Associate Professors Daniel S. Barker Leon E. Long Ernest L. Lundelius, Jr. Peter U. Rodda, Bureau of Economic Geology Alan J. Scott Visiting Associate Professor Ralph 0. Kehle Assistant Professors E. William Behrens, Institute of Marine Science Lynton S. Land Simon M. F. Sheppard Leland Jan Turk Lecturers Leonard F. Brown, Jr., Bureau of Economic Geology William L. Fisher, Bureau of Economic Geology Warm Langston, Jr., Texas Memorial Museum Special Lecturer (donating his services) Edgar W. Owen Visiting Professors for Short Courses Ernst Cloos, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Paul E. Damon, University of Arizona, Tucson Rainer Zangerl, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Post-doctoral Fellows John Russell Henderson, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Franz-Dieter Miotke, Techischen Hochschule Hannover, Germany
Recent Faculty Activity
by S. E. Clabaugh
Dan Barker spent last fall on research leave, and during the spring he taught optical mineralogy and thermodynamics of geologic processes. His courses next year will include the undergraduate petrology course and a graduate seminar in igneous petrology. Dan's research on the origin of alkalic rocks is supported by a NSF grant and by the University; it includes experimental studies of phase relations among feldspars, felds pathoids and chlorides, melting relations of alkalic rocks, and a review and summary of alkalic rock occurrences in North America. Dan and Leon Long co-authored a paper on "Felds pathoidal Syenite Formed by Assimilation in a Quartz Diabase Sill, Brookville, New Jersey," which Dan presented at the November meeting of GSA in New Orleans. Dan, incidentally, was recently elected to Fellowship in GSA.
As a participant in the AGI Visiting Lecturer Program Dan presented several lectures at the University of Southern Mis sissippi in Hattiesburg in March, and he led a field trip for students to Magnet Cove, Arkansas in May.
Bill Behrens, who does his teaching and research at the Ma rine Institute in Port Aransas, presented a paper on the effects of Hurricane Beulah on Baffin Bay at the Symposium on Coastal Lagoons in Mexico City last November. Bill evidently doesn't fear the coastal hurricanes too much — he and his wife have moved into a new home on Mustang Island that is said to be the "talk-of-the-island." His major research is a study of sediment facies in Baffin Bay for which he is using a modi fied steel barge outfitted to obtain cores more than 20 feet long. He is continuing the study of Serpulidae (marine reef forming worms) which is supported by a grant from the Central Power and Light Company of Corpus Christi.
Bill is spending the summer teaching a course in marine geology to a sizable group of students at the Marine Insti tute. Reports indicate that another geologist might soon be added to the Institute staff, which should bring a welcome in crease in geologic research at the marine station.
Charlie Bell has had the most productive year of his life in his favorite work, the training of graduate students. No less than five candidates working under his supervision are completing their Ph.D. degrees this spring and summer! Last year Charlie taught courses in elementary historical geology, stratigraphic principles, and paleontologic nomenclature and techniques. He is again teaching the elementary course and serving as Acting Chairman of the Department during the second six weeks of the summer session.
Charlie attended the GSA meeting in New Orleans last November and the regional GSA meeting in Dallas in March. He made several field trips with graduate students in Central Texas primarily to check the areas studied for their doctoral research.
Bob Boyer has been elected President of the Texas Academy of Science for 1968-69; he also serves on the Academy's Board of Directors, on the GSA Publications Committee, the AGI Education Committee, and on several committees of the College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences of the University. In addition he is Editor of the Journal of Geological Education, Editor of the ESCP Pamphlet Series, and co-author of a text being prepared this summer. Next fall Bob will give up the editorship of the Journal in order to take on new duties as Assistant Chairman of the Depart ment. His travels to scientific society meetings and committee meetings during the past year took him to Washington, D. C, New Orleans, Beaumont, and Boulder, Colorado. In addi tion he led field trips in Central Texas for groups of earth science teachers from the University of Oklahoma and La mar State College of Technology, and he will teach our elementary field geology course in late August and early September.
Bob is very active in training earth science teachers for secondary schools and junior colleges. He holds a joint ap pointment in the College of Education, and he supervised the programs of four students who completed Master of Edu cation degrees (with concentration in geology) this year. He also administered an In-Service Institute in Earth Science