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The Department that Floats Together…

The latest addition of the Geology departmental field trip rolled out of Williamsburg last Friday and then floated down the James River on Saturday. 

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

DC Summer Institute On Leadership & Community Engagement Comes To An End

This will be my final post about the DC Summer Institute on Leadership & Community Engagement.  It’s been an invaluable summer in Washington DC. 

Leadership: What I Learned During the DC Summer Institute on Leadership, Part 3

Closing Interview Comments Mike said people working in nonprofit need to be very connected to and committed to the mission of their organization –

Leadership: What I Learned During the DC Summer Institute on Leadership, Part 2

Interviews Mike Curtain was an obvious choice. He is the CEO of one of DC’s most recognized and successful non-profit organizations, which employs over

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

DCSI-LCE Week 11: Knowing Your Why

John, a Professional Staff Member in our office whom I have gotten the chance to not only work with but also befriend over the

The Highlights

I’ve noticed lately that I’ve been so busy meeting deadlines for my internship, I pushed my own deadlines to the side.  It’s been a