Geology Department News

Updated whenever news breaks!

  • A service of celebration and remembrance for Eiler Henrickson ‘43, Carleton College Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology emeritus, was held during Reunion 2010. The service featured readings, reflections, and music, including a performance by several of Eiler's former students.

    Eiler taught geology at Carleton for 41 years and coached the Carleton wrestling team for 12 seasons. He retired in 1987 and passed away on Dec. 10, 2009.

    See a video of the "Sometime Geology Field Trip Band" performing "Eiler's Schottische" at the June 18 memorial service, along with two short documentary videos by Aleshia Mueller '01, at the Remembering Eiler Henrickson page.

  • We have just learned that Nate Evenson ’10 was recognized for the “Outstanding Undergraduate Oral Presentation” at this spring’s Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America meeting in Anaheim, California.  Nate’s title was, “U-Pb zircon geochronology and provenance of the Paleogene–Neogene Kootznahoo Formation, southeast Alaska.”  The award includes a check for $400.

    Congratulations Nate!

  • 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.