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The lost art of geopoetry

I used to like writing. Before I started graduate school at UT, I was actually enrolled in a part-time science writing graduate program at Johns Hopkins. I didn’t finish, but it was fun, taking classes at night and figuring out the best and most creative ways to write about science….

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Social media: changing the science communication landscape

Social media users reached 2.46 billion people globally in 2017. To put that in perspective, 2.46 billion is approximately 6 times the US population (324 million in 2017) and about a third of the global population (7.3 billion)! A recent social report based on close to 80,000 internet users worldwide…

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A study of caves and climate

When you hear someone talk about “caves,” you probably think of bats, darkness, claustrophobia, and deep passages below the very ground you are standing on. The last one is especially true if you’re in Texas! It turns out that the mineral properties of stalagmites from these environments can help unfold…

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The Tax Bill: What Can We Do?

“…We know things are bad- worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy…” – The Network, 1979 This classic rant from the movie The Network has a new meaning for me this past year. Especially since two versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have…

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Who gets geology PhDs?

Update December 6, 2017: I’ll be presenting on this at AGU Tuesday, December 12! A link to the abstract here. Also, I’ll be looking at the data for atmospheric and ocean sciences (and updating the numbers through 2015) in early 2018 so stay tuned. The thing that sucks about being in…

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