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Faculty In Focus: Married to the Job

Call her a nerd, but earthquake scientist Judith Hubbard loves geology, and she is not afraid to admit it. Both sides of her office door are plastered, top to bottom, with expedition photos, while graphs and metre-long topographical maps of Nepal and Singapore stretch across her walls. A slew of geology books and stacks of paper threaten to engulf her entire desk.

Faculty In Focus: Projecting the Future Through the Past

In 2010, Assistant Professor Wang Xianfeng and his Brazilian colleague were in a cave deep in the Amazon jungle, wading through waist-deep water in almost complete darkness. The only sources of light came from the head torches mounted on their foreheads. They were collecting rock samples from caves to study climate changes in the Amazon during the last ice age 21,000 years ago. Asst. Prof Wang was leading the way, when his colleague spotted something up ahead and told him to stop.

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