1. MA – NSTA travel day & State Capitol

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    April 6, 2014 by Dr. G

    On Wednesday, April 2, I headed out again for another conference – this time, to Boston, Massachusetts, for the National …
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  2. PA – TEDxPhiladelphia 2014

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    March 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    I purchased the ticket back in December, and finally, the day arrived!  I had attended TEDxPhilly back in 2011, TEDxPhiladelphiaEd …
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  3. PA – March Philly SciTweetup

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    March 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    Reminder: The next #PhillySciTweetup will be 3/27, 5:30 pm at Landmark Americana at 34th & Market. If you dig science …
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  4. PA – 2014 NEGSA Section Meeting, Sunday AM

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    March 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    “If you worry about getting through the entire textbook, then you are forgetting why you are there [in the classroom].”  …
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  5. PA – 2014 TLT Symposium, Saturday PM

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    March 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    The afternoon of the 2014 TLT Symposium had two Concurrent Sessions and a final afternoon keynote.  The first afternoon session …
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  6. PA – 2014 TLT Symposium, Saturday AM

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    March 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    Each year, Penn State University hosts a university-wide conference called the TLT Symposium (that stands for Teaching and Learning with …
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  7. PA – Dan Kahan, Chestnut trees, and Robbie Melton

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    March 22, 2014 by Dr. G

    I have been at the Penn State – University Park campus for the past several days, engaging in work related …
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  8. VA – NSF Geo Ideas Lab

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    March 9, 2014 by Dr. G

    From March 3-7, I served as a mentor for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Geoscience Ideas Lab.  Back on January …
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  9. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Wrap-Up

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    March 2, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. It is going to take some …
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  10. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Saturday PM

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    March 1, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. There was one more session before …
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  11. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Saturday AM

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    March 1, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. Before boarding the shuttle to the …
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  12. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Friday PM

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    February 28, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. Friday afternoon at ScienceOnline Together consisted …
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  13. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Friday AM

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    February 27, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. There are some interesting conference activities …
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  14. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Thursday PM

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    February 27, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. Gonna talk so much science today. …
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  15. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Thursday AM

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    February 27, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. Today was the official kick-off of …
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  16. NC – ScienceOnline Together, fieldtrip

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    February 26, 2014 by Dr. G

    Today was full of adventure – actually, I should say “adventures” in the plural.  This morning was my flight from …
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  17. NC – ScienceOnline Together, pre-meeting

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    February 25, 2014 by Dr. G

    I’m off to my third Science Online meeting for the academic year – and this one has the potential to …
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  18. TX – Summit on the Future, Wrap-up

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    January 13, 2014 by Dr. G

    It is always impressive how much information can be packed in to just 2.5 days.  I was saturated pretty quickly …
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  19. TX – Summit on the Future, Day 3

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    January 13, 2014 by Dr. G

    Here it is, the final day of the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education, held at the Jackson …
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  20. TX – Summit on the Future, Day 2

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    January 11, 2014 by Dr. G

    Day 2 for the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education was just as busy, engaging, and exhausting as …
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  21. TX – Summit on the Future, Day 1

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    January 10, 2014 by Dr. G

    Today was the first full day of the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education.  We piled in to …
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  22. TX – Summit on the Future, pre-workshop & State Capitol

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    January 9, 2014 by Dr. G

    This morning, I left one very cold Media, PA, to travel to one very warm Austin, TX.  Bright and early …
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  23. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, post-meeting

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    December 29, 2013 by Dr. G

    Another excellent (but exhausting) AGU meeting comes to an end. — Julian Lozos (@seismogenic) December 14, 2013 Yes, the meeting …
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  24. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, NASA Social

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    December 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    It all started with a tweet… Come see NASA science in action at a #NASASocial @theAGU this Dec. in San …
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  25. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Thursday

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    December 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    A tweet advertising my afternoon poster presentation… retweeted by AGU! RT @guertin: If you saw me at the #AGU13 Bloggers …
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  26. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Wednesday

