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Twenty for 2020

The starkness of the past two months has provided ample time to reflect on what makes the academic enterprise at William & Mary special

Rock Music Oman 2020 – The Crescent of Learning

I’m homeward bound after the 2020 edition of our Natural History & Contemporary Culture of Oman (a.k.a. Rock Music Oman) course. For the past

Rock Music Oman 2019: A Symposium and Celebration

The 2019 Spring semester is underway, but before we (both students and faculty) get completely sucked into our courses we’re going to finish our

Finding Ourselves in the Sharqiya Sands, Oman

The 2019 Rock Music Oman program has traversed from Muscat through the mountains and on to the desert. Last week, we were tucked in

Rock Music Oman – The 2019 Edition Begins

We’re back in Oman with the 2019 version of our Natural History and Contemporary Culture of Oman (a.k.a. Rock Music Oman) winter-break study program.

Inside the Ghubrah Bowl, Oman: dropstones, double-duckbills, and pencil structures, oh my!

In early January, with two of my research students, we escaped winter’s cold by heading to the Sultanate of Oman for a week of

Oman’s Geological Triple Point

Qantab is a village at the eastern edge of the Muscat metropolitan area, it’s hemmed in by steep rocky hills, and flanked by a

The Road to the Moho

I spent last week in the Sultanate of Oman, working with my colleague Professor Anne Rasmussen to setup a William & Mary study abroad

Wadi Bani Ghafir at Sidaq Gorge – Water versus Rock in Oman

In January I had the good fortune of visiting Oman to explore the country’s magnificent geology.  November 18th is Oman’s National Day and in this