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Explorations in Time-Depth Space: The Earth Structure & Dynamics Field Trip 2017

The Earth Structure & Dynamics class field trip rolled west from Williamsburg to the Blue Ridge Mountains on a near perfect early spring weekend

A Hard Freeze in the Basement: The Earth Structure & Dynamics Field Trip 2016

The Earth Structure & Dynamics class field trip is an annual rite of spring; when early April arrives it’s time for our weekend trip

Field Methods 2014: Wrapping It Up

The last day of classes at William & Mary is traditionally a celebratory affair, and on the last day of class this fall we

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

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

50 Hours in the Field: the Earth Structure & Dynamics Field Trip 2014

The 2014 Earth Structure & Dynamics class field trip left Williamsburg at 1 p.m. last Friday bound for the Blue Ridge Mountains and points

Glimpses of the Past: The Rockfish Conglomerate

My family has a tradition of going camping about once per semester.  Back in the spring of 2011, as the Appalachians were beginning to

Summer Research: Going with the Flow

In April I delivered a talk on “Finding Faults in Old Virginia” as part of William & Mary’s Tack Faculty Lecture Series.  Our study

Living the Dream: Back to Alberene

Remember the Alberene Dream Team from the summer of 2011?  This talented group of undergraduates poured themselves into research projects aimed at understanding the