Jan
22

At The Crossroads: In Which I Do Ghetto Biennale

Over winter break, I had the opportunity to participate in Ghetto Biennale, a unique festival that draws artists from around the world to Haiti’s capital, a city not typically seen as an “international” location. The exhibition is hosted by the local arts collective Atis Rezistans, whose members both collaborate with visitors and make their own…
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Jan
20

Eclogitization and Shear Zone Kinematics: Microprobe and EBSD Analyses in Process

Three of the thin section chips have been sent off to be made into polished thin sections, and with these I will be able to complete an electron microprobe analysis and an Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) analysis. The microprobe analysis will be able to tell me the specific mineral chemistry of particular grains in my…
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Jan
09

Firearms Thesis: January Update

Hello everyone! This is going to be a brief January update on my firearms thesis. As of this morning, I finished my initial edits, woohoo! I also managed to find a second reader–renowned economics professor, Carl Moody! Professor Moody is an expert on American gun policy. Thus, he will bring years of experience and knowledge…
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Dec
27

December Update: Thank You and A Little More About Me

Hello everyone and happy holidays! This semester has been a busy one. All of my graduate school applications are in and I have been accepted to two schools. I was able to take advantage of this finals week and work in lab with a similar schedule to this past summer. As we have come to a…
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Dec
19

Eclogitization in the Lofoten Islands: Petrology-based Hypothesis

As I continue with my analyses, I have had to split my time between my structural analyses and my petrologic analyses. In the case of the structural component, as a reminder, I am trying to quantify the kinematics of my shear zones’ burial and exhumation. In regards to the petrology, I am looking for distinct…
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