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GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Recognizing Academic Excellence

The annual Benjamin Hale dinner, named for a former president of Hobart College, will be held on Tuesday, April 15. The traditional Hobart year-end event will feature Jordan Printup '13, a current admissions intern at HWS, who will present a talk titled, "Two Worlds, One Journey." Recognizing Hobart students who have excelled in academics, the dinner will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the Vandervort Ro...  More >>

First Years to Explore Sustainable Living

When the Classes of 2018 arrive in the fall, more than 50 students will have the opportunity to explore sustainability and consumption through a new Learning Community, "Sustainable Living." The two-semester long program will have an emphasis on the relationship between local actions and global effects. "Sustainable Living gives students interested in any aspect of sustainability a strong start a...  More >>

Two Earn Goldwater Honors

From a highly competitive field of more than 1,100 applicants, Macy Howarth '16 was named a Goldwater Scholar and Alison McCarthy '15 has received Honorable Mention. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was established in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwa...  More >>

Lamanna '97 Discovers“Chicken from Hell”

Matt Lamanna '97, assistant curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh helped discover a species of dinosaur he formally calls Anzu wyliei, but more familiarly refers to as a "chicken from hell." Lamanna is featured with his discovery in a number of media outlets, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, CNN and NPR. He was also featured on Science Friday. "If you were to tak...  More >>

Geoscience in the Bahamas

Moving beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom experience, HWS geoscience students and faculty partnered with the State University of New York, Oswego this January in "Carbonates Ancient and Modern -- The Bahamas," a 10-day field course exploring modern and ancient (Pleistocene and Holocene) carbonate environments on the Bahamian island of San Salvador. Led by Nan Crystal Arens, associ...  More >>

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