Geology

Robert Libutti '02

March 11, 2011

From High Rises in Tokyo to Schools in Brooklyn, Robert Libutti ’02 Favors Practical Design

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By Barbara Mulligan Architect Robert Libutti ’02 has helped design glittering, towering buildings in Tokyo, Japan, and Seoul, Korea, but it’s his most recent work at Murphy Burnham and Buttrick in Manhattan, turning an old firehouse into Montessori learning space, that has given him the most satisfaction. Libutti, a Pennsylvania native who earned a B.S. [...]

Maricate Conlon ’11 (clockwise from left), Tyler Germanoski ’12, Professor Dru Germanoski, and Michael Thompson ’12 work on the Bushkill Creek.

February 18, 2011

Student-Faculty Team Studies Implications of Removing Dam along Easton’s Bushkill Creek

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Just like constructing a dam on a body of water, removing one can have a major impact on the surrounding community and ecosystem. That’s why students and faculty are exploring the implications of removing the dam near Third Street on the Bushkill Creek in Easton. Geology majors Maricate Conlon ’11 (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Tyler [...]

Anna Eisenstein ’13 and Professor Andrea Smith

February 11, 2011

Anna Eisenstein ’13 and Kelsey Boyd ’11 Re-Create Lost Easton Neighborhood with Professor Andrea Smith

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When an unexpected tip from the local historical society led Andrea Smith to research an old Easton community known locally as “Syrian Town,” she thought it was the perfect opportunity to allow students to dig into the past of the community surrounding their college home. Demolished as part of the city’s urban renewal project in [...]

Chris Kelly ’13 in Ecuador

February 11, 2011

A Portal to the Past: Chris Kelly ’13 Explores the Geologic Evolution of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

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Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.), a double major in geology and international affairs, was one of 24 students who spent three weeks over the January interim studying the evolution of life and land in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The course, taught by geology professors Lawrence Malinconico and David Sunderlin and Provost Wendy Hill, was [...]

Cara Murphy ’11

January 19, 2011

Geologic Evolution: Cara Murphy ’11 Blogs about Her Experiences in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

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Cara Murphy ’11 (Providence, N.J.), a double major in English and psychology, is blogging about her experiences this month during a three-week course studying the evolution of life and land in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The course, taught by geology professors Lawrence Malinconico and David Sunderlin and Provost Wendy Hill, is one of eight [...]

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December 17, 2010

Hydraulic Flume Lab Brings River Studies to Life

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Students aren’t the only ones who benefit from Lafayette’s high-tech science labs. There are villagers in El Convento, Honduras, whose need for clean, running water is hinging on the hydraulics flume laboratory in Van Wickle Hall. That’s where students in the College’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders are troubleshooting sedimentation problems with the dam they [...]

Jessika Luth '01

December 7, 2010

From New Zealand to Sweden, Jessika Luth ’01 Begins Study of Environmental Policy

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A world citizen. A teacher. An environmental activist. A park ranger. All of these roles and a purposeful journey from California, Pennsylvania, and Washington to Australia, England, New Zealand, and on to Sweden, came together in the next step for Jessika Luth ’01. In September, Luth began work on a master’s in environmental management and [...]

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November 29, 2010

Students Will Study Geological and Biological Evolution in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

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In the space of about three weeks in January, a group of Lafayette students and faculty will climb volcanoes in the Andean highlands, snorkel with sea turtles and sharks in the Pacific Ocean, and explore the Galapagos archipelago aboard seafaring vessels. These South American adventures are part of an interim-abroad course, “Geological and Paleobiological Evolution [...]

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November 16, 2010

Geologic Disasters: Students Put Model Buildings Under Earthquake Tests

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Students in the Geologic Disasters course built models of buildings and then subjected them to an earthquake test to see what level of intensity their design could withstand. Taught by Larry Malinconico, associate professor of geology and environmental geosciences, the course examines the Earth’s many geological processes and the risks people take by living in [...]

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November 1, 2010

Innovative Geology Course Has Two Semesters, Two Professors, and a Four-Day Trip to Wyoming

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When colleagues Larry Malinconico and David Sunderlin of the department of geology and environmental geosciences would get together and discuss their field work with students, they noticed a lot of parallels. “We always ended up going to the same locations, but talking about them from our different disciplines,” Sunderlin says. They realized that geology majors [...]