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Archive – November 2011

Department Chair Bess Ward has been selected to receive the 2012 Procter & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology of the American Society of Microbiology. This award recognizes distinguished achievement in research and development in applied (non-clinical) and environmental microbiology.
Postdoctoral scholar Kevin Lewis has been selected to join the team of NASA's latest Mars mission, the Curiosity rover. Having launched successfully over Thanksgiving weekend from Cape Canaveral, Curiosity begins a 9 month journey as the largest and most complex rover ever sent to the red planet. After landing next summer, the rover will begin a 2-year long exploration of its landing site at Gale crater in search of past or present habitable environments.
On Friday, November 11, the graduate students in the Department of Geosciences hosted a collaborative Graduate Research Symposium at Lewis Library. Sponsored by the Department of Geosciences and the Princeton University Graduate School, but organized exclusively by the graduate students, the symposium was intended to showcase the holistic nature of the geosciences by encouraging contributions in atmospheric science, oceanography, paleoclimatology, Earth history, climate dynamics, geology, geoche
The spring term schedule is available for download on the Geosciences "Courses" tab.
Dr. Alfonso Pardo, September 2011, Visiting Faculty from the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. Dr. Pardo is currently an associate professor at the Polytechnic School of Huesca, of Zaragoza University, lecturing in the Environmental Science degree.
Dr. Michael Slawinski, September 2011, Visiting Faculty from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, CAN