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At McMurdo Station, the flags of the original 12 signatory nations to the Antarctic Treaty flap in the breeze around a bust of Admiral Richard Byrd. The Antarctic Treaty's Diamond Anniversary
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Monday December 02, 2019

Sixty years ago, on December 1, 12 nations signed an unprecedented international agreement that set aside their often-contentious territorial claims on the frozen continent and established Antarctica as a place for peaceful coexistence to facilitate scientific research by all nations.
Fifty years ago, Lois M. Jones and her research team made history by being the first all-female research team to work for the U.S. Antarctic Program. Before flying to Antarctica, the all-female team from Ohio State University posed for a photo in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Left to right) Kay Lindsay, Terry Tickhill, Lois Jones and Eileen McSaveney. When Women Reached the Ice
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Monday October 14, 2019

In 1969, Lois M. Jones and her science team made history as the first all-female research team to work for the US Antarctic Program. They were studying the erosion of rocks in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the subject of Jones's doctoral thesis the previous year. They made history as the first all-female science team on the continent and the first women to reach the South Pole, paving the way for countless women to follow in their footsteps.

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