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James Farquhar Named Chair of UMD’s Department of Geology

Distinguished University Professor James Farquhar has been named the chair of the University of Maryland’s Department of Geology for five years, effective July 1, 2021. Farquhar holds a joint appointment at ESSIC and is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Farquhar succeeds Richard Walker, who served as department chair since 2016.

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