Carleton Geology Alums In The News
- August 3, 2011
Adam Maloof '98 is awarded James B. Macelwane Medal by American Geophysical Union for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding young scientist.
- April 18, 2011
Heather Macdonald '76, the Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary, was recognized for her excellence in teaching by being named a finalist for Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherrry Award for Great Teaching.
- March 1, 2011
Bess Koffman '04, a PhD student at the University of Maine, shows in a video how she studies ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland to reconstruct the seasonal variations and unusual events (like volcanic eruptions) on Earth thousands of years ago.
- February 3, 2011
UC Davis geologists have been using laser scanning and underwater video to capture images of life in an ice-covered Antarctic lake.
Dawn Sumner, professor of geology, and graduate student Tyler Mackey have been studying bacterial communities called microbialites in the lake. These microbialites, which can grow into rocklike structures, are similar to the earliest known fossils of life on Earth from billions of years ago.
- December 22, 2010
The board of Anchorage-based Chugach Electric Association has named Doug Robbins '78 to its board.
Chugach said Robbins is a 54-year-old retired petroleum geologist and manager who worked at Marathon Oil Co. for 26 years.
- December 10, 2010
Karin Brown, Amherst College assistant swimming coach, and Susannah Rudel, a junior and member of the swim team, discuss the swim team's prospects and the annual "Ted Mullin Hour of Power," a nationwide swim-a-thon to raise cancer awareness and funds in memory of Karin's former teammate and friend at Carleton College, Ted Mullin.
- November 30, 2010
A wonderful geology alumni drama unfolded in the past few weeks as Stu Grubb was given a new kidney by his freshman year roommate Glen Carleton, both hydrologists from the class of 1985.
Stu has suffered from kidney disease for most of the past decade, but their other freshman roommate, Dave Lefkowitz ‘85, wrote in late October, “Recently the situation has become much more serious. Last month he had to go on dialysis and begin the excruciating process of finding a kidney donor. Stu is lucky to have a few very good friends who volunteered to donate a kidney, and amazingly, the closest match is our other freshman roommate, Glen Carleton. Glen will be making the trek from his home on the banks of the Delaware River to the Twin Cities for the surgery in mid-November.”
The surgical transfer of the kidney took place Nov. 16 and was completely successful for both Stu and Glen. Both of them were out of the hospital in a few days and home for Thanksgiving, their digestive systems on the way to returning to normalcy.
Here is Stu’s blog posting from Nov. 27:
“Obviously, I have lots to be thankful for this year. I can hardly talk about all the support people have given us without getting all emotional.
“I am also thankful for the ability to eat and drink almost everything again. The last few months, I have been on a low-phosphorous, low-potassium diet (limited cheese, fruit, vegetables, potatoes, beans), and I had to limit my water intake. Before that I was on a low-protien (vegetarian) diet for 8 years. Now the doctors are encouraging me to eat and drink extra cheese, potatoes, beans, meat, and Diet Coke to help my body cope with all the drugs.
“It has been wonderful. If I could, I would make an extra huge bowl of mashed potatoes and gravy and just roll around in it. Friends brought blueberry muffins and lentil soup, which were great, and my Mom prepared some delicious meals too. A few times I ate so much that the outward pressure on my stitches was a little painful. I think a little moderation is in order on the Thanksgiving leftovers.
“No, on second thought, I am just going to eat ‘til it hurts. Doctor’s orders.
Congratulations and best wishes to both of you amazing people!
(For more information see Stu And Glen's Blog)
- November 23, 2010
Both of the Law School's National Moot Court teams advanced to the Region 14 Moot Court Competition semifinals held this past weekend at Drake University Law School. The Petitioner team was composed of third-year students Nora Crumpton, James Fuller, and Cicely Miltich, while the Respondent team was made up of third-year students Cortney Jones, Emily Van Brunt, and Katrina Wessbecker. The teams were coached by Clinical Professor Brad Clary and Adjunct Professor Kristin Sankovitz.
Hannah Hilbert-Wolf '12 Awarded Grant To Help Unravel The Tectonic History Of Grand Staircase-Escalante National MonumentNovember 10, 2010
Hannah Hilbert-Wolf may only be in her third year of studying geology at Carleton College, but she’s got some impressive field experience and publication credits: This past year was her sixth field season on the Monument. (Yes, she’s been coming out here since she was in high school.) And in addition to co-authoring papers like this, Hannah was recently an author on a published paper.
Hannah was the most recent recipient of a Partners grant that aims to promote scientific research on the Monument. She found time between classes and conferences this fall to talk to me on Skype about her project. Click here to listen to our discussion.
Miranda Lescaze '94 Named Coordinator Of Vermont EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and DiversitySeptember 27, 2010
The Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VT EPSCoR) has appointed Miranda Lescaze as the coordinator of the VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD). The center recognizes the increasing importance of cultivating and preparing a diverse science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and social science workforce in Vermont and providing research internship opportunities for meritorious high school, undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing these areas of study.
The Streams Project, launched in 2007 by VT EPSCoR, is a main initiative of the CWDD. The CWDD will help connect interested students in social science and STEM areas with faculty and private sector mentors throughout Vermont from the high school to graduate level at multiple institutions and companies through a competitive application process. The CWDD aims to help ensure, in partnership with participating institutions, equal educational research opportunities for all students, inclusive of a responsive environment for students with disabilities.