Towards Community Forest Rights

By Maggie Dougherty ’21 Most years, Wooster’s Global Social Entrepreneurship (GSE) program is distinguished from the Local SE program by one crucial word: global. On any other year, Wooster’s GSE students would be in Bangalore, India, working and living in … Continue reading
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Global SE 2020

The award-winning program, founded by students, alumni, faculty, and staff had great plans for 2020. However, with the reality of the COVID pandemic, we had to pivot. As we planned for 2020 with our alums and partners, we came to … Continue reading
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Global SE pivots to Online

The award-winning program, founded by students, alumni, faculty, and staff had great plans for 2020. However, with the reality of the COVID pandemic, we had to pivot. As we planned for 2020 with our alums and partners, we came to … Continue reading
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Hamiltonian Flow

Newton wrote, “My brain never hurt more than in my studies of the moon [and Earth and Sun]”. Unsurprising sentiment, as the seemingly simple three-body problem is intrinsically intractable and practically unpredictable. … If chaos is a nonlinear “super power”, … Continue reading
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New paper on a symbiotic relationship between tube-dwellers and bryozoans in the Silurian of Estonia

I have thoroughly enjoyed my many expeditions to the wondrous Baltic country of Estonia. My Estonian colleagues are fabulous, and I’ve been privileged to share the adventures with numerous students and Bill Ausich of Ohio State. Now during this global … Continue reading
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Summer Highlight

Since the mid 1990s, a highlight of my year has been the Physics Department’s National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program. Our research assistants come from Wooster and from all over the United States, as detailed in the … Continue reading
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Let’s celebrate Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Although we can’t all be together this Earth Day, we’re still celebrating wherever we are. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating, too. Check out the video below, which tells you what some of our students … Continue reading
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New Paper on Antarctic Storm Wave Generation

I was part of a team led by Momme Hell at Scripps Institution for Oceanography that recently published an article in the Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans entitled: “Estimating Southern Ocean Storm Positions With Seismic Observations”. Momme is an expert … Continue reading
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A Gigasecond at Wooster

A second ago, I finished this blog entry. A kilosecond ago, I wrote it. A megasecond ago, I isolated myself against the 2020 pandemic. A gigasecond ago, I began my career at The College of Wooster, which I celebrate today, … Continue reading
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The complex origin of ooids in the Middle Jurassic Carmel Formation of southwestern Utah: Anna Cooke’s Senior Independent Study thesis

Editor’s Note: Independent Study (IS) at The College of Wooster is a three-course series required of every student before graduation. Earth Sciences students typically begin in the second semester of their junior years with project identification, literature review, and a … Continue reading
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