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interviewed by Discovery Channel - Top
Anderson, associate professor of geology at Black Hills State, was
interviewed recently by writer Rosella Lorenzi with Discovery News
regarding lava flows on Mount Etna, Italy. The article appeared in a
news brief on the news channel Internet site.
several other volcanologists were asked about a rare type of lava
pouring out of the active Italian volcano. Lava containing
amphibole, a complex group of hydrous silicate minerals that
includes water, was of concern to scientists. It was flowing at a
lower level than another lava streams (without amphibole) higher on
the mountain. The presence of amphibole indicates the lava is coming
from great depths and thus has the potential to be more explosive.
Anderson told the
news channel reporter, “Amphibole is more explosive lava type. The
intense fountaining of Etna suggests that this magma is arriving at
the surface with a lot of
still present. This indicates that the magma is either rising very
quickly from the
magma chamber through the conduit, or that the
conduit is not very permeable to gas flow, or a combination of
one of the most studied volcanoes in the world. Records of the
mountain’s volcanic history date back to 1500 BC. Since that time
some 90 recorded eruptions have taken place. Typically two types of
eruptions occur on Etna: persistent explosive eruptions with minor
lava flows from one or more of its three major craters, and from
mountain side or flank eruptions originating from fissures. Activity
since 1995 has been at the summit crater level and more explosive.
Anderson, who has been
working on the lava follow of Etna for the past three years, plans
to return to Etna in the near future for further research. He has
been a member of the science faculty at BHSU since 1991. The BHSU
geologist completed a one-year teaching sabbatical at the University
of Arizona during the 1998-99 academic year and served as chairman
of the BHSU science department last year. Anderson earned his Ph.D.
in geology from Arizona State University in 1990.
presents at globalization, technology and culture think tank - Top
David A. Salomon, assistant professor of
English at Black Hills State University, recently delivered a paper
at the 2nd Annual Paideia Retreat held near Atikokan,
Ontario, Canada. Salomon was invited to speak at the five-day
“think tank” on globalization, technology, and culture because
of his work in the humanities and technology.
Salomon’s paper, “The Technology of Space
in Early Modern Printed Texts,” addressed issues of page layout
and space in texts printed in England in the late-16th century. At
the center of Salomon’s discussion was Robert Parsons’ 1582 The
Christian Directory, often described as the most popular
devotional work of the
period. Using the theoretical
constructs provided by Gerard Genette and Michel de
Certeau, Salomon argued that Parsons employed the margins of his
page as a site for debate–particularly for debate related to
Catholic issues, virtually outlawed in the England at the time.
Using the margins as “paratext,” Salomon explained the ways
marginal references and notation act in much the same way that
hypertext theory describes associative thinking. Page layout and
manipulation are treated here as a new technology for the 16th
At the retreat, morning papers were delivered
by literary scholars, philosophers, political philosophers, and
scientists followed by daily discussions of the role of technology
both in the various areas and in modern life in general.
Spirit of Excellence at
Work Award - Top
Clarkson, senior secretary, is being honored with the Spirit of Excellence at Work
Award for her quiet efficiency and support of faculty in the College
This award recipient is chosen by a group
which meets regularly to discuss ways to improve the campus working
environment. This group feels that when they “catch” someone
doing their job well, that performance should be recognized and encourages everyone to keep up the good work so they can
“catch” you at it!
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Below are the program
materials received Aug.9-15 in the grants office, Woodburn 218. For
copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail
requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student
Union bulletin board near the information desk.
Council of Learned Societies.
Fellowship and grant competitions to be held in
2001-2002. Various awards and deadlines.