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Xiaofei Pu Dissertation Defense

New Constraints on Temperature, Oxygen Fugacity and H2O content of Subduction Basalts Based on Olivine-Melt Equilibrium

Alumna Helen Foster (PhD 1946): Rock Star

Foster retired from the USGS in 1985 and moved to Carson City, Nevada., where her sister lives, too. At age 98, she maintains many contacts in geology circles.

Ancient Mammoth Bones Marked by Human Butchering Found in Michigan

Daniel Fisher, professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and director of the Paleontology Museum, explains the importance of a second dig for mammoth bones on a farm near Chelsea.

A U-M news video of the skull and two attached tusks being hoisted from the muddy excavation pit with a backhoe on October 1, 2015, has been viewed more than 875,000 times on YouTube. 
The Original Excavation, Oct. 2015:
The Bristle Mammoth Exhibit:



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