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Professor Emeritus Chris Hepburn Receives the GSA Distinguished Service Award

Professor Emeritus Chris Hepburn received the Distinguished Service Award from the Geological Society of America this year at its Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado in September. This award is a significant honor in recognition of the work Chris has given to the Society over the years including Chairing of its Annual Meeting and serving on the GSA Council, Executive Committee, and as a Trustee of Geological Society of America Foundation.

Grace Lisius

2016 McCarthy Prize in Natural Sciences

Graduating senior Grace Lisius (Biology major, Geological Sciences minor) won the 2016 McCarthy Prize in Natural Sciences for her Scholar of the College thesis titled "Vegetation Community Response to Hydrologic and Geomorphic Changes Following Dam Removal in a New England River." During the summers of 2014 and 2015 Grace conducted fieldwork for her project on the Souhegan River in southern New Hampshire with Prof. Noah Snyder, collaborator Mathias Collins, and other Earth and Environmental Sciences students. She starts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the fall.

BC Researchers Present at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty and students, along with BC colleagues from Chemistry, Physics, the Lynch School of Education, presented our research at this year's USA Science and Engineering Festival. "Science on display: BC researchers present at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, an innovation showcase that draws a million visitors, many of them K-12 students, to Washington, D.C."

Recent Publications

John Waldman, Karen A. Wilson, Martha Mather & Noah P. Snyder, 2016. A Resilience Approach Can Improve Anadromous Fish Restoration, Fisheries, 41:3, 116-126.

Ebel, J.E., An Enigmatic Little Earthquake Swarm near Searsport, Maine, Seism. Res. Lett., 87, in press, 2016.

Collings, D.A., Savov, I., Maniero, K., Baxter, E., Harvey, J., Dimitrov, I. 2016. Late Cretaceous UHP metamorphism recorded in kyanite-garnet schists from the Central Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. Lithos, 246-247, p. 165-181 

Strother, P.K. 2016. Systematics and evolutionary significance of some new cryptospores from the Cambrian of eastern Tennessee, USA. Review of Palæobotany and Palynology 227: 28-41. doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.10.006

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Upcoming Events

STEM Career and Internship Fair
30+ organizations hiring for both full-time and internship opportunities in STEM-related industries
Wednesday, October 19
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Heights Room

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