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Archive – August 2011

Curator of natural history at the New Jersey State Museum and Princeton alumnus David Parris ’70 has notified the Department of Geosciences that Dr. Donald Baird, a longtime curator of the Princeton Natural History Museum, has passed away.
EXPLORE THE EARTH OPENHOUSE poster and announcement: A date has been set for the Department of Geosciences fall open house on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., at Guyot Hall, in the Great Hall.
Published on the Princeton University Facebook account this morning was Prof. Jeroen Tromp's statement on yesterday's Virginia earthquake. Appearing along side the statement was a Global ShakeMovie documenting the earthquake and an array of comments coming in from all facets of Facebook life.
Global ShakeMovie reporting on today’s Virginia 5.8 magnitude earthquake.
In July 2011, the article "Climate Change: A Shifting Band of Rain" co-written by recent graduate, Conor L. Myhrvold '11 and Associate Prof. Julian Sachs (UW), was translated and published in the French magazine Pour la Science.