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Watch Bereket Haileab’s Keynote Talk At The 2010 ACM Off-Campus Studies Student Symposium13 May 2010
The speaker at the 2010 Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study was Bereket Haileab, Associate Professor of Geology at Carleton College.
As a geologist, Dr. Haileab mapped volcanic ash deposits used to determine the ages of many early human fossils throughout Kenya and Ethiopia. He has been teaching at Carleton since 1994 and served as the Director of the ACM Tanzania Program in fall 2008.
Cam Davidson and Laura Cleaveland Peterson ’01 to Explore Field-Based Science Program at Summer Workshop in Italy25 January 2010
Why would anyone propose starting up an off-campus study program – and a science program, at that – in a tiny village, perched on a ridge in the Apennine Mountains in central Italy?
The answer, according to geology professor Cameron Davidson from Carleton College and environmental studies professor Laura Peterson from Luther College, is that the village in question – Coldigioco – is a center for geological research and is superbly situated for a field-based program in the earth and environmental sciences.
And though it’s not part of the “official” answer, Coldigioco happens to be, Peterson said, “one of those places that people just seem to fall in love with.”
This summer, with the support of a grant from the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Project, Davidson and Peterson will take a group of faculty from ACM colleges to Coldigioco for a five-day workshop, “Earth and the Environment in Italy.” The deadline to apply for the June workshop is February 10.
Gloria Jimenez ’07 reports on the experiences of the Australia Biogeoscience Program, including surfer trash, Vegemite, budgie smugglers, shark bites, and bioluminescent dinoflagellates.