The Smilodon

The Smilodon: Newsletter of the Department of Geosciences

The Smilodon is the newsletter for the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. Highlights from the publication are letters from the Chair, research timeline, department and alumni news, awards, books, and deaths. If you are interested in submitting a story write to smilodon@princeton.edu.

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Featured article:

The Arctic Ocean’s deep past provides clues to its imminent future 

Summary:  As the North Pole, the Arctic Ocean and the surrounding Arctic land warm rapidly, scientists are racing to understand the warming’s effects on Arctic ecosystems (Sigman, Farmer mention).

The Smilodon is the alumni newsletter for the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. Highlights from the publication are letters from the Chair, research timeline, department and alumni news, awards, books, and deaths. If you are interested in submitting a story write to Laurel Goodell.
 

The Smilodon then and now

The original Smilodon* Seal painted by Bruce Horsfall in the 1920's and The Smilodon's current version, redesigned for the Spring issue of 2011. The logo was redesigned in 2013 by GEO Undergraduates using a vintage 1970s department illustration.

Prior and current department logos

Archive

Recent years:

Fall 2021

Spring 2020

Spring 2019

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Spring 2016

Archived Newsletters:
Smilodon Newsletters, 1926-2018
These bi-annually newsletters have been published by the department since 1926. It is read by faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends of the department. Currently, the newsletter is produced annually in the spring. Questions or signups can be sent to smilodon@princeton.edu.

Weekly Intrusion, 1984-2000
A weekly flyer that published announcements and events for members of the department during that time.

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