Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne
Branco, Jessica
Bennett, John
Crowley, Zachary
2000

Robert L. Nichols Scholarship Prize, 1979

Robert L. Nichols Scholarship Prize, 1979

Professor Robert L. Nichols, February 9, 1940The Robert L. Nichols Scholarship Prize, established in 1979 by friends and students of Robert L. Nichols, A1926, and the Department of Geology, is awarded to one or more students of demonstrated ability in geology, for the purpose of expanding their knowledge of geology by field experience.

Robert L. Nichols, A1926, was inspired to become a geologist by Professor Alfred Lane. He received an M.A. and Ph. D. from Harvard and returned to Tufts in 1929 to join the Department of Geology, initially as an instructor. He retired in 1974. He was an epic explorer, joining or leading seventeen arctic and antarctic expeditions and publishing the results in some 150 abstracts, articles, reports, and books. His awards and memberships in exclusive national and international societies are too numerous to list, but it should be mentioned that among them is a national teaching award in geology. He was also active as an alumnus.

Nichols left his mark, and the Tufts name, on the territories he explored. The Tufts Elv is a river in Inglefield Land in the northwest of Greenland and was named by the Danish Government in recognition of the explorations by Nichols there. The Tufts Pass is on Alexander Island in Antarctica, and near it is an area named after Robert Nichols himself.

Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H

Subject terms: Nichols, Robert L. Robert L. Nichols Scholarship Prize Scholarships Tufts Elv Tufts Pass

The Robert L. Nichols Scholarship Prize, established in 1979 by friends and students of Robert L. Nichols, A1926, and the Department of Geology, is awarded to one or more students of demonstrated ability in geology, for the purpose of expanding their knowledge of geology by field experience.

Robert L. Nichols, A1926, was inspired to become a geologist by Professor Alfred Lane. He received an M.A. and Ph. D. from Harvard and returned to Tufts in 1929 to join the Department of Geology, initially as an instructor. He retired in 1974. He was an epic explorer, joining or leading seventeen arctic and antarctic expeditions and publishing the results in some 150 abstracts, articles, reports, and books. His awards and memberships in exclusive national and international societies are too numerous to list, but it should be mentioned that among them is a national teaching award in geology. He was also active as an alumnus.

Nichols left his mark, and the Tufts name, on the territories he explored. The Tufts Elv is a river in Inglefield Land in the northwest of Greenland and was named by the Danish Government in recognition of the explorations by Nichols there. The Tufts Pass is on Alexander Island in Antarctica, and near it is an area named after Robert Nichols himself.

Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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The encyclopedia seeks to capture more than 150 years of Tufts' achievements, societal contributions and outstanding alumni and faculty in concise entries. As a source of accurate factual information, the Encyclopedia can be used by anyone interested in the history of Tufts and of the people who have made it the unique institution it is.

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