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Geosciences Department Spring Semester Lecture Schedule

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Faculty Lecture Series with Dr. Phoebe Cohen, Thursday, February 14

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A lecture with Dr. Justin Richardson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Friday, February 22, 3 PM

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Summer Opportunities in Geosciences, Wednesday, January 23, 12 PM

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“Megagravel”, an short documentary by Ava Palmo ’19, Wednesday, January 16 at 12:15

Ava Palmo ’19 will screen her short documentary “Megagravel”, which looks at the boulder ridges on the west coast of Ireland. Ava created the project as independent study in the Art Department, advised by Prof. Ilana Harris-Babou.  Geosciences professor Ronadh Cox, who has been researching the boulder ridges for many years, provided informal advising. Funding

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Rock Blast: Excavation of the New North Science Building

A big thank you and shout out to Williams Director of Videography Jay Corey, who made this phenomenal video of rock blasting at the site of our future new home. The North Science Center should be completed in about two years. For reference, the large blankets are made from old tires and weigh 15,000 lbs

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A lecture with Dr. Katie Springman, Friday, November 30

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A lecture with Dr. James Manigault-Bryant, Africana Studies, and Dr. José Constantine, Geosciences, Friday, November 9

Williams professors James Manigault-Bryant, Africana Studies, and José Constantine, Geosciences, will give a talk on “Afro-Diasporic Environmentalism, Reconsidered”  in which they will consider the numerous insights and wisdoms gained from the fall lecture series “Afro-Diasporic Environmentalism:  Explorations of Environmental Racism and Justice.” The series has included talks by Drs. Robert Bullard, Beverly Wright, and Walter Johnson,

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A lecture with Dr. Sarah Feakins, University of Southern California, Friday, November 16

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Rachel Beane ’93 receives 2018 Neil Miner Award

Rachel Beane ’93 has been awarded the 2018 Neil Miner Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. The award was presented at the Geological Society of America’s National Conference in Indianapolis. Rachel’s award follows closely on the one given to her Williams senior thesis advisor, 2016 awardee Bud Wobus. The full text of her citation

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