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The earth and environmental sciences department recently opened a facility in Devlin Hall for isotope geochemistry. The 1,350-square-foot lab includes an ultra clean room (in which virtually all airborne contaminants are filtered out) and a climate-controlled room housing instrumentation that measures the isotopic composition of rock. Above, from left, are Anne Haws ’19, center codirector and department chair Ethan Baxter, graduate student Thomas Farrell, and Justin Mistikawy ’17, in the ultra clean lab. They are preparing samples of garnet (from the mountains of Spain and New Hampshire) and seabed sediment (from Madagascar) for isotope analysis.