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Go to Dave’s Landslide Blog for full details about this. I don’t have access to the paper. According to Dave Petley, there’s a new paper in Nature Geoscience about the Slumgullion landslide. Slumgullion is in my greater neighborhood – it’s in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, between Lake City (former home of Alferd Packer) and Creede…

Geobloggers take on DonorsChoose

There’s an issue of Eos sitting on my desk at work with a front-page article about how to manage outreach. Earth scientists know stuff that’s important – this week’s huge earthquakes (covered all over the geoblogosphere) are just one example. Water’s another. And climate. And volcanoes. And landslides. And… well, you get the picture. So…

I should have finished designing the new version of my disasters class. I’ve been thinking about it forever. But then I was trying to get a paper written, and then I went to a conference, and then there were senior thesis presentations and end-of-semester grading and a six-year-old’s birthday, and, well… Yes, I am frantically…

Course redesign 4: time for a plan

I’ve been blogging my way throug the redesign of my upper-level general education course, “The Control of Nature,” using a course design tutorial from SERC. I’ve talked about what’s gone wrong in the past, about who my students are and what they need from the class, and about my tentative goals for the class. I’ve…

Spring meme!

Spring has sprung in the geoblogosphere! In Virginia, Callan has been hiking on the Billy Goat Trail. In Colorado, Geology Happens has crocuses. And spring fever has even hit the New York Times – Andy Revkin is posting Youtube videos of Pete Seeger singing about maple syrup. Hey, I can play, too. Look – I’ve…