Daily Archives: January 28, 2013

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Dr. Art Saller emphasizes the importance of Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy

A corporate executive might ask, “I don’t care about the miocene, I just care about the kerosene,” said Dr. Art Saller in a lecture about sequence stratigraphy of classic carbonate outcrops. He emphasized that this sort of statement should not impact a geologist. Lackadaisical analysis of an area could result in mislocated, improper, and inefficient drilling, as carbonate deposits are not always immediately apparent.

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Geek of the Week: Andrew Towe, Sophomore, Comp Sci

John Green once said that nerds “…are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself-love it.” One of the most obvious examples of this facet of nerdiness on campus is this week’s geek, a sophomore Computer Science major by the name of Andrew “Thüs” Towe. He is known by many for his great enthusiasm in all parts of life, be it having real-life adventures or reveling in ways to play science and fantasy games.

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