Geology Department News
Updated whenever news breaks!
- May 25, 2010
We are extremely pleased to be able to report that the Dean of the College, Beverly Nagel, has just announced faculty promotions for this year, and Clint Cowan '83 is being promoted to full professor effective September 1, 2010. Congratulations, Clint!
Professor Clint Cowan was educated at Carleton College and earned his M.Sc. in Geology from The University of Michigan in 1985. After receiving his Master’s degree, he worked as an exploration geologist with Exxon in Houston, Texas, for two years before entering the Ph.D. program at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario. He earned his Ph.D. in 1992, and taught at Carleton for one term as a Visiting Professor before taking a position as an International Staff Geologist with Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague, Netherlands. Five years later, in the fall of 1997, he returned to Carleton and began his present teaching career.
- May 25, 2010
Northfield, Minn. — College students graduating this spring face one of the toughest job markets in a generation.
Because of that, career counselors say networking with potential employers is more important than ever.
That challenge has prompted two Minnesota colleges to become more aggressive in connecting students with alumni who could help them get that first job.
Nate Ryan is doing his best to find a job, an internship, or anything at all, in this bleak job market. The 23-year-old graduates next month from Carleton College in Northfield.
Ryan isn't checking classified ads for work, that's so 1990s.
- May 17, 2010
Anna Swanson interviews a group of geology majors who think their chosen field totally rocks.