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2015-2016 Seminars and Labs

 