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    December 12, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today is “hump day” of the week-long AGU fall conference.  The day started bright and early in the morning (all …
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  27. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Bloggers Forum and Open Mic Night

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    December 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    I spent all day Tuesday with the NASA Social, but I was still able to participate in two more AGU …
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  28. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, It’s a Family Thing

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    December 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    Although I still have some catching up to do with sharing my adventures from yesterday’s NASA Social, Blogging Forum, and …
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  29. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Monday

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    December 10, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today is the first official, full day of the AGU Fall Conference (even though events have been going on for …
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  30. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Sunday

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    December 9, 2013 by Dr. G

    As you can imagine, being on a non-stop flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco the day before the official start …
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  31. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, pre-meeting

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    December 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    The center of the solar system shifts to San Francisco next week @theAGU. Get ready for some science! http://t.co/STkRRm1pN9 #agu13 …
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  32. PA – Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association 2013 conference

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    December 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    On December 5th and 6th, the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association held its annual conference in State College, PA, with the …
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  33. PA – Covering Complex Science, by Joe Palca (NPR)

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    November 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    Last night, I attended the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.  I’ve known about the CHF and …
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  34. PA – PATACF meeting at Tyler Arboretum

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    November 4, 2013 by Dr. G

    Sometimes, I am lucky enough where a conference takes place right in my backyard – literally!  I was recently asked …
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  35. CO – GSA125, Conference Wrap-Up

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    November 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Airport shuttle full of sleeping geologists. Conferences are exhausting. #GSA125 — Becky Oskin (@beckyoskin) October 30, 2013 Technical sessions are …
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  36. CO – GSA125, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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    November 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Every year, the GSA conference offers fieldtrips for exploration and professional development before and after the conference.  As I am …
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  37. CO – GSA125, Wednesday

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    October 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    i’m just an experimental volcanologist masquerading as a mineral physicist for the afternoon. #gsa125 — Geneviève Robert (@geevesparmesan) October 28, …
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  38. CO – GSA125, Tuesday

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    October 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    Things You Hear At #GSA125 – “I’m a spillover guy” — Alexandra Witze (@alexwitze) October 29, 2013 More Things You …
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  39. CO – GSA125, Monday

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    October 28, 2013 by Dr. G

    As you deicide what to see and do at GSA, remember, ““Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ― …
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  40. CO – GSA125, Sunday

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    October 27, 2013 by Dr. G

    So, it didn’t take too long for me to get frustrated about there being so many great sessions and activities, …
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  41. CO – GSA125, Teaching Controversies Workshop

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    October 26, 2013 by Dr. G

    My first full day in Denver, Colorado, started with a simple tweet: Will be heading out soon to help co-lead …
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  42. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, Wrap-Up

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    October 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    Wow – it is amazing how much information can be packed in to such a short time.  With one day …
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  43. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, shark tagging

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    October 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was a day filled with post-conference fieldtrips for attendees to choose from.  Since I went to graduate school in …
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  44. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, Sat. PM

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    October 12, 2013 by Dr. G

    The Saturday afternoon of ScienceOnline Oceans was packed with three technical sessions, then group dinners and the Marine Geek Fashion …
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  45. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, Sat. AM

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    October 12, 2013 by Dr. G

    Here I am at “the U” (how people refer to University of Miami) for today’s sessions at ScienceOnline Oceans!  The …
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  46. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, workshop & panel

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    October 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today begins the formal programming of ScienceOnline Oceans! This afternoon, a series of workshops were available for people to attend. …
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  47. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, travel day

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    October 10, 2013 by Dr. G

    After my flight taking off an hour late (the pilots were delayed getting to the airport), I’ve started my journey …
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  48. PA – 2nd Annual PAESTA Conference

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    October 6, 2013 by Dr. G

    On Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, the Penn State Brandywine campus was the host to the 2nd Annual PAESTA Conference.  …
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  49. PA – Park(ing) Day Philadelphia

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    September 20, 2013 by Dr. G

