Professor emeritus to lecture on geology of Ontario at Beloit College

BELOIT, Wis.—Hank Woodard will lecture on the geology of Ontario, Canada, as part of the lecture series on Homecoming Reunion Weekend at Beloit College. The lecture, “Understanding a Bit of Precambrian History: The Quetico-Wawa Terranes,” will be Saturday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m., in the Wood Room of Mayer Hall.

Woodard was a professor at Beloit College from 1953 until 1992 and has done extensive field work in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and Quebec. Much of Woodard’s research studied the earth’s crust and how the continents formed. Through observing and measuring two segments of earth’s crust—the Quetico terrane and the Wawa terrane—Woodard researched how the two terranes ended up next to one another. His talk Saturday will cover his experience working and living in the wilderness, as well as what his findings show about earth’s ancient history.

Woodard sponsored many undergraduate research projects on the geology of Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario. His teaching interests included mineralogy and petrology, and after retirement, Woodard has remained an active part of the Beloit College Geology Department.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jen Scott of Alumni Affairs at (608) 363-2657 or go to

From the Sept. 13-19, 2006, issue

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