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  1. Newsletter (University of Texas at Austin. Department of Geological Sciences) ; no. 53, 2003
    1. Report from the Director

    2. Letter from the Chairman

    3. Graduate Studies Committee and Staff Listing

    4. Graduate Studies Committee

    5. Professors Emeriti

    6. Lecturers and Research Scientists

    7. Visiting Scholars

    8. Technical Staff

    9. Administrative Staff

    10. Geology Foundation

    11. Environmental Science Institute

    12. Faculty Personal Notes

    13. Faculty Awards and Honors

    14. In Memoriam: John A. Jackson

    15. Eulogy for John A. Jackson

    16. Eulogy for John A. Jackson

    17. Jackson School Vision Committee Appointed by President

    18. Dedication of the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Geological Sciences Building

    19. Special Facilities Dedicated

    20. Priorities in the Geosciences

    21. EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS PROGRAM – 2003 Update: The L. Decker Dawson Exploration Geophysics Training Center

    22. Dawson Inducted into Hall of Honor

    23. Fisher Recognized

    24. T-Rex Arrives at UT

    25. James N. Connelly Recieves Knebel Award

    26. In Memoriam

    27. Gus K. Eifler

    28. Robert K. "Bob" Goldhammer

    29. Mary E. "Peg" Gregory

    30. Raquel Vieira de Savariego

    31. Staff Awards and Honors

    32. Endowed Lecturers

    33. Visiting Speakers

    34. Speakers – Faculty and Staff in the Department of Geological Sciences

    35. Student Speakers – Technical Services

    36. Other Talks by Graduate Students

    37. Summer Field Camp 2002*- GEO 660

    38. Field Excursion to Western Australia – Geo 381R

    39. Student Awards and Honors

    40. Placement Office Update

    41. Student Officers for Fall 2002 and Spring 2003

    42. AAPG Student Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin

    43. Graduate Student Executive Committee

    44. Marla Knebl Recieves Department of Homeland Security Fellowship

    45. Research and Teaching Assistants – 2002-2003

    46. Graduate Fellowships, Scholarships, and Awards 2002-2003

    47. Graduate Degrees in Geological Sciences Conferred by the Univesrity of Texas at Austin – 2002-2003

    48. Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

    49. Undergraduate Degrees in Geological Sciences Conferred by the University of Texas at Austin – 2002-2003

    50. Bureau of Economic Geology

    51. Institute for Geophysics

    52. Environmental Science Institute

    53. Walter Geology Library

    54. Donors of Books and Materials-Walter Geology Library: 2002-2003

    55. Texas Memorial Museum

    56. Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory

    57. Richard R. Bloomer, Honorary Life Member

    58. L. Decker Dawson, Honorary Life Member

    59. Geology Foundation Advisory Council News

    60. GeologY Foundation Advisory Council

    61. June 1, 2002, through May 31, 2003

    62. Geology Foundation Endowed Accounts values as of May 31,2003

    63. Memorials

    64. Notes from the Alumni

    65. Join Us

    66. John A. and Katherine G. Jackson

  2. Illustrations
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    3. Mark A. Helper

    4. Leon E. Long

    5. Mr. Jackson pictured with a photograph of his late wife, Katie. Photograph by Dick Clintsman. Courtesy of Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation.

    6. UT President Larry Faulkner (left) speaks with Anna Louise Graeter (middle) Jack Jackson's sister-in-law, and Jim Langham (right) at the luncheon to celebrate the Jackson Building dedication, April 25, 2003. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    7. President Emeritus Peter Flawn (left), current UT President Larry Faulkner (middle), and Jackson School Director William Fisher (right) at the luncheon that followed the building dedication, April 25, 2003. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    8. President Faulkner speaks at the Jackson Building dedication, April 25, 2003. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    9. Jim Langham speaks at the Jackson Building dedication, April 25, 2003. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    10. UT President Larry Faulkner addresses the crowd at the Jackson Building dedication on April 25, 2003.

    11. Jim Langham speaks at the luncheon held after the official building dedication on April 25, 2003. UT President Larry Faulkner is seated. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    12. UT President Larry Faulkner speaks at the luncheon following the Jackson Building dedication, April 25, 2003. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    13. Left to right: Dr. Scott Tinker, Dr. William Fisher, President Emeritus Peter Flawn, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences Mary Ann Rankin, Anna Louise Graeter, Jim Langham, and President Larry Faulkner pictured at the dedication of the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Geological Sciences Building, April 25, 2003. Photograph by David M. Stephens.

    14. President Larry Faulkner (left) speaks with President Emeritus Peter Flawn (right) at the Jackson Building dedication, April 25, 2003. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    15. Left to right: UT President Larry Faulkner, Tom Barrow, Janice Barrow, and Ken Barrow at the dedication of the Barrow Family Conference Room, April 24, 2003.

    16. President Larry Faulkner (far left) pictured with the Boyd family at the dedication of the Don R. Boyd Auditorium on April 24, 2003. Mr. Boyd's widow, Patricia, is pictured third from the left. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    17. L. Decker Dawson (left) and President Larry Faulkner (right) at the dedication of the L. Decker Dawson Exploration Geophysics Training Center, April 24, 2003. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    18. Left to right: President Larry Faulkner, Carol Langham, Jim Langham, and Anna Louise Graeter at the dedication of the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Conference Room, April 24, 2003. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    19. Left to right: Elizabeth Walter Keeney, Hugh Keeney, College of Natural Sciences Dean Mary Ann Rankin, and UT President Larry Faulkner at the dedication of the renovated Joseph C. Walter, Jr. and Elizabeth C. Walter Geology Library, April 24, 2003. Photograph by Bob Nagy.

