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News Release 25 February 2005
University of West Georgia
Geology Department

University of West Georgia participates in Geological Society Meeting

CARROLLTON, GA -- Research by five geoscientists from the University of West Georgia will be presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America on March 17-18 at the Bayview Hotel of the Grand Casino Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Approximately 450 geoscientists are expected to attend the meeting, which will be hosted by geoscientists from the University of Southern Mississippi, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Coastal Data Development Center and other federal agencies at Stennis Space Center. Presenters representing UWG include: Dr. Timothy Chowns, professor of geology; Jake Holloway, student from Bowdon; Eric Phillips, student from Rex; Dr. Curtis Hollabaugh, professor and chair of the Department of Geosciences; and Dr. Randall Kath, associate professor of geology.

They will discuss a range of topics such as the extent of decollement in the Chattanooga Shale, interpretation of geopetal fabrics in amygdaloidal agates, the effect of rainfall on the Little Tallapoosa River, toxic biophile elements and digital geologic mapping to illustrate stratigraphy and structural geology.

For more information, visit the Geological Society of America Southeastern Section Web site or contact the UWG Geology Department at 678-839-6479.


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