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GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

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 >>

HWS Hosts Doppler-on-Wheels Project

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) the Geoscience Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges conducted an extensive education and outreach project this winter that aimed to give students and the public a deeper understanding of atmospheric science, severe weather and weather radar systems. For the project, Associate Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird and Assistant P...  More >>

Learning Communities Explore D.C.

Students and faculty participating in the first-year Learning Community Program this fall visited Washington, D.C., for a weekend excursion in which students explored the nation's capital with their peers and faculty advisers. "The idea behind this trip is part of the learning community philosophy, where students make strong connections between their first-year seminar and experiential, hands-on ...  More >>

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