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GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

NSF Boosts Atmospheric Science Students

As part of the ongoing and vibrant atmospheric science research taking place at HWS, the Geoscience Department this summer is welcoming seven student researchers, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Five of the seven are supported by a three-year grant that follows from the work conducted during the NSF-funded Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (OWLeS) field and research proj...  More >>

Lamanna '97 Reviews "Jurassic World"

With the release of "Jurassic World" -- the latest in the "Jurassic Park" sci-fi adventure series --Matt Lamanna '97, assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology at one of the top five dinosaur collections of the world, was recently interviewed by Trib Total Media and Live Science about the scientific accuracy of the new box-office hit. "I think it's an entertaining movie," said Lamanna, whose r...  More >>

Faculty Promotions

During the spring meeting of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustees, the Board, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, has approved the promotion of three faculty members to the rank of Full Professor, as well as granted Emeritus/Emerita status to four other faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, Nan Crystal Arens and Neil Laird, both associate professors of geoscience, and Ma...  More >>

Atmospheric Science Seniors Head to Grad Schools

Four Hobart and William Smith seniors -- Caitlin Crossett '15, Pamela Eck '15, Raleigh Grysko '15 and Elliott Morrill '15, all Geoscience majors with concentrations in atmospheric science -- have been accepted to competitive graduate programs in specialized areas within the field. In the fall of 2015, Crossett will attend the master's program in mathematical sciences at the University of Wiscons...  More >>

Gerling '13 Earns Virginia Tech Honor

Alexandra Gerling '13, of Fairport, N.Y., has been named Virginia Tech's 2015 Outstanding Master's Student for the College of Science. As a fellow with the Western Virginia Water Authority and member of the Carey Lab at Virginia Tech, Gerling will receive a Master of Science in biological sciences this August. The Carey Lab, part of the Virginia Tech Stream Team/Ecosystem Research Group, examines...  More >>

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