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Holli Frey, associate professor and chair of the Geology Department, has received a $307,000 grant through the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program. This grant supports the acquisition of a state-of-the-art inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer to support faculty and undergraduate research. Also included in the grant are John Garver, professor of geology; David Gillikin, associate professor of geology; Kurt Hollocher, the John and Jane Wold Professor of Geology; and Donald Rodbell, professor of geology. Learn more about it here.

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology, has a new elected position with the National Women’s Studies Association. She will serve as the constituency group chairperson of the Feminist Mother Caucus.

Brad Hays, associate professor of political science, was recently featured on several segments of WAMC’s “Congressional Corner.” Over three recent episodes, Hays discussed a range of topics including health care policy in other countries and President Trump’s approval ratings.