The number of National Science Foundation grants awarded Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo since 1999. The latest, for nearly $200,000, was awarded in July. The funding supports Gastaldo’s groundbreaking work on the End-Permian extinction event he has researched with Colby students since 2003 in South Africa’s Karoo Basin. Three of those researchers, on site in South Africa are, from left: Oriana Battifarano ’17; Johann Neveling of the Council for Geoscience, Pretoria; Robert Gastaldo, Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, and Alyson Churchill ’17.