Faculty Accomplishments

Robert Thorson’s Latest Book, The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years

Geoscience faculty member Robert Thorson (Thor) recently published his latest book, The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years. It has reached #11 for Environmental Science publications in Library Journal. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2017/10/best-sellers/environmental-science-october-2017-best-sellers/ You can read reviews of the book here: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/henry-david-thoreau-parini/ And here: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-slide-rule-and-the-crowbar-henry-david-thoreau-in-the-anthropocene/  

Professor Thorson’s Hartford Courant Columns

Don’t miss Thor’s latest columns:   Lump of coal for Christmas? I’ll take two – Hartford Courant www.courant.com A lump of coal in your stocking at Christmas was something for bad children, but Robert Thorson, budding geologist, would have been thrilled to get a big piece of … http://www.trbimg.com/img-567af73f/turbine/hc-op-thorson-coal-in-stocking-1224-20151223   ______________________________________________________________________ No One Noticed Cheaper […]

Dr. Michael Hren receives award from American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund

Michael Hren was awarded $110,000 from the American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Fund for a proposal entitled “Evaluating the Preservation Potential of Buried Organic Carbon: A Laboratory and Field Study of the Impact of Burial Diagenesis on Stable Isotopic and Organic Molecular Records”. The proposed research will focus on understanding how the distribution and stable isotopic […]

Patrick Getty received coverage in Science News for presentation at GSA

Congrats to Patrick Getty for the article written in Science News about his presentation “Ancient larvae built predator-thwarting mazes” that was given at the recent GSA Conference in Baltimore, MD! Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Branching tunnels called Treptichnus embedded inside ancient rocks are among the oldest and most widespread preserved structures built by […]