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Why Geology at Mac?

Whether studying glacial lakes in Montana, the geochemistry of rocks in Minnesota, or dinosaurs in Madagascar, students in the Macalester Geology Department creatively examine the history and nature of Earth, frequently combining disciplines such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

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    Department News

    Read the fall 2015 edition of the Geology enewsletter

    Our weekly departmental TEA will be held on Wednesdays at 3 PM this year, starting on 9 September. See you then!

    We are happy to welcome Dr. Alan Chapman to the Geology teaching roster this fall with “Dynamic Earth and Global Change” and a new course, “Tectonics.” 

    Also new on the faculty is Visiting Assistant Professor Andrew Haveles, stepping in for Ray and Kristi who are on sabbatical for AY 2015-16.  Welcome, Andrew.

    In conjunction with the "Fat Mussels" story on our homepage rotation, participating students wrote a blog about their experiences on the project. 

    Perfect day, great turn out for our Lacuna Bajada end-of-year celebration to honor graduating seniors! The picnic coincided with Ask-A-Geologist Day (aka Mustache Day) on 5 May. Fun, food, and impressive 'staches! 

    Check out Mac Talks with Kelly speaking about glaciers.