Geology Department News

Jeff Lee, 60, left, and his wife Ann Martin, 53, pose at Buffalo Peaks Ranch in Colorado, where they are building the Rocky Mountain Land Library. Photo courtesy of Jeff Lee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Haven for Readers

Over the years, Jeffrey Lee and his wife, Ann Martin, have amassed more than 32,000 volumes, centering the collection on Western land, history, industry, writers and peoples. Why? Because they wanted...

Jim Head '78

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Jim Head '64 Wins Prestigious Geoscience Award

Last fall, James "Jim" W. Head III '64, the Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of the Geological Sciences at Brown University, received the Norman L. Bowen Award for his...

Mapping Mount Doom

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mapping Mount Doom

Geology students from Washington and Lee University in front of the volcano Mount Ngauruhoe in New Zealand, a.k.a. Mount Doom of "Lord of the Rings" fame, which they were assigned to map.

Geology Students

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Geology Students Present at National Conference

College students just don't present in national academic conferences every day. Nonetheless, a few months ago, 12 geology students and one computer-science student presented posters and talks at...

Bill Barnhart '08 on The Weather Channel

Friday, September 27, 2013

Geology Alum In the News

Bill Barnhart, a member of the Class of 2008, was the go-to expert for media covering the island formed by an earthquake in Pakistan.

W&L biology professor Gregg Whitworth (standing) with a class in the Stereo 3D lab

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sky is the Limit in W&L's IQ Center

New science facility features the latest technology for science and non-science majors at Washington and Lee.

In the News Logo

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Knapp, Conner Appointed to New Posts at W&L

Washington and Lee University has announced new appointments in the University administration. Elizabeth Knapp, associate provost and associate professor of geology, will become senior assistant to...

Helen I'Anson, professor of biology, Washington and Lee University

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New IQ Center Will Enhance Science at W&L

The first phase of the new Integrative and Quantitative (IQ) Center at Washington and Lee University is underway, with a projected opening date of June 2013.