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Lochman-Balk, Christina, 1907-2006

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    • Lochman, Christina, 1907-2006
    • Balk, Christina Lochman-, 1907-2006
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    • found: Early Upper Cambrian faunas of central Montana, 1944:title page (Christina Lochman)
    • found: The Cambrian of the Rocky Mountains and southwest deserts of the United States and adjoining Sonora province, Mexico, 1956:title page (Christina Lochman-Balk)
    • found: Upper Cambrian faunal patterns on the craton, 1970:tile page (Christina Lochman-Balk)
    • found: Wikipedia, February 2, 2016(Christina Lochman-Balk; Christina Lochman-Balk (October 8, 1907- March 8, 2006) was an American invertebrate paleontologist known for her research on Trilobites; she began her education at Smith College, where she earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in geology in 1929 and 1931, respectively; she then moved to Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her Ph. D. in geology in 1933; Lochman-Balk began her teaching career while studying at Smith College, where she served as an instructor from 1929-1931; her next appointment was at Mount Holyoke College, where she began as an instructor in 1935; she remained there until 1947 and had become an associate professor; Lochman-Balk then moved to the University of Chicago in 1947 with her husband, but was relegated to the position of lecturer; in 1954, she moved to the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; she became a full professor and department chair in 1957; Lochman-Balk spent the remainder of her career in New Mexico, and retired in 1972; an expert on Cambrian animals, particularly trilobites, Lochman-Balk studied stratigraphy and fossil deposits throughout the Western United States; she was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Geological Society of America)
    • found: New Mexico Tech Earth and environmental Science, via WWW, February 2, 2016(Christina Lochman Balk, Professor Emerita of Geology, Department of Earth and Environmental Science , New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; B.A., M.A., Smith College; Ph. D., The Johns Hopkins University; she was born in Springfield, Ill. on October 8, 1907 and died on March 8, 2006 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the age of 98; she and her husband Robert Balk moved to Socorro, NM in 1952 to join the faculty at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where she taught and acted as Dean of Women; she retired to Santa Fe in 1993; research insterest: Cambrian-Ordovician trilobites, shallow marine carbonates, Paleozoic stratigraphy)
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