Fall 2017 Colloquium

Thursdays, 3:30PM unless otherwise indicated

Location: 2079 Natural History Building

Post-talk reception 4:30 to 5:00

August 31:  Bruce Fouke, UIUC

"Life Makes Rock: A Newly Forged Geobiological Perspective on Biomineralization"

September 7: Buckley Lecture in Environmental Geology

Daniella Rempe, University of Texas at Austin

"Water storage in the earth's critical zone: the hidden role of rock moisture in regulating ecological and geochemical processes"


September 14Chuck Langston, Univ. of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information

"From Hugo Benioff to aLIGO: Strains, Rotations, and Other New Developments in Seismology"


September 21: Chris Fielding, U Nebraska-Lincoln

"Resolution of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age in time and space: Insights from easter Australia and North America"


September 28: Grim Lecture

John Lieske, Mayo Clinic

"Urinary Stones: Multiple paths to a common problem"


October 5: Glenn Thackray, Idaho State


October 12: Hay Lecture
Michelle Coombs, Alaska Volcano Observatory


October 19: Mauricio Ibanez-Meijia, University of Rochester

"Active crustal foundering in the Northern Volcanic Zone of the Andean Arc"


October 26:  Grim Lecture

Sarah Brownlee, Wayne State University


November 2: Kirkpatrick Lecture
Sue Brantley, Penn State University


Friday November 3, 4:00 PM:  Special Colloquium

Department of Geology 2017 Alumni Achievement Award Presentation

Prof. Jim Kirkpatrick (Ph.D., Geology, '72)

“NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Molecular Modeling of Mineral Surfaces and Interlayer Galleries: Structure, Dynamics and Energetics”

November 9:  Phillips Lecture

Ed Cook, Colombia University


November 16: Dianne Thompson, Boston University


November 23: No colloquium (Thanksgiving Break)


November 30:  TBA


December 7: Manuele Faccenda, University of Padova


December 14: No colloquium (last week of classes​)




Spring 2018 Colloquium Schedule (in progress)