Geology Department News

Updated whenever news breaks!

  • Jonathon Cooper, a 2007 graduate of Western Washington University, has been named to succeed Timothy Vick as our new Technical Director In Geology.  Jon plans to arrive at Carleton in mid-March, and he and Tim will work together during spring break to effect a massive transfer of Carleton Geology Dept. technical lore.

    After Jon earned his B.S. in geology and geophysics, he put in a couple of years as a logging geologist for Geological Logging Inc. in Sacramento, CA, and then moved to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., where he has been a Museum Specialist since 2009.  Along the way he married Kristin O’Connell ’04 and they now have a one-year-old daughter, Eliza.

    Jon has extensive experience in a wide variety of geological and academic endeavors that richly qualify him to support the Carleton Geology Department’s program and people.  His background includes work in field geology, geological laboratory research, and museum support. 

    We’re extremely lucky to have Jon join our staff – welcome Jon!

  • Cam DavidsonIn November 2010, Cameron Davidson, Associate Professor of Geology, received a $20,000 grant from the Keck Geology Consortium to undertake field research in Alaska. Working with a collaborator at Union College (Schenectady, NY) and six undergraduate researchers, Davidson will seek to understand the tectonic evolution of unusual geological features on Kodiak Island and western Prince William Sound. The fieldwork will take place in summer 2011.

  • You can hardly tell

    Update on Thurs., Nov. 18, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. CST

    Carleton's administrative leadership team has issued an update to the flood recovery process. Allen and Prentice Houses are now available and will be occupied by students during winter term. West Gym is also now available, with the basketball and swimming teams resuming practices in those spaces. College officials have met with federal officials as well in regards to possible governmental funds for flood recovery, and bids are out for restorative work to Laird Stadium.