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Rossman F. Giese Jr.

Death: 2020

Rossman F. Giese, Jr. joined the faculty of the University at Buffalo's Department of Geological Sciences in 1966.  Over his 50-year teaching career at UB, his most popular course was about the solar system, a course which at its height would see nearly 400 students enrolled in one semester.  In March 2000, Giese and his wife Dr. Patricia Costanzo published a geological report that helped save the historic Commercial Slip on the Buffalo waterfront.

Source: Neville, Anne. "Rossman F. Giese Jr., expertise helped save Commercial Slip." Buffalo News, August 17, 2020, p.B4.

Affiliation(s): Geology
Record Group(s): 20
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