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UGA Today Focus on Faculty features a Q & A with Dr. Sally Walker. The Shellebarger Professor in Geology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, gives students field research experiences through which they propose hypotheses, collect and analyze data, and communicate their findings.

Devon Verellen, Erik Alberts, Gustavo Larramendi, Horry Parker, and Rob Hawman just published a paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that studied the nature of the boundary between the tectonic plate beneath the southern Appalachians and the underlying, more fluid mantle.

Sally Walker, paleontology expert and mentor to UGA students, has been selected as the first Shellebarger Professor in Geology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Athens Banner-Herald: This story is part of a series called Georgia Groundbreakers that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – and their profound, enduring impact on our state, our nation and the world.

Dr. Mattia Pistone has been funded for the DIVE (Drilling the Ivrea-Verbano zonE) project, which aims at unravelling the chemistry, physics, and microbiology of the roots of the Earth’s continental crust and the crust–mantle transition in the Ivrea–Verbano Zone (Western Alps, Italy).

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