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2007-2008 Program and Lecture Series

THEME: New and Old in Geosciences

 Fall 2007    All lecture start at 7:30PM

 Banquet:

September 24 Glacial History of Minnesota
           
Dinner at 5:00 P.M. / Meeting at 7 P.M.                                            
                                                  Howard Hobbs, Ph.D., MN GeologicalSurvey
Grand City Buffet, 8912 Highway 7,  St Louis Park , MN 55426-3919
            952-912-0888 

 October 8       Pyrennes Mountains
           
Ian Williams,  Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, River Falls
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

October 22     Groundwater Resources in Minnesota
           
Dale Setterholm,  Ph.D., MN Geological Survey
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

November 5   The Latest and Greatest about Dinosaurs
           
Kristii Curry-Rogers,  Ph.D., Science Museum of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210

Saturday, November 10   Lab at Macalester College:  Basic Rock Forming Minerals

November 19   Collapse of Mountain Systems
           
Donna Whitney,  Ph.D., University of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

December 3  Geology of South East Minnesota
           
Tony Runkel,  Ph.D., MN Geological Survey
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
   

 

Spring 2008

January 28     Search for Diamonds in Minnesota
           
Harvey Thorleifson,  Ph.D.,  University of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
    

Saturday, February  9th   Lab at Macalester College:  Igneous and Sedimentary Rocks with
                                                                                                their Metamorphic Equivalents 

GSM LABORATORY, THIS SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2008
AT 10 AM

Saturday, February 9th Lab at Macalester College:  
Igneous and Sedimentary Rocks with their Metamorphic Equivalents

Olin Rice Science Center at Macalaster College, St Paul at 10 AM

Jeff Thole will give an introductory lecture in the main lecture hall
for about 30 minutes, where he will review the rock cycle.  
We will divide into two groups, one area Sedimentary Rocks
and their Metamorphic equivalents, the other Igneous rocks
and their Metamorphic equivalents, then switch locations and
repeat the labs, so everyone sees and does everything.

 

February 25   Geology of Isle Royal
           
Laurel Woodruff,  Ph.D., United States Geological Survey (USGS)
           Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
     

March 10    Recent work along the San Andreas Fault of California
           
Sarah Titus, Ph.D., Carleton College (Spring Break March 17-21)
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
   

March 24    The Role of Fluids in Geology
           
Martin Saar,  Ph.D.,  University of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
    

April 7     Geology of New Zealand
           
Kate Pound,  Ph.D., St. Cloud State
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
    

April 21      Does Polar Drift Drive Mega-Earthquakes?
           
Doug Zbikowski,  BSME, Geological Society of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
    

May 5      Kimble Memorial Banquet: The Geophysical view of the Earth
           
Justin Revenaugh,  Ph.D.,  University of Minnesota
            Grand City Buffet, 8912 Highway 7,  St Louis Park , MN 55426-3919
            952-912-0888