Professor J. B. Woodworth '94, of the geological department, will return to Cambridge today from an eight months' scientific investigation in South America. This was the first of a series of similar trips provided for by the Shaler Memorial Fund, a $30,000 gift presented to the University in 1907 by friends of the late Dean N. S. Shaler '62.
The work in South America done by Professor Woodworth and his associates consisted in the study of glacial phenomena in Brazil, and in the tracing of shore-line changes on the Chile coast south of Valparaiso. W. P. Haynes '10 assisted in the work during the summer vacation. Professor Woodworth will resume his courses in geology at the beginning of the second half-year, his leave of absence having been from June 20, 1908, to February 13, 1909.