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Newsletter of the College of Science & Mathematics

Dana Professor of Geology Rick Dunn Presents Easter Island Research in Japan

By David Westerman, PhD In late July and early August, Prof. Rick Dunn was in Nagoya, Japan for two-plus weeks to present a talk about his Easter Island research at the International Union for Quaternary Sciences (INQUA). The photograph is from Easter Island and shows the five-meter depth of burial of many of the moai, all by colluvium in a span of …

Norwich Geology Duo Explore Ancient Maine Supervolcano

By David Westerman, PhD Junior Geology major Chris Eddy ‘17 and Professor Chris Koteas attended a geological field conference on Isle au Haut, an island along the Maine coast, to study horizons of an ancient volcanic section last month. The trip was run by Megan Whitman, a Master’s in Geology candidate at the University of Massachusetts. Participants …

Five New Faculty Members Join COSM

Tabetha Hole, PhD Astrophysicist Tabetha Hole joined the physics faculty this fall as an assistant professor. This semester she is teaching two sections of PS211(University Physics) and an upper level Mechanics course. Hole earned her PhD in astronomy with a minor in physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has been awarded grants for …

Prof. LaVarnway Receives Independent Study Leave Award for Spring 2016

Professor of Mathematics Gerard LaVarnway, PhD, has been awarded an Independent Study Leave through the Faculty Development Program. Prof. LaVarnway has been a full-time faculty member in the Mathematics department since 1983. During this time, he has published several classified technical documents on ocean surveillance and has developed mathematical …