    20. William Fisher (left) presents a plaque to President Emeritus Peter Flawn (right) after his talk at the Priorities in the Geosciences Symposium, April 25, 2003. Photograph by David M. Stephens.

    21. Heinrich "Dick" Holland (left) recieves a plaque from William Fisher (right) after speaking at the Priorities in the Geosciences Symposium held April 25, 2003.

    22. William Fisher (left) presents a plaque to Chip Goat (right) during the Priorities in the Geosciences Symposium held April 25, 2003. Photograph by David M. Stephens.

    23. Katherine L. Olsen speaking on "Earth Sciences, Society and Sustainability" at the Priorities in the Geosciences Symposium, April 25, 2003. Photograph by David M. Stephens.

    24. John Montford speaking on "The Promise of Texas: An Unfinished Agenda" at the Priorities in the Geosciences Symposium, April 25, 2003. Photograph by David M. Stephens.

    25. Jesse H. Ausubel speaking on "Decarbonization: The Next 100 Years" at the Priorities in the Geosciences Symposium held on April 25, 2003. Photograph by David M. Stephens.

    26. Charles "Chuck" Williamson lectures on "Oil and Gas Supply Side Challenges – An Exploration and Production Perspective" at the Priorities in the Geosciences Symposium held April 25, 2003. Photgraph by David M. Stephens.

    27. The 3-axis Vibroseis 'T-Rex" being delivered, Fall 2002. Photograph provided by Clark Wilson.

    28. James N. "Jim" Connelly

    29. Gus K. Eifler. Photograph provided by Earle McBride.

    30. Robert K. "Bob" Goldhammer

    31. Raquel Vieira de Savariego. Photo provided by James Connelly.

    32. Birdena Schroeder. Photograph provided by David M. Stephens.

    33. Roger Gary

    34. Larry Mack

    35. Kitty Milliken

    36. William "Bill" Woods

    37. George Cogswell (right) receives the Thelma Lynn Guion Geology Library Staff Award from Dennis Trombatore (left).

    38. Dennis Trombatore (left) presents Joseph Lucas (right) with the Thelma Lynn Guion Geoiogy Library Staff Award.

    39. John Grotzinger. Photograph by Jeffrey Horowitz.

    40. Warren B. Hamilton

    41. Craig Simmons (right) accepts a certificate from John Sharp (left).

    42. Arthur Palmer

    43. Knut Bjorlykke

    44. Christopher Newhall

    45. Fred Read

    46. Ana York collects a large core donation from Russell Johnson. The fascinating specimen from the Edwards Formation will be used in the new exhibit at TMM. Photograph provided by Ann Molineux.

    47. Students and staff near the Cathedral Group, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. All photographs provided by Mark Helper.

    48. Students return from measuring section at Sultan Creek, near Silverton, Colorado.

    49. Mapping the "Rabbit Ear," Sheep Mountain, near Greybull, Wyoming.

    50. GEO 381R field trip group prepared to go on the underground tour at the Kambalda, Western Australia. Photograph by Sharon Mosher.

    51. Domal stromatolites in the Shark Bay intertidal zone at Carbla Point, Western Australia. Photograph by Rich Kyle.

    52. Mt. Whaleback open pit iron mine at Newman, Western Australia. Photograph by Rich Kyle.

    53. Ryan Ewing (left) presents Brook Riley (right) with the GSEC Service Award.

    54. Johnathan Bumgamer (left) receives the Estwing Hammer Award from Mark Helper (right).

    55. Maria Knebl. Photograph provided by Liang Yang.

    56. Bureau Research Scientist Associate Jerome Bellian explains his environmental research to middle school students visiting the Bureau. Photograph provided by Sigrid Clift.

    57. Graduate students John Franzosa (left) and Ted Macrini (right) excavate a beautiful, complete phytosaur skull in the scenic Petrified Forest beds of northern Arizona, summer 2002. Photograph provided by Tim Rowe.

    58. Our crew of UT graduate and undergraduate students was joined by a group from Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History, to help excavate a 30-foot-long phytosaur skeleton from the scenic Petrified Forest beds of northern Arizona, summer 2002. Photograph provided by Tim Rowe.

    59. A rare, complete interclavicle of a giant metoposauroid amphibian, from the Triassic Chinle Formation of Arizona, summer 2002. Photograph provided by Tim Rowe.

    60. Richard R. "Dick" Bloomer. Photograph provided by Dick Bloomer.

    61. L. Decker Dawson. Photograph provided by Decker Dawson.

    62. Left to right: Weyman Crawford, Charles Weiner, Charles Williamson, and Fred Oliver during the coffee break at the Fall Advisory Council Meeting, October 25, 2002.

    63. James C. Patterson, incoming Advisory Council Chairman (left), with L. Decker Dawson, outgoing Advisory Council Chairman (right), at the Spring Advisory Council Meeting, April 26, 2003.

    64. Dan Smith, new Advisory Council Member. Photograph provided by Dan Smith.

    65. William D. "Dusty" Marshall, new Advisory Council Member. Photograph provided by Dusty Marshall.

    66. Bryan Wagner, new Advisory Council Member. Photograph provided by Bryan Wagner.

    67. Members of the Basin Analysis seminar examine a mud volcano in southern Trinidad. Hasley Vincent (left) of the Trinidad Petroleum Ministry looks on as co-leader Dr. Lesli Wood (third from the left) discusses fluid processes. Photograph provided by William E. Galloway.

    68. Mike Moore (B.S., 1980) gains perspective on thrust faulting. 1980 GEO 660, Colorado. Photograph provided by Michael Miller.

    69. Large-scale boudins in high-grade gneisses of the Grenville-age Albany-Fraser belt at Bremer Bay, Western Australia. Photograph by Sharon Mosher.

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