Spotlight on: Faculty

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, an associate professor in the Department of Geology, has recently published research around the age and formation of the largest assemblage of Homo sapiens footprints discovered to date, in the shadow of the Ol Doinyo L’engai volcano in Tanzania. The publication of her paper in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology led to an Oct.10 article in National Geographic, which prompted a feature on the front page of The Washington Post and subsequent coverage by The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Aussie Network News and the British Broadcasting Company.

We expect to hear more from and about Dr. Liutkus-Pierce and congratulate her on her diligence and remarkable research.

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