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2013-2014 Seminars and Labs

 

 

2013-2014 GSM LECTURE SERIES

7:30 PM Mondays at the University of Minnesota

 

Sept 23            Geology of The Mojave National Preserve and Death Valley, California 
Randy Strobel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology, Metropolitan State University
Annual Meeting
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455

Oct 7                The Minnesota Mineral Collection 
Joshua M. Feinberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences, U of MN
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455

Oct 21              World Energy Report
Rolf Westgard, University of Minnesota – OLLI
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455

Nov 4               The Discovery of French Saltpeter Caves in Minnesota
Greg Brick PhD, Dept. of Earth Sciences
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455

Nov 18             Geology of the Lakes of the East African Rift Zone 
Thomas C. Johnson, Ph.D., Regents Professor, University of MN-Duluth
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455

Dec 2               Update on the Passive Seismic Studies in Minnesota 
Val Chandler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Minnesota Geological Survey
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455

Winter

Jan 27              Dinosaurs: The Science Behind the Stories
Kristi Curry-Rogers, Ph.D., Associate Professor Vertebrate Paleobiology,
Macalester College
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455   Map

Feb 8               Saturday 10:00 AM _ 12:00 PM
GSM Laboratory: Paleo (fossils) lab

Location: Macalester / Olin-Rice Science Center (south end of campus, by tennis courts) - Geology Dept. is in SW area of basement level.  MAP

Feb 10             Remote Sensing of a Remote Place: Using high-resolution Imagery for
Mapping the Poles

Spencer R. Niebuhr, Research Assistant, Polar Geospatial Center, U of MN
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455   Map

Feb 24             Subterranean Twin Cities 
Greg Brick, Ph.D. Professor, Earth Science U of MN
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455   Map

Mar 10             Out of Anatolia: from Collision to Tectonic Escape
Donna Whitney, Ph.D., Professor, University of Minnesota
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455   Map

Mar 24             Records of Climate Change from Caves
R. Lawrence Edwards, Ph.D., Professor, University of Minnesota
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455   Map

Mar 31             Comparison of the electrical response of dry rocks as function of uniaxial stress
Robert P. Dahlgren, Ph.D., California State University-Monterey Bay
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455   Map

April 7              Geology is all about Change
Ian Williams, Ph.D., Professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455   Map

April 21            Decay of Polar Ice and its Environmental Impact
Michelle A. LaRue, Research Fellow, Polar Geospatial Center, U of MN
Room 3-210, University of Minnesota
East bank campus, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Mpls, 55455   Map

May 5               Mapping Minnesota’s Precambrian Bedrock:
Primer, History, Method, Examples, and Relevance
Mark Jirsa, Senior Geologist, Minnesota Geological Survey
****Note Change of location and time.****
This lecture will coincide with the GSM Spring Banquet.
The location is U Garden Restaurant at
2725 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (
http://www.ugardenrestaurant.com/).
(The restaurant is about one mile east of our usual location.)
Food service starts at 5:30.
Lecture starts at 7:00.