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.
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.
Parallel First-year Seminars in sociology and geology explored the topic of consumption, presenting their work on the Orange Carpet to students, faculty and staff.
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.
Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, has won a $30,000 grant to study stalagmites for evidence of long-term climate change.
Fifty-seven students joined their Cornell professors for courses in the Bahamas and Belize during block 6. Cornell courses have traveled to the Gerace Research Center in the Bahamas for years, and 2013 marked the third annual trip to a field station in Latin America.