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Re: Two Broad Questions About Paleo-Education

Another thing that has to be considered is available space. When I was
looking for a graduate program a few of my top choices were not taking
new students that year (no one was graduating and opening up space).
This is a good thing to look into before you start applying to
programs. It can help trim down your list of potential programs, and
also prevents getting the dreaded "We're sorry to inform you..."
letter (or at least less of them).


C. Aaroen Boyd
PhD Candidate
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Steve C. Wang<scwang@swarthmore.edu> wrote:
> At 10:27 AM -0500 8/5/09, Raptorial Talon wrote:
>>But I hadn't heard of Pennsylvania in this context, so I'll have to
>>look there. Thanks.
> Penn is particularly strong in vert paleo and paleobotany. I'm assuming the
> former is what you're interested in; see Peter Dodson:
>        http://www.vet.upenn.edu/Default.aspx?TabId=362&faculty_id=6403532
> Also, you may know this already, but rankings for paleo programs often
> combine invert and vert paleo. If you're interested in dinosaurs, having
> faculty who specialize in, say, trilobites and bivalves may not be helpful
> for you.
> Good luck,
> Steve
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> Steve C. Wang
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> Swarthmore College
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