- Sep 2 Classes Begin
- Sep 2 New Traditions: 2014 Faculty Exhibition
- Sep 4 Author Daniel Gilbert to Speak at Opening Convocation
- Sep 5 Taste of Service and Involvement Fair
- Sep 6 Cheer on the Scots in Their Home Opener
- Sep 18 EnviroThursday - "Helping Forests Adapt to a Changing Climate"
- Sep 18 Visualities of Memory Symposium: Film "The Act of Killing"
- Sep 19 Visualities of Memory Symposium: Poster sessions and roundtable presentations/discussions
- Sep 26 Admissions Fall Sampler
- Sep 26 Inventory: New Paintings by Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin Opening Reception
Fossil Hunter Download .MP3
The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in central Montana is one of the most remote areas in North America, and also one of the best places on earth to discover the fossilized remains of dinosaurs and their contemporaries.
Professors Ray Rogers, Kristi Curry Rogers, Geology Lab Instructor Jeff Thole, and their students spend summer months exploring the 75 million year-old rocks and fossils to answer questions related to ancient environments, ecosystems, and processes of fossilization. This summer students Madeline Marshall '12, Rachel McLaughlin '12, Dan Sorensen '12, and Jansen Smith '12 traveled with them.
More than 20 students have participated in fieldwork in the Missouri Breaks, which resulted in senior theses and/or capstones on the fossils and rocks preserved there. Many of these students have published their results and continued on to top graduate programs in paleobiology and sedimentary geology. The research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Bureau of Land Management.