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Alaska’s Islands of the Four Mountains could be single giant volcano

Aerial oblique photo of the volcanoes in the Islands of Four Mountains, Alaska. In the center is the summit of Mount Tana. Behind Tana are (left to right) Herbert, Cleveland, and Carlisle Volcanoes. USGS Photo by John Lyons, July 29, 2014.

A small group of volcanic islands in Alaska's Aleutian chain could actually be part of a single, previously unrecognized giant volcano in the same category as Yellowstone, according to work from a research team, including Carnegie’s Diana Roman, Lara Wagner, Hélène Le Mével, and Daniel Portner, as well as recently departed postdoc Helen Janiszewski (now at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa), who will present their findings at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting next week.

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Former Intern Sammy Howell Accepted to Ph.D. Program at Duke University

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After spending the summer of 2019 at the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) studying space dust, Samantha “Sammy” Howell has been accepted into a Ph.D. program at Duke University, where she will study civil and environmental engineering.

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AAAS and Carnegie announce 2020 fellows

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 Richard Carlson, Director of Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was selected for his “outstanding research, leadership, innovation and service to the community in geochemistry and geology.”

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November 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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In these newsletters, we usually highlight the achievements of our staff scientists. This month we again see examples of the leadership roles our scientists take on, celebrate our postdocs, and give thanks for this community.

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What is EPL thankful for this year?

What are we thankful for this year?

This year has given thankfulness a new perspective. In the spirit of the holiday, we asked the scientists and staff of the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) to answer the question: What are you thankful for this year? This is how they responded: 

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Carnegie Geochemist Anat Shahar Elected President-Elect of AGU’s SEDI Section

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The Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) congratulates Staff Scientist Anat Shahar, who was recently elected to serve as President-Elect of the Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior (SEDI) section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). AGU conducts elections every two years. These volunteer leaders commit themselves to advancing the mission, goals, and core values of AGU.

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