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To help you keep in touch with your Denison Geo Alumni and Faculty friends, we hope you will contribute personal news and updates to the GEOSCIENCES NEWSLETTER.

Student Spotlight
Al Weik

Al Weik should be floating on air: this Denison senior recently won two national swimming championship events. But he’s also a person who is very grounded—in geosciences.

How We Learn
Erik Klemetti, assistant professor of geoscience

Erik Klemetti is a well-known expert on the tectonic processes that cause volcanoes, and it was his expertise in these processes, which are also linked to how earthquakes develop, that led The Daily Beast to call him for clarification of the causes of the tragic and disastrous earthquakes that recently have been experienced in Chile and other places across the world.

Faculty Spotlight
Confusion Range

A dozen years ago, David Greene undertook what he thought would be a simple project to give his geoscience students an in-the-field tutorial on geologic mapping, but the Confusion Range lived up to its moniker.