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Pacific Selected as a “Sustainable 16” Finalist

STOCKTON — University of the Pacific today announced that it has been selected as a “Sustainable 16” school in the second annual Environmental March Madness tournament, which rewards excellence in environmental academics and sustainability. The competition, sponsored by Enviance, in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics, will announce 2013’s National Champion on April 8.

Win McLaughlin (’10) helps GSA celebrate 125!

STOCKTON, CA – We’re pleased to announce that the back of Win McLaughlin’s head is being featured in a series of advertisements celebrating the 125th anniversary of theGeological Society of America! All kidding aside, GSA couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate head to showcase – full of determination and ready to attack the challenges that lie before her.

2012 GSA Annual Meeting

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences had a truly amazing week at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America! The entire faculty (Drs. Rademacher, Burmeister, Fox, & Pearson) and three majors (Nikki Mainwaring ’13, Kat Rawhouser 13′, & Brittany Klemm ’14) were lucky enough to be able to join the ~6,000 other academics, professionals, and students in attendance.

Interview with Brittany Klemm (’14) & Dr. Burmeister on research

new article on the college website features an interview with Brittany Klemm (’14) and Dr. Burmeister on their recent research activities in the northern Appalachian Mountains and the Desolation Wilderness Area of the Sierra Nevada, student research in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and students presenting research at professional meetings.

A Japanese-American weekend in the Sierras

DONNER PASS, CA – Geology majors Brittany Klemm (’14) and Christina Colburn(’13) spent the weekend with Dr. Burmeister and members of the Japanese Granite Study Group examining the petrogenesis of granitic plutons in the Donner Pass area of the Northern Sierra Nevada, just west of Donner Lake (the site of the infamous Donner Partytragedy) and Truckee, CA.

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