Mayan structures in Mexico
Peter Douglas (’05), California Institute of Technology, will be presenting new data on interactions between the Maya and their environment gathered from the isotopic composition of plant wax biomarkers preserved in lake sediments.
Volcanic domes
Heather Wright, Cascade Volcano Observatory, will be speaking about the five holocene rhyolite domes that lie along the southern margin of the Salton Sea, California.
Map of mountain range
Anne Sheehan, University of Colorado, Boulder, will present recent results from a major passive and active source EarthScope Flexible Array seismological experiment in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming.
Students performing soil sampling
Colin Robins, Keck Science Department (CMC/PIT/SCR) will give a talk titled "Mineralogical and Soil-Geomorphic Insights from a ~4-5 million-year-old Mojave Desert Soil."
We are delighted to announce that Associate Professor of Geology Robert Gaines was selected to receive a 2013 Wig Award for Exceptional Teaching, the highest form of teaching accolade that the College bestows.

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