University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 28 2000

Allen to Present at Geoscientists Meeting in Nevada

Athens, W.Va. - Research by Dr. Joseph L. Allen from Concord College will be presented at the 112th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. The meeting will be held November 9-18, 2000, at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada. Hosts are the University of Nevada—Reno, the Desert Research Institute, and the Geological Society of Nevada. Approximately 7,000 geoscientists are expected to attend.

“We have re-designed our introductory geology classes to include a research project,” stated Allen. “The research process teaches the student to think critically and in a scientific manner. Students take this course as part of their general studies, education or environmental geoscience discipline. So far, the research component of this course has received very favorable evaluations from our students.”

Dr. Allen is from Michigan and has taught at Concord for three years. He serves as interim chairperson for the department of physical sciences and assistant professor of geology and lives in Athens, W.Va. He directs Concord’s environmental geosciences program.

For more information on attending Concord College, call toll-free 1-888-384-5249, or 1-304-384-5248, or e-mail admissions@concord.edu.

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Concord College Notes: The College’s faculty participated in a wide variety of activities including: publications, presentations, shows, research and graduate study. During the 1998-99 school year, the college’s faculty participated in 446 activities.

 
Photo: Dr. Joseph L. Allen

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