Dr. James Hansen, who directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions at Columbia University will speak at Williams College on Wednesday, March 8, in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. The presentation begins at 8 p.m. The title of his talk is “Global Climate Change: How Can Young People Take Charge of Their Future?” The
Ny Riavo Gilbertinie “Voary” Voarintsoa, former visiting scholar in Geosciences at Williams, has won the Geological Society of America’s John Montagne Award. The award supports research in the field of Quaternary geology/geomorphology and was presented at GSA’s 2016 Annual Conference in Denver. “Receiving this award has brightened my life. I’m so excited, I am thankful because people encourage me to
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) has given this year’s Neal Miner award to Prof. Bud Wobus. The award “honors exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences.” Among the many contributions NAGT cited in presenting the award, they made special note of Bud’s fifty years of teaching here at Williams and
Geosciences Assistant Professor Phoebe Cohen was recently featured in Science News for her work on ancient fossils that may represent the oldest shell-forming organisms on the planet. The fossils are from the Neoproterozoic Fifteenmile Group, in the Canadian Yukon. The full story can be read at Science News.