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Archive – September 2011

Lola Perrin, composer and jazz pianist, event titled THE GEOLOGY OF MUSIC came about when she contemplated the work that Prof. Adam Maloof and the Geosciences Earth History Research Group have been doing on calcified fossils found in South Australia.
All undergrad majors and graduate students in the Department of Geosciences are welcome to attend a "Capstone Field Seminar Planning Session" to be held this Wednesday, October 5, at 4:30 PM, in the Guyot Great Hall.
In the first of work of its kind, Princeton Geosciences graduate student Sarah Fawcett has forced a partial reversal against the prokaryote-dominated paradigm of the open ocean and, in the process, showed one important way in which the genetic diversity of the plankton relates to functional diversity (that is, not all the phytoplankton are doing the same thing!). In a recent paper, Fawcett and her colleagues show that small eukaryotic phytoplankton are far more important for taking up upwelled n
Graduate students, Kyle Samperton, Xuefeng "Nick" Peng, and C. Brenhin Keller give a lab tour of the Princeton Isotope Geochemistry Lab to first year graduate students at orientation.
On Tues., Sept. 13, the Department of Geosciences started its academic year by greeting new students with a breakfast in the Great Hall at Guyot. This was followed by educational presentations throughout the day; and then, an inviting outdoor picnic at the grove behind Eno Hall.
Final Public Oral Examination for Nicholas L. Swanson-Hysell “Stratigraphic Records of Paleogeography and Global Change from Two Late Proterozoic Basins” The examining committee members are Adam Maloof, Blair Schoene Gerta Keller and Michael Bender A copy of the dissertation is available for examination in Room 110, Guyot Hall Friday, September 16, 2011 2:00 PM in Room 155, Guyot Hall Princeton University