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Dr. Phyllis Camilleri, professor of geology, and Dr. Jack Deibert, associate
professor of geology, presented papers at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America in Salt Lake City, Oct. 16 -19. Deiberts paper is titled In search of Ferdinand V. Hayden's 1868 3lost2 tracks: new field evidence for the location and description of the first dinosaur fossil discovery in Wyoming. For the published abstract, go to http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_93046.htm
Dr. Phyllis Camilleri, professor of geology, and Dr. Jack Deibert, associate
professor of geology, presented papers at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America in Salt Lake City, Oct. 16 -19. Deibert's paper is titled “In search of Ferdinand V. Hayden's 1868 3lost2 tracks: new field evidence for the location and description of the first dinosaur fossil discovery in Wyoming.” For the published abstract, go to http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_93046.htm

Camilleri's paper is titled “Growth of biotite porphyroblasts during dominantly coaxial deformation at low metamorphic grades in the Pequop Mountains, Nevada: contradictory microstructure and the effects of spatial and temporal partitioning of strain.” For the published abstract see: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_93040.htm. . Their research was supported in part by APSU Tower research grants.

Four faculty members from the department of mathematics attended the recent meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Southern Regional Conference Oct. 20-22, in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Jackie Vogel, associate professor of computer science, gave a talk, titled “Teaching Mathematics Online: Lessons Learned.” Dr. Mary Lou Witherspoon, professor of mathematics, gave a talk, titled “What can we learn from a state-wide middle school mathematics contest?” Assistant Professor of Mathematics Andy Wilson gave a talk, titled "Assessing Change in Preservice Elementary School Teachers' Beliefs." Along with two other faculty, Loretta Griffy associate professor of mathematics, served on a panel discussing “The Effects of Attention Deficit Disorder on Mathematics Learning.”