Fall, 2018 Colloquium

Thursdays, 3:30 PM, unless otherwise indicated
Room 2079 Natural History Building
Post-talk reception: Natural History Building Rm. 3083 - "The Core"

August 29: No colloquium (first week of classes)

September 6: The Phillips Lecture (Joint event with Plant Biology)
"Using the Past to Reinvent Conservation for a Post-Normal World"
Steve Jackson, USGS, SW Climate Science Center, Tucson, AZ: climate and ecosystem

September 13: R. E. Grim Lecture
"From grains to plates: Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonics along the southern Alaska convergent margin"
Emily Finzel, U Iowa, sedimentary processes

September 20: 
"Relationships between CO2, thermodynamic limits on silicate weathering, and the strength of the silicate weathering negative feedback"
Matt Winnick, UMass Amherst  (Host:  Jenny Druhan)

September 27: 
"Ion adsorption phenomena into the hydrothermal regime"
Mike Machesky, IL State Water Survey

October 4: Presentation of the Department of Geology 2018 Alumni Achievement Award
"The multi-million-pound uranium deposit at Panna Maria, TX and my 65-year journey in Geology"
Dr. Norb Cygan (B.S. '54; Ph.D. '62) (Host: Tom Johnson)

October 11: Buckley Lecture in Environmental Geology
Gerard Roe, U Washington, climate dynamics and earth surface processes (Host:  Alison Anders)

October 18:  Valedictory presentation- retiring faculty member
Steve Marshak, U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Host: Tom Johnson)

October 25:  TBA

November 1:  Buckley Lecture in Environmental Geology
Avner Vengosh, Duke University, Environmental Geochemistry (Host: Tom Johnson)

November 8: R.E. Grim Lecture
Jeffrey Park, Yale University, Seismology/Mineral Physics/Tectonics (Host: Xiaodong Song)

November 15: "Exploration of Unknown Microbial Life in Great Boiling Spring, Nevada" Brian Hedlund, UNLV  (Hosts:  Bruce Fouke and Rob Sanford)

November 22: No colloquium (Thanksgiving Break)

November 29: Kirkpatrick Lecture
Christine Powell, U Memphis, seismotectonics  (Host: Xiaodong Song)

December 6: TBA

December 13: No colloquium (Reading Day)

Spring, 2019 Colloquium (in progress)