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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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Gallery Exhibit: Two Hundred Years of Geology at Williams

  In conjunction with its commemoration of the Bicentennial of the teaching of Geology at Williams, the Geosciences Department will present an exhibition of early works by and about its founding fathers in the Steven Schow Special Collections Gallery in Sawyer Library. Running February through August, “Celebrating 200 Years of Geology at Williams” recognizes four

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Science quad maple preservation enters its final phase!

A nearly two-year project to preserve slabs from Williams’ beloved science quad maple has entered its final phase. The slabs were salvaged and preserved after the tree had to be taken down in 2015. In early 2017, local woodworker Lou Zelazo took the slabs to his workshop for finishing. The larger of the two, pictured below, has

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A lecture with Dr. Kira Lawrence, Lafayette College, Monday, April 17

The Geosciences Department’s spring seminars conclude Monday, April 17 with a talk by Dr. Kira Lawrence of Lafayette College. The talk begins at 4:15 PM, with refreshments beginning at 4 PM. All are welcome!    

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