    Park(ing) Day seeks to reclaim parking spots and transform them into engaging, people-friendly parking spaces for one day a year. …
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  50. TN – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    August 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    For the past several days, I was able to explore the wonders of one of our country’s natural national parks, …
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  51. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Wrap-Up

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    August 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    [Previous postings with my reflections on the ScienceOnline Climate conference can be found at Day 1 – morning and afternoon, …
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  52. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 2 (PM)

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    August 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  53. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 2 (AM)

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    August 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  54. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 1 (PM)

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    August 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  55. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 1 (AM)

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    August 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  56. DC – The Closing of the Smithsonian’s Life in the Ancient Seas Hall

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    August 8, 2013 by Dr. G

    I couldn’t believe the news when I first heard it in June – the Smithsonian was going to close their …
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  57. PA – ESSP Workshops at Penn State Brandywine

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    August 2, 2013 by Dr. G

    The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity on the research front for me!  We just completed two …
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  58. PA – The Sabbatical

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    July 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    July 1st marks the beginning of a new journey for me, one I have not yet taken advantage of – …
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  59. CA – 2013 URPD WOO, Day 2

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    June 23, 2013 by Dr. G

    Day 2 of WOO!  This is the first full day and also the final day of the Undergraduate Research Program …
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  60. CA – 2013 URPD WOO, Day 1

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    June 23, 2013 by Dr. G

    If you read my last blog post that summarized the end of the CUR Business Meeting, you saw my explanation …
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  61. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, Final Day

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    June 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    All good things must come to an end, including the CUR Business Meeting.  Today was a half-day of sessions, ending …
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  62. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, Day 2

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    June 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was a full day of CUR business at the CUR Business Meeting at Chapman University.  After a not-too-bad night’s …
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  63. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, Day 1

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    June 21, 2013 by Dr. G

    Confessions of an exhausted professor – I am not good at time zone changes.  I don’t know why my body …
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  64. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, travel day

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    June 20, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today I traveled to Orange, California, for the start of the CUR Business Meeting, and then will stay here at …
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  65. PA – Science Fair Judge at Meredith School

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    June 17, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today, I did a volunteer activity that is a common one in which science faculty participate – serving as a …
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  66. PA – ESSP Work in June 2013, State College

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    June 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    Since I was already in north-central Pennsylvania for the NAGT-ES conference, I decided to head down to State College for …
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  67. PA – NAGTES Meeting, wrap-up

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    June 2, 2013 by Dr. G

    Reflection is not just something I have my students do after hearing guest speakers or completing major projects. It is …
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  68. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 3

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    June 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was the third and final full day of the NAGT-Eastern Section Conference. Today’s fieldtrip was to the Grand Canyon …
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  69. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 2

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    May 31, 2013 by Dr. G

    Day 2 of the NAGT-Eastern Section conference was dedicated entirely to a Marcellus Shale Field Trip.  Despite knowing that temperatures …
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  70. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 1

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    May 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    This is a very hard post to write.  I don’t think I’ve ever had a negative entry on my blog.  …
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  71. PA – NAGTES Meeting, pre-trip

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    May 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    It seems like I just finished unpacking and doing my laundry from my Iceland trip – and now, I’m off …
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  72. Iceland – travel home and wrap-up

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    May 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    My trip home was an interesting one, starting in Iceland, changing planes in Toronto, then finally arriving home to Philadelphia.  …
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  73. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 5

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    May 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    We packed in quite a few sites today on the Reykjanes Peninsula before heading to the airport for our 5PM …
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  74. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 4

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    May 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    We covered quite the distance today – both horizontal and vertical.  We started the day with a 1-1/2 hour drive …
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  75. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 3

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    May 10, 2013 by Dr. G

    I’ll start with my summary for today – pure amazement, pure exhaustion!  Today was spent traveling along the “Ring Road,” …
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  76. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 2

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    May 9, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was a marathon day of Icelandic geologic features – but I would not have wanted it any other way!  …
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  77. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 1

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    May 8, 2013 by Dr. G

    I can’t believe that I started my day by landing in Reykjavik at 6:30 in the morning, and I have …
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  78. Iceland – travel day/night

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    May 8, 2013 by Dr. G

    It’s funny that today, of all days, I have several links about volcanic eruptions and Iceland appearing in my Twitter …
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  79. Iceland – pre-trip

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    May 6, 2013 by Dr. G

    Tomorrow, I leave for what I’m sure will be my most amazing travel all year – I’m off to Iceland! …
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  80. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Wrap-Up

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    April 19, 2013 by Dr. G

    My students know I am a big fan of having them write reflective statements during the semester after attending a …
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  81. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 5

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    April 19, 2013 by Dr. G

    All good things must come to an end, which includes my participation in the first-ever combined Penrose/Chapman Conference. The focus …
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  82. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 4

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    April 18, 2013 by Dr. G

    Day 4 of the Penrose/Chapman conference was the last full day of the meeting – and what a full day …
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  83. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 3

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    April 17, 2013 by Dr. G

    Wednesday was split at the conference into morning talks on “Case Studies and Carbonate Environments,” and an afternoon fieldtrip on …
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  84. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 2

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    April 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    We all headed back to the conference center (across the street from the hotel) for Day 2 of Coastal Processes …
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  85. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 1

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    April 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    Let the conference begin! John Anderson from Rice University, one of the conference conveners, started us bright and early at …
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  86. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Travel Day

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    April 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    I’m off to a conference like no other I have been to, like no other that has ever been offered!  …
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  87. PA – Mid-Atlantic Fair Trade Student Leadership Training

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    April 6, 2013 by Dr. G

    I did not have to travel very far for this one – just across the hall from my office!  In …
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  88. PA – 2013 TLT Symposium

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    March 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    The day finally arrived!  The 2013 Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Symposium was held at the Penn State University …
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  89. PA – pre-TLT Symposium, part 2

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    March 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    I often tell my students that a trip to State College is filled with meeting after meeting after meeting, resulting …
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  90. PA – pre-TLT Symposium

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    March 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    I’ve arrived in State College today, getting ready for a series of grant meetings, activities with the Department of Geosciences, …
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  91. PA – ESSP Work, State College

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    February 4, 2013 by Dr. G

    This is my first trip of many that I will be making to the Penn State University Park (UP) campus …
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  92. CA – AGU Fall Meeting, Day 2

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    December 4, 2012 by Dr. G

    Day 2 of AGU was a pretty busy day – presentation days are always a little hectic, but when both …
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  93. CA – AGU Fall Meeting, Day 1

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    December 3, 2012 by Dr. G

    Monday, December 3, was the first full day of the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting.  It is always a challenging trying …
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  94. CA – AGU Fall Meeting, pre-meeting

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    December 3, 2012 by Dr. G

    It’s hard to believe that in December, there are still conferences to attend and lectures that need substitute assignments.  But …
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  95. NC – GSA Annual Conference, Last Day

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    November 7, 2012 by Dr. G

    Today was the last day of the 2012 Geological Society of America annual meeting.  I always have mixed feelings at …
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  96. NC – GSA Annual Conference, Day 4

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    November 6, 2012 by Dr. G

    This is a hard post to write up – too many distractions right now (if you look at the date …
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  97. NC – GSA Annual Conference, Day 3

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    November 5, 2012 by Dr. G

    OK, I know some fellow bloggers are calling this Day 2 of the meeting, but since I started on Saturday …
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  98. NC – GSA Annual Conference, Day 2

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    November 4, 2012 by Dr. G

    The first full day of technical sessions at the 2012 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.  I don’t think I …
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  99. NC – GSA Annual Conference, Day 1

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    November 3, 2012 by Dr. G

    It’s that time of year… the most wonderful time of year… time for another annual Geological Society of America Conference!  …
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  100. IL – Fair Trade Campaigns Conference

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    October 26, 2012 by Dr. G

    From October 26-28, I attended the Fair Trade Campaigns Conference for Fair Trade Towns and Fair Trade Universities held in …
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