Pomona College Geology Professor Robert Gaines, with his record of extensive service on campus and research around the globe, has been named vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college.
Professor of Geology Robert Gaines is part of an international team that unearthed a 518 million-year-old fossil site in South China -- one of the most important Cambrian fossil sites discovered in modern history.
Geology Professor Eric Grosfils is part of a research team awarded a NASA grant to push forward with their efforts to better understand the evolution of stresses within and beneath a volcano as it grows.
Call it Sagehen submersion. Twice a week, first-year students participate in one of 30 Critical Inquiry (ID1) sections – intensive classes that introduce the new students to both the joy and rigor of academia at Pomona.
"I hope that our contributions help Pomona continue its tradition of excellence, and make it possible for students to attend and graduate. Even if our individual gifts are not major gifts, collectively we can make a difference."