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Denniston gets 2 NSF grants

Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, has won two grants from the National Science Foundation to support his research on ancient climate.

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Research links two millennia of cyclones, floods, El Niño

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.

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Eight courses heading off campus

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.

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Geology prof interviewed about climate

Rhawn Denniston, associate professor of geology at Cornell College, was interviewed by Al-Jazeera America about climate change.

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Greenstein a co-author on reef report

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.

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Denniston co-authors paper that solves climate puzzle

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.

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SIG Talk “Studying the Past, Defining the Future”

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.”

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Herb Hendriks ’40, 1918-2014

Herbert E. Hendriks ’40, emeritus professor of geology, died March 11 in Cedar Rapids. He was 96.

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Geology course attends national conference

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.

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Big stories from tiny minerals

“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.

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Sparks from the Rockpile 2013

Geology students and faculty have been busy conducting research and traveling to the far corners of the globe. Check out the 2013 issue of Sparks from the Rockpile to learn more.

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Geology majors doing summer research

Several Cornell College geology majors will be doing research over the summer, both on campus and off, including some who have won fellowships from National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program.

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Geology professor gets $30,000 grant

Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, has won a $30,000 grant to study stalagmites for evidence of long-term climate change.

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Greenstein does field work in W. Australia

Geology Professor and Associate Dean of the College Ben Greenstein did research and presented at a conference in Australia before traveling to Chicago to attend the National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention.

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Geology majors earn summer research placements

This summer several geology majors will be participating in prestigious off-campus research and outreach experiences.

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