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Student Chapters Breed Professional Success

Student Chapters Breed Professional Success


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Erik Heider has received a prestigious Barringer Family Fund

Erik Heider has received a prestigious Barringer Family Fund


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Does the record cold winter mean global warming is a myth? Auburn climatologist weighs in on climate change controversy

Does the record cold winter mean global warming is a myth? Auburn climatologist weighs in on climate change controversy


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James Taylor: Seismic Locator for EarthScope, Summer 2010

James Taylor: Seismic Locator for EarthScope, Summer 2010


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Collins with Kenyan Minister of Mines

Collins is running a "green fields" exploration project for African Barrick Gold, in western Kenya, and this is a picture of him showing some visible gold in drill core to the Kenyan Minister of Mines.


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GIS Project Links Restaurants and Farmers

GIS Project Links Restaurants and Farmers


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Ziaul Haque is awarded AAPG grant

Congratulations to Ziaul Haque, for winning the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Weimer Family grant! Ziaul is a geology graduate student studying the petrofacies evolution of coarse clastics from the Cahaba Basin, Alabama, under the direction of Dr. Ashraf Uddin. He is the only graduate student to receive an AAPG award this year from the State of Alabama, and he also received a grant recently for the same project from the Geological Society of America (GSA).


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Geology professor speaks out about teaching Chris Davis and the standing ovation in his classroom

Over the past 20 years, Willis Hames, a professor in Auburn University’s Department of Geology and Geography, has seen his fair share of student athletes in his classroom. He teaches Physical Geology, a large, auditorium-style science class which fills up quickly because it’s open to students from diverse academic curriculums. Last semester, one of his students was Auburn University football star and instant legend, Chris Davis. It was Hames’ class that erupted in a spontaneous standing ovation in honor of Davis on Dec. 2, the Monday following the Iron Bowl; a game which ended with Davis returning Alabama’s missed field goal for a touchdown, bringing Auburn the victory. Hames recalls the standing ovation and notes there was a feeling of the extraordinary in the air, even before Davis walked into the classroom.


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