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Scenes from Seattle: GSA Annual Meeting 2017

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A lecture with Dr. Mae Jemison, November 9, 2017 at 7 PM

Dr. Mae C Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color in the world to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Serving six years as a NASA astronaut, Dr. Jemison is an icon of both the women’s rights and civil rights movement,

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A Lecture with Dr. Ted Steinberg, Case Western Reserve University, Friday, October 27

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David Dethier wins QG&G Distinguished Career Award

  Prof. David Dethier has won the 2017 Geological Society of America Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division’s Distinguished Career Award. The award recognizes “Quaternary geologists and geomorphologists who have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to science.” Formal presentation of the award will take place Tuesday, October 24 at 7 PM, during the QG&G awards ceremony

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2016 & 2017 Lauren Interess Fellow Presentations, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

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Senior Thesis Presentations and Geosciences Fall Picnic, October 3

Please join us on October 3rd for presentations by our senior thesis students. The students will share their summer research experiences and discuss their research plans for the coming year. The presentations begin at 4 PM in Clark Hall, room 105, with refreshments beginning at 3:45 in the second floor Common Room. Our annual fall

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A lecture with Dr. Aisha Morris, UNAVCO, Thursday, September 28

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Images from our bicentennial

Our 200th anniversary celebration was a success. Thank you to all of our alumni, faculty, staff and students who participated and made this a memorable event!  

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Geosciences Bicentennial Celebration, June 11 &12, 2017

On June 11th and 12th, the Geosciences Department will celebrate two hundred years of earth science at Williams. That’s right: our modern Geosciences Department traces its origins to Professor Amos Eaton’s tenure at the College, which began in 1817!  (Eaton was also an alum, Class of 1799. For more about the history of the department, check out the

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Geos Marches for Science in DC

On April 22, nine Williams Geoscience students, led by Prof. Ronadh Cox joined the March for Science in Washington D.C. The march was intended to bring awareness to the role that science plays in everyday life and to voice support for evidence-based public policy; it was timed to coincide with Earth Day. Prof. Cox’s husband, Smith

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