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2011-2012 Seminars and Labs

 

Geological Society of Minnesota, Lecture Schedule for 2011 and 2012

 

Time Change for the Lectures dates March 19, April 2 and April 30 from 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM

 

Fall 2011

 

September 12, Fall Banquet, Mark Jirsa, Minnesota Geological Survey, “Highlights of the new Bedrock Map of Minnesota”, at Grand City Buffet, St. Louis Park. Map to lecture
Those who plan to dine from the Chineese Buffet should arive between 6:00PM and 6:30PM.

 

September 26, Bill Bangsund, MS, Barr Engineering, “Wind Energy and the Environment, A Geologist’s Role”

 

Kellar Hall, 3-210

 

October 10, No lecture at U of M, GSA lecture with Ann Bancroft at Minneapolis Convention Center

 

October 24, Ellory Fram, Ph.D. University of Minnesota, “Humans as a Geological Transport Mechanism: Tracing the Movement of Lithic Resources across the Ancient Near Eastern Landscape”

 

Kellar Hall, 3-210

 

November 7, Mindy Erickson, Ph.D. USGS, “ Crude Oil at the Bemidji Site, Research and Understanding”

 

Kellar Hall, 3-210

 

Lab: Saturday, Nov. 19, Tour of the Rock Magnetism lab, University of MN with

 

Mike Jackson, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

 

Kellar Hall, 3-210

 

November 21, Prof. Cam Davidson, Carlton College, “Putting M into the Rock Cycle: what metamorphism tells us about deep (and not so deep) earth processes during mountain building”

 

Kellar Hall, 3-210

 

December 5, Prof. Richard Ojakangas, University of Minnesota, Duluth, “The Roadside Geology of Minnesota”

 

Kellar Hall, 3-210

 

Spring 2012

 

January 23, Prof. Emi Ito, University of Minnesota, “Earthquakes and Japan”
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 170

 

February 6, Prof. Justin Revenaugh, University of Minnesota, “History of Deep Water Drilling”
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 170

 

February 20, Prof. David Fox, University of Minnesota “The Geological History of the Great Plains”
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 170

 

Lab: Saturday Feb.11 at St. Thomas University, St. Paul.

 

Hydrology lab and Google Earth, with Eric Smith

 

March 5, Prof. Mark Seely, University of Minnesota, “The Current Status of the Worlds Climate”
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 170 

 

March 19, Don Shelby, columnist MinnPost.com, (retired WCCO TV) “Media and Climate Change”
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150 Time Change 7:45 PM

 

April 2, Prof. Bill Seyfried, University of Minnesota, “Past, Present and Future of Oceanography”
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150 Time Change 7:45 PM

 

April 16, No lecture, Tentative field-trip to California

 

April 30, Prof. Peter Huddleston, University of Minnesota “The shifting of Paradigms and Tectonic Plates”
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150 Time Change 7:45 PM

 

May 7, Mary Kimbell Spring Banquet, Allan Bowles, Geo Society of MN, “The basics of Coal”