 260 entries, with never a week missed. To celebrate, I’m returning to the very first fossil in the series, a beautiful … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: Tiny atrypid brachiopods from the Upper Ordovician of southern Ohio

These exquisite little brachiopods are among the most abundant fossils in the Upper Ordovician of the Cincinnati area. My Invertebrate Paleontology students collected dozens of them from the Waynesville Formation on our field trip to Caesar Creek Lake last semester. … Continue reading
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The Falcon Has Landed

Monday evening, the first of SpaceX’s 70 m (or 230 ft) Falcon 9 full thrust launch vehicles successfully orbited 11 satellites — and returned the first stage to Cape Canaveral for a safe landing. Recent upgrades to the Falcon 9 … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A tabulate coral from the Upper Ordovician of southern Ohio

We have here another fossil collected by a Wooster student on the August 2015 College of Wooster Invertebrate Paleontology field trip to Caesar Creek Lake, Ohio. Eduardo Luna picked up this specimen of the tabulate coral Calapoecia huronensis (Billings, 1865) … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A common trilobite from the Upper Ordovician of Ohio

This beautiful specimen was collected by Wooster student Eve Caudill on this year’s College of Wooster Invertebrate Paleontology field trip to Caesar Creek Lake, Ohio. It is the iconic trilobite Flexicalymene meeki (Foerste, 1910) from a soft, “buttery” shale in … Continue reading
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A True Liberal Arts Experience

Guest Blogger: Mary Reinthal If you were to poll the campus about their fall break, not many would say that they spent 20 hours over 2 days in an FTIR lab analyzing glass chips for volatile content. But if you … Continue reading
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Waste basket fire in Kauke Hall

There is no indication that this was related to Monday’s bomb threats, but given heightened sensitivities on campus, when a fire truck arrived outside Kauke Hall this afternoon, the following email was sent to all students, faculty and staff at 12:50 … Continue reading
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A Message to Campus from President Georgia Nugent

The following email was sent to the campus community earlier this afternoon: Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, I want to take just a moment to thank you all for your response to yesterday’s events. Your cooperation, resilience, and good spirits during … Continue reading
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