Faculty News

Jim Rice Awarded 2018 Mindlin Medal

June 6, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Jim Rice for being awarded the 2018 Mindlin Medal by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Quoting from the ASCE website "This medal is named for Raymond D. Mindlin, Ph.D., M.ASCE who was a Professor at Columbia University and who is best known for pioneering contributions to applied mechanics" and is given in "recognition of outstanding research contributions to applied solid mechanics"....

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In Memoriam: Ulrich Petersen (1927-2017)

November 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our friend and colleague, Ulrich Petersen (Harry C Dudley Professor of Economic Geology, Emeritus).  Ulrich joined our faculty in 1963 and continued in that role until his retirement in 1995.  He and his wife Eileen remained active in the department throughout the years and were happily present for our social gatherings such as the start of term celebration as recently as this past August.  He was an excellent scholar and a truly fine man and will be greatly missed.


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Naomi Oreskes Harvard Crimson Article on Scientific Misinformation

October 19, 2017

Please follow this link to a Harvard Crimson article about a recent presentation by EPS affiliated faculty member Naomi Oreskes. The presentation featured research on misinformation by corporations throughout the 20th century to tilt public opinion toward their interests in the name of the free market and deregulation. Very interesting research!

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Congratulations to Andy Knoll

October 11, 2017

Please join us in extending congratulations to our colleague Andy Knoll, who has received an honorary Doctor of Science from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, conferred at the September 27th commencement of its Richard Gilder Graduate School.  Certainly an honor most well deserved!



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