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We have a wonderful talk lined up for our last Monday Seminar (ProSem) of the semester, with faculty member Dr. Seda Şal...
05/03/2021

We have a wonderful talk lined up for our last Monday Seminar (ProSem) of the semester, with faculty member Dr. Seda Şalap-Ayça discussing When All Models are Wrong: A Recipe for Spatial Sensitivity Analysis: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/when-all-models-are-wrong-recipes-spatial-sensitivity-analyses

#UMass #UMassCNS #GIS #GIST #GISScience #SpatialAnalysis #Geography #SpatialModeling #WomenInSTEM

We have a wonderful talk lined up for our last Monday Seminar (ProSem) of the semester, with faculty member Dr. Seda Şalap-Ayça discussing When All Models are Wrong: A Recipe for Spatial Sensitivity Analysis: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/when-all-models-are-wrong-recipes-spatial-sensitivity-analyses

#UMass #UMassCNS #GIS #GIST #GISScience #SpatialAnalysis #Geography #SpatialModeling #WomenInSTEM

We’re offering a ton of great courses this summer in Geography, GIS, Geology, and Geosciences via U-Mass’s University Wi...
05/01/2021

We’re offering a ton of great courses this summer in Geography, GIS, Geology, and Geosciences via U-Mass’s University Without Walls starting May 17th. Open to students, professionals, and community members. Visit https://www.geo.umass.edu/news/summer-courses-through-umass-uww for more information.

[Images: Series of images with graphic art illustrating names and instructors of courses listed in URL above.]

#UMass #UMassCNS #UMassUWW #SummerCourses #SummerClasses #Geography #Geology #Geoscience #GIS #GIST

This Friday at 12:20pm EST:Join us for @umassbridge 2 Science with Dr. @KelseyTLeonard (@ShinnecockGov + @UWaterloo) on ...
04/30/2021

This Friday at 12:20pm EST:

Join us for @umassbridge 2 Science with Dr. @KelseyTLeonard (@ShinnecockGov + @UWaterloo) on Indigenous science for sea level rise adaptation: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/indigenous-science-sea-level-rise-adaptation

[Image: Dr. Leonard, facing viewer & looking left, in front of tidal estuary]

#UMass #UMassCNS #Geoscience #SeaLevelRise #IndigenousScience #Shinnecock #IndigenousSTEM #ClimateChange #WomenInSTEM

This Friday at 12:20pm EST:

Join us for @umassbridge 2 Science with Dr. @KelseyTLeonard (@ShinnecockGov + @UWaterloo) on Indigenous science for sea level rise adaptation: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/indigenous-science-sea-level-rise-adaptation

[Image: Dr. Leonard, facing viewer & looking left, in front of tidal estuary]

#UMass #UMassCNS #Geoscience #SeaLevelRise #IndigenousScience #Shinnecock #IndigenousSTEM #ClimateChange #WomenInSTEM

This Tuesday at 10 and 11am! We are very excited to be hosting Dr. @KelseyTLeonard (Shinnecock Nation + Univ. of Waterlo...
04/26/2021

This Tuesday at 10 and 11am! We are very excited to be hosting Dr. @KelseyTLeonard (Shinnecock Nation + Univ. of Waterloo) for @UMassBridge 2Impacts event: Building Impactful Decolonial Science Partnerships for Knowledge Co-mobilization & a Bridge2Students event open to all graduate students:

Bridge2Impacts: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/building-impactful-decolonial-science-partnerships-knowledge-co-mobilization

Bridge2Students: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/bridge2students

[Image: Flyer for event with information at URLs posted above, with UMass Bridge Logo and portrait of Dr. Leonard]

#UMass #UMassCNS #Geoscience #SeaLevelRise #ClimateChange #IndigenousScience #Shinnecock #WaterPolicy #WaterJustice

This Tuesday at 10 and 11am! We are very excited to be hosting Dr. @KelseyTLeonard (Shinnecock Nation + Univ. of Waterloo) for @UMassBridge 2Impacts event: Building Impactful Decolonial Science Partnerships for Knowledge Co-mobilization & a Bridge2Students event open to all graduate students:

Bridge2Impacts: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/building-impactful-decolonial-science-partnerships-knowledge-co-mobilization

Bridge2Students: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/bridge2students

[Image: Flyer for event with information at URLs posted above, with UMass Bridge Logo and portrait of Dr. Leonard]

#UMass #UMassCNS #Geoscience #SeaLevelRise #ClimateChange #IndigenousScience #Shinnecock #WaterPolicy #WaterJustice

For today's Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem), graduate student Aeon Russo talks about submarine groundwater discharge i...
04/26/2021

For today's Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem), graduate student Aeon Russo talks about submarine groundwater discharge into the Gulf of Alaska: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/submarine-groundwater-discharge-gulf-alaska

#UMassCNS #UMass #Alaska #Groundwater #Hydrogeology #GulfOfAlaska #Geoscience

[Image: Oblique satellite view, with bathymnetry in dark blue, of Gulf of Alaska, showing Alaska and the Yukon. Image credit: ESRI]

For today's Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem), graduate student Aeon Russo talks about submarine groundwater discharge into the Gulf of Alaska: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/submarine-groundwater-discharge-gulf-alaska

#UMassCNS #UMass #Alaska #Groundwater #Hydrogeology #GulfOfAlaska #Geoscience

[Image: Oblique satellite view, with bathymnetry in dark blue, of Gulf of Alaska, showing Alaska and the Yukon. Image credit: ESRI]

04/16/2021
We are thrilled to host Dr. Martha Gilmore (Wesleyan University) for our Friday guest lecture: Radiophysical Properties ...
04/15/2021

We are thrilled to host Dr. Martha Gilmore (Wesleyan University) for our Friday guest lecture: Radiophysical Properties of Venus Highlands: https://buff.ly/3uT5Tll

[Image: Flyer for event with information posted at URL above with photo of Dr. Gilmore superimposed over rainbow-hued geophysical map of the Venus highlands]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geosciences #Geophysics #Geology #Astronomy #Venus #WomenInSTEM #BlackInSTEM #BlackInGeoscience

We are thrilled to host Dr. Martha Gilmore (Wesleyan University) for our Friday guest lecture: Radiophysical Properties of Venus Highlands: https://buff.ly/3uT5Tll

[Image: Flyer for event with information posted at URL above with photo of Dr. Gilmore superimposed over rainbow-hued geophysical map of the Venus highlands]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geosciences #Geophysics #Geology #Astronomy #Venus #WomenInSTEM #BlackInSTEM #BlackInGeoscience

Today graduate student Frances Griswold will be talking about Mangrove Mortality After Hurricane Maria for our Monday lu...
04/12/2021

Today graduate student Frances Griswold will be talking about Mangrove Mortality After Hurricane Maria for our Monday lunchtime lecture (ProSem): https://buff.ly/3mMTrAT

[Image: Mangroves bordering pale aqua-blue water. Image from Google Panoramio]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #Geoscience #Geology #Sedimentology #Mangrove #PuertoRico #HurricaneMaria #WomenInSTEM

Today graduate student Frances Griswold will be talking about Mangrove Mortality After Hurricane Maria for our Monday lunchtime lecture (ProSem): https://buff.ly/3mMTrAT

[Image: Mangroves bordering pale aqua-blue water. Image from Google Panoramio]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #Geoscience #Geology #Sedimentology #Mangrove #PuertoRico #HurricaneMaria #WomenInSTEM

We're very excited to be hosting Dr. Anne Lightbody (@UNH.CEPS) as our Friday guest speaker for a talk on the influence ...
04/09/2021

We're very excited to be hosting Dr. Anne Lightbody (@UNH.CEPS) as our Friday guest speaker for a talk on the influence of riparian vegetation and sediment supply on river morphodynamic response to flood events: https://buff.ly/3uAr3EJ

[Image: Flyer for event with information at URL above with portrait photo of Dr. Anne Lightbody superimposed over photo of geosicentist walking in flooded early woodland successional meadow.

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Rivers #Geomorphology #Flood #Hydrology #Ecology #Hydrogeology #WomenInSTEM

We're very excited to be hosting Dr. Anne Lightbody (@UNH.CEPS) as our Friday guest speaker for a talk on the influence of riparian vegetation and sediment supply on river morphodynamic response to flood events: https://buff.ly/3uAr3EJ

[Image: Flyer for event with information at URL above with portrait photo of Dr. Anne Lightbody superimposed over photo of geosicentist walking in flooded early woodland successional meadow.

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Rivers #Geomorphology #Flood #Hydrology #Ecology #Hydrogeology #WomenInSTEM

Attending the annual (virtual) meeting of the American Association of Geographers this week?  Check out these presentati...
04/06/2021

Attending the annual (virtual) meeting of the American Association of Geographers this week? Check out these presentations by students and faculty from the department: https://buff.ly/31RFDLQ

[Image: Seal of the American Association of Geographers]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #ClimateChange #ClimateModeling #Geography #GIS #GIST #Infrastructure #Pedagogy

Attending the annual (virtual) meeting of the American Association of Geographers this week? Check out these presentations by students and faculty from the department: https://buff.ly/31RFDLQ

[Image: Seal of the American Association of Geographers]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #ClimateChange #ClimateModeling #Geography #GIS #GIST #Infrastructure #Pedagogy

Students and faculty at the Hydrogeology Laboratory at UMass have been busy 🐝's  w/ several papers on brine-freshwater s...
04/06/2021

Students and faculty at the Hydrogeology Laboratory at UMass have been busy 🐝's w/ several papers on brine-freshwater systems in the Salar de Atacama, groundwater recharge on Tobago and isotope mapping here in New England: https://buff.ly/3dxMKOO

[Image: UMass Hydrogeology students standing in a field with survey and geophysical equipment, adjacent to marshland]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #Geoscience #Geology #Hydrogeology #Hydrology #Atacama #Tobago #WomenInSTEM #BlackInSTEM

Students and faculty at the Hydrogeology Laboratory at UMass have been busy 🐝's w/ several papers on brine-freshwater systems in the Salar de Atacama, groundwater recharge on Tobago and isotope mapping here in New England: https://buff.ly/3dxMKOO

[Image: UMass Hydrogeology students standing in a field with survey and geophysical equipment, adjacent to marshland]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #Geoscience #Geology #Hydrogeology #Hydrology #Atacama #Tobago #WomenInSTEM #BlackInSTEM

PhD student Laura Fattarusso will be giving this week's Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem) on Simulating Crack Growth and...
04/05/2021

PhD student Laura Fattarusso will be giving this week's Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem) on Simulating Crack Growth and Coalescence Using Work Optimization: https://buff.ly/31O9Mf2

[Image: Surface fracture in dark gray rock showing feather-like plumose structures opening towards the right. Image credit: Roberto Weinberg, Monash University.]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #Geology #Geoscience #StructuralGeology #RockPhysics #RockMechanics #WomenInSTEM #Fracture

PhD student Laura Fattarusso will be giving this week's Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem) on Simulating Crack Growth and Coalescence Using Work Optimization: https://buff.ly/31O9Mf2

[Image: Surface fracture in dark gray rock showing feather-like plumose structures opening towards the right. Image credit: Roberto Weinberg, Monash University.]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #Geology #Geoscience #StructuralGeology #RockPhysics #RockMechanics #WomenInSTEM #Fracture

In a recent paper in Earth & Planetary Science Letters recent alum Ian Hillenbrand, Dr.'s Mike Williams and Haiying Gao,...
04/05/2021

In a recent paper in Earth & Planetary Science Letters recent alum Ian Hillenbrand, Dr.'s Mike Williams and Haiying Gao, with PhD student Cong Li propose that #NewEngland resembled much of the present day Altiplano in its far past, after the NeoAcadian orogeny: https://buff.ly/31EAW80

[Image: Figure from paper showing map of New England: denoting geology by age on the left, and the depth of the Moho on the right.]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #Geology #Geoscience #Tectonics #Appalachians #Seismology #Moho

In a recent paper in Earth & Planetary Science Letters recent alum Ian Hillenbrand, Dr.'s Mike Williams and Haiying Gao, with PhD student Cong Li propose that #NewEngland resembled much of the present day Altiplano in its far past, after the NeoAcadian orogeny: https://buff.ly/31EAW80

[Image: Figure from paper showing map of New England: denoting geology by age on the left, and the depth of the Moho on the right.]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #Geology #Geoscience #Tectonics #Appalachians #Seismology #Moho

PhD student Anna Ruth Halberstadt, Dr. Rob DeConto, and colleagues recently published a paper in Earth & Planetary Scien...
04/04/2021

PhD student Anna Ruth Halberstadt, Dr. Rob DeConto, and colleagues recently published a paper in Earth & Planetary Science Letters describing their model of mid-Miocene Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics as a future analog for climate change: https://buff.ly/3rOpuBg

[Image: Figure from paper showing grid of maps of Antartica displaying model results showing ice sheet evolution and atmospheric CO2 bounds.]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geosciences #Antarctic #IceSheet #Paleoclimate #climatechange #WomenInSTEM

PhD student Anna Ruth Halberstadt, Dr. Rob DeConto, and colleagues recently published a paper in Earth & Planetary Science Letters describing their model of mid-Miocene Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics as a future analog for climate change: https://buff.ly/3rOpuBg

[Image: Figure from paper showing grid of maps of Antartica displaying model results showing ice sheet evolution and atmospheric CO2 bounds.]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geosciences #Antarctic #IceSheet #Paleoclimate #climatechange #WomenInSTEM

Why has the southern portion of the #SanAndreas fault been relatively inactive as of late?  PhD student @labtalk_laura i...
04/03/2021

Why has the southern portion of the #SanAndreas fault been relatively inactive as of late? PhD student @labtalk_laura investigates in this recent piece on @temblor

[Image: Satellite imagen of the Salton Sea, southern California, U.S. Image credit: NASA]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geology #Geoscience #Seismology #Earthquakes #Tectonics #WomenInSTEM

Why has the southern portion of the #SanAndreas fault been relatively inactive as of late? PhD student @labtalk_laura investigates in this recent piece on @temblor

[Image: Satellite imagen of the Salton Sea, southern California, U.S. Image credit: NASA]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geology #Geoscience #Seismology #Earthquakes #Tectonics #WomenInSTEM

Check out this piece by Dr. Eve Vogel in @ProMarket_Org on the recent failure of the Texas power grid, featuring maps by...
04/02/2021

Check out this piece by Dr. Eve Vogel in @ProMarket_Org on the recent failure of the Texas power grid, featuring maps by students and faculty in our #GIST program: https://buff.ly/3rMKUPp

[Image: lineworkers using a truck and cherry picker to repair an electrical poll in a snowy Texas landscape]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geography #PowerGrid #TexasOutage #GIS

Check out this piece by Dr. Eve Vogel in @ProMarket_Org on the recent failure of the Texas power grid, featuring maps by students and faculty in our #GIST program: https://buff.ly/3rMKUPp

[Image: lineworkers using a truck and cherry picker to repair an electrical poll in a snowy Texas landscape]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geography #PowerGrid #TexasOutage #GIS

This Friday we are excited to host Dr. Alison Duvall (University of Washington) as our guest lecturer.  She will be talk...
04/01/2021

This Friday we are excited to host Dr. Alison Duvall (University of Washington) as our guest lecturer. She will be talking about 25 million years of landscape evolution within New Zealand’s Marlborough Fault System: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/25-million-years-landscape-evolution-within-new-zealand%E2%80%99s-marlborough-fault-system

[Image: People at edge of overlook overlooking rocky, jagged, majestic mountains riding from the water in New Zealand. Credit: Aaron Sebastian]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #NewZealand #MarlboroughFault #Tectonics #Geology #Geoscience #WomenInSTEM

This Friday we are excited to host Dr. Alison Duvall (University of Washington) as our guest lecturer. She will be talking about 25 million years of landscape evolution within New Zealand’s Marlborough Fault System: https://www.geo.umass.edu/events/25-million-years-landscape-evolution-within-new-zealand%E2%80%99s-marlborough-fault-system

[Image: People at edge of overlook overlooking rocky, jagged, majestic mountains riding from the water in New Zealand. Credit: Aaron Sebastian]

#UMassGeo #UMassCNS #NewZealand #MarlboroughFault #Tectonics #Geology #Geoscience #WomenInSTEM

For this week's Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem) we have a double header by Alyssa Chase (Geosciences Senior) and Dr. J...
03/29/2021

For this week's Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem) we have a double header by Alyssa Chase (Geosciences Senior) and Dr. Justin Richardson reprising their #NEGSA2021 talks:

Glacial And Anthropogenic Tales Told By A Sediment Core On Its Way To Becoming A Wetland

&

Forest Soil And River Water Cu, Ni, Pb, And Zn Across Seven Watersheds In Eastern Connecticut – Insights On Sequestration And Export

https://buff.ly/3sAGLPD

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geosciences #Sedimentology #SoilScience #Geology #WomenInSTEM #BlackInSTEM

For this week's Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem) we have a double header by Alyssa Chase (Geosciences Senior) and Dr. Justin Richardson reprising their #NEGSA2021 talks:

Glacial And Anthropogenic Tales Told By A Sediment Core On Its Way To Becoming A Wetland

&

Forest Soil And River Water Cu, Ni, Pb, And Zn Across Seven Watersheds In Eastern Connecticut – Insights On Sequestration And Export

https://buff.ly/3sAGLPD

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geosciences #Sedimentology #SoilScience #Geology #WomenInSTEM #BlackInSTEM

We are  thrilled to be hosting Dr. Mary Edwards (University of Southampton) this Friday for a guest lecture on Siberia: ...
03/24/2021

We are thrilled to be hosting Dr. Mary Edwards (University of Southampton) this Friday for a guest lecture on Siberia: a story of Ice and Fire. https://buff.ly/31cV154

[Image: Flyer for event with title and author information and photo of woodland marsh in summer juxtaposed next to portrait of the speaker.]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geoscience #Geology #ClimateChange #Paloeclimate #WomenInSTEM

We are thrilled to be hosting Dr. Mary Edwards (University of Southampton) this Friday for a guest lecture on Siberia: a story of Ice and Fire. https://buff.ly/31cV154

[Image: Flyer for event with title and author information and photo of woodland marsh in summer juxtaposed next to portrait of the speaker.]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geoscience #Geology #ClimateChange #Paloeclimate #WomenInSTEM

Today Dr. Julie-Brigham Grette gives our Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem) on Navigating the New Arctic: Now what? worki...
03/22/2021

Today Dr. Julie-Brigham Grette gives our Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem) on Navigating the New Arctic: Now what? working with Yupik and Cup’ik scholars on the changing environment of outer Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: https://buff.ly/2NFx8zX

[Image: Google Satellite image of the outer Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, showing muddy brown dendritic channels draining a mottled green landscape into blue ocean.]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geosciences #ClimateChange #Alaska #Yukon #Yupik #Cupik #SeaLevelRise #WomenInSTEM #Geology

Today Dr. Julie-Brigham Grette gives our Monday lunchtime seminar (ProSem) on Navigating the New Arctic: Now what? working with Yupik and Cup’ik scholars on the changing environment of outer Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: https://buff.ly/2NFx8zX

[Image: Google Satellite image of the outer Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, showing muddy brown dendritic channels draining a mottled green landscape into blue ocean.]

#UMassCNS #UMassGeo #Geosciences #ClimateChange #Alaska #Yukon #Yupik #Cupik #SeaLevelRise #WomenInSTEM #Geology

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The UMass Amherst's Environmental Conservation Graduate Student Symposium (ECoGSS) organizing committee is excited to announce ECoGSS 2021! Inviting all Graduate Students involved in environmental conservation-related research! Whether you are from ECo, MS3, OEB, or anywhere else, we want you to be involved! ECoGSS is a great space to present your conservation science research to friendly faces, whether you are just starting out in your graduate career or seasoned at attending conferences! The symposium, hosted by the Environmental Conservation Department, will be held via Zoom on Friday, March 19, 2021. Abstracts for talks, posters, and discussion panels are due Friday, January 22nd at 11:59 pm.
Good afternoon, I purchased a plot of land about 2 years ago in Ware, near the Belchertown line. I am by no means a geologist but have always found different rocks very interesting. There is a good size outcrop of ledge where we intend on putting our new home, starting this spring. I’m including some pics of a few rocks found and was wondering if anyone would be interested in “exploring” the property and possibly providing me with some educational information about the land. Thank you in advance
So sad to hear about Peter Robinson.
Professor Bob Tracy, an alum of the department who did his Ph.D. under Professor Peter Robinson, passed away Sunday. Below are remarks posted about him from his colleagues at Virginia Tech that were posted this afternoon on the GEO-Metamorphism Listserve: Dear All, It is with profound sadness that we write to inform you of the loss of our friend and colleague Robert (Bob) Tracy, who died at his home in Blacksburg early on Sunday morning. Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia. Bob was a metamorphic petrologist whose thinking always stemmed from the deepest understanding of mineral structure and chemistry, and from a delight in the beauty of phase equilibria. He made important contributions to our understanding of the measurement and significance of chemical zoning in metamorphic minerals, of metamorphic phase equilibria, of the processes of crustal melting and the mineralogy of residual rocks, of the behavior of sulfur during metamorphism, of microprobe dating of monazite, and of the tectono-metamorphic evolution of New England. More importantly, Bob was a generous colleague, an enthusiastic teacher, and a fiercely loyal friend to the petrologic community. Bob was born in Washington, D.C., in 1944. He obtained his A.B. degree from Amherst College in 1967 before receiving an M.S. from Brown University in 1970 for work that first introduced him to the Cortlandt Complex of New York State – rocks that he would continue to work on throughout his career. Bob’s Ph.D. (1975) was from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst under the supervision of Peter Robinson, focusing on metamorphic reactions and partial melting in pelitic schists of the Quabbin Reservoir Area, MA. He then moved to Harvard as a research fellow, during which time he published influential work with Alan Thompson on anatexis in pelitic rocks and inferring metamorphic histories from chemical zoning in garnet. Bob moved to Yale in 1978 as an assistant and then associate professor and moved to Virginia Tech in 1986 as full professor. Bob was a great departmental citizen, serving as Department Chair from 2005 and 2008 and as Associate Chair from 2012 to 2018, and devoted much time to looking after and nursing along aging electron microprobes from which he was able to extract phenomenal data. He was also extremely active in professional societies, in particular the Geological Society of America, in which he assumed numerous leadership roles. Despite Bob's substantial and diverse research and service contributions, he will be known to many students because of his co-authorship with Harvey Blatt on the second edition of the textbook "Petrology: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic” (published 1985). This landmark textbook was updated with Brent Owens and published in its 3rd edition as Blatt, Tracy and Owens in 2006. It is still in common use today. Those who knew Bob well, or who have subscribed to this listserv for some time, will be aware of both the depth and the breadth of his knowledge. He was a font of information, a walking encyclopedia of mineralogy, petrology, optical and electron microscopy, sample preparation, wine, french cuisine, European and American political history, fishing, barbecue (amongst many other topics). Bob liked nothing more than using this information to help people, and students in particular, generally espousing his wisdom with a carefully pointed wit. His generosity in terms of sharing his time, knowledge, ideas, data and opinion are difficult to equal. He will be greatly missed, Mark Caddick & Nancy Ross, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
Not UMass related but she broke ground as a woman geologist ( I work for the same organization as she had ).
8.1 earthquake off SW Mexico caught on seismograph in Morrill (thanks to Bill Clement for setting this up!)