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Books and Interns

Just a short walk from the W&M in Washington Office is the Middle East Institute. Located in a townhouse that dates to the 19th

Field Methods 2014: Put Your Hiney in the Piney

When many of my academic colleagues (both at W&M and further afield) learn that I write a blog it is commonly followed by an

First, do no harm?

SOMOS and MANOS began in part in response to enthusiastic developments in higher education that suggested a happy confluence among the following: the energy

Community Development?

Why are we in the Dominican Republic?  This question was featured prominently at SOMOS beginning-of-the-year retreat on Saturday.  A version of the question (about

SNOMI – The Summer Nighttime Outdoor Misery Index

During the summer academic geologists commonly spend time in the field doing research; it’s one of the great things about studying the Earth.  I’m

The Saddest Affair: A Geologic Perspective on the Battle of the Crater, U.S. Civil War

One hundred and fifty years ago this week a terrible and pernicious battle was fought at Petersburg, Virginia during the American Civil War. In

Summer Research: Stories from the Microscope

The Buckmarlson Banshees have spent much of the past seven weeks in the field working to understand the geology of the eastern Blue Ridge

What I learned from rejection

I had my first big rejection last week. I mean big. The crushing, leaves you speechless type of rejection. In February, I submitted a

Summer Research: Introducing the Buckmarlson Banshees

Try to find Buckmarlson on a map and you won’t have much luck.  It’s the newly created place name for our field area in