Newly published research by Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, and his research team, applied a novel technique to stalagmites from the Australian tropics to create a 2,200-year-long record of flood events that might also help predict future climate change.
Dozens of students in eight different courses will spend Block 6 off campus, going as far afield as the Bahamas, Belize, Rome, and New Zealand.
Rhawn Denniston, associate professor of geology at Cornell College, was interviewed by Al-Jazeera America about climate change.
Ben Greenstein, professor of geology at Cornell College and associate dean of the college, is one of the primary co-authors of a report on coral reefs.
Rhawn Denniston, geology professor at Cornell College and chair of the Environmental Studies program, is the co-author of a paper that solves a long-standing controversy about ancient climate change.
Dr. John D. Orcutt in the department of Geology presented “Studying the Past, Defining the Future: Mammals and Their Environments in the Ice Age and the 21st Century.”
Herbert E. Hendriks ’40, emeritus professor of geology, died March 11 in Cedar Rapids. He was 96.
Emily Walsh’s igneous petrology course traveled to Denver at the beginning of Block 3 for the 125th Geological Society of America annual conference. The 10-student class networked with graduate school representatives and professionals in the field during presentations and career lunches.
“Big stories from tiny minerals: Using mineral age to answer tectonic questions in the Western Gneiss region, Norway,” presented by Emily Walsh, associate professor of Geology, Thursday, Nov. 14. West Science, Room 100.