Geography and Environmental Studies News

St. Thomas Newsroom   author
The seven seniors in the St. Thomas undergrad real estate development class created a development plan for a 12-acre parcel at the intersection of Highway 100 and Interstate 494.
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Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.   author
This week's notes feature Consuelo Cavalieri, Paul Gavrilyuk, Hans Gustafson, William Kinney, Donald LaMagdeleine, Thomas Marsh, Lisa Prevette, Chris Santiago, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; graduate student Monica Yaa Habiaa; students from St. Thomas departments of Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, and Sociology and Criminal Justice; and alumna Jynette Larshus.
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St. Thomas Newsroom   author
To be eligible for this award, students must have a declared major in environmental studies and have an outstanding record of academic achievement and involvement in environmental activities.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
A new program offers students an opportunity to live and learn in small communities, creating a depth of experience that reaches beyond the classroom.
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Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.   author
This week's notes feature faculty members Mark DelCogliano, Shersten Johnson, Anne Klejment, Mark Neuzil, Aaron Sackett, Deborah Savage, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Sister Katarina Schuth, Robert Werner and Kari Zimmerman; and staff members Pam Guarnera and Jeri Rockett.
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St. Thomas Newsroom   author
Professor Kevin Bales will discuss the most recent of his award-winning books on contemporary slavery. All are welcome.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
Outside-of-the-box classes allow professors to share research interests while students develop critical-thinking skills and foster connections in the community.
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Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.   author
This week's notes feature faculty Jennifer Awes-Freeman, Father Juan Miguel Betancourt, John Froula, David Jamieson, Shersten Johnson, David Kelley, Ray MacKenzie, Deborah Savage, Angela Senander, William Stevenson, Phil Stoltzfus, AnnMarie Thomas, Artika Tykner and Christian Washburn; and students Jackie Milbrandt (also staff) and Caitlin Woodard.
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Geology News

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This article explores the impact that Living Learning Communities (LLC) have had on students and the university. It gives an in depth look at the structure of the Geology LLC course, as well as the students' experiences.
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Stromatolites: The Earliest Forms of Life, Past and Present - a lecture by Dr. Julie Bartley, in OSS 124, on Tuesday, April 8, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
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Dr. Frederick Chester is a U. S. Science Support Program Distinguished Lecturer. As part of the lecture series, Dr. Chester will be speaking at St. Thomas on Thursday, April 10, Noon – 1:00 p.m., in the 3M Auditorium (OWS 150). His lecture is titled, “Sampling the Source of the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.” Dr. Chester is a professor of Geology & Geophysics at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the mechanics of fracture and faulting of earthquakes.
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Prominent Climatologist, Dr. Benjamin Santer, will be speaking in the 3M Auditorium (OWS 150) on Thursday, February 13, from Noon - 1:00 p.m. on the topic, "A Discernible Human Influence on Global Climate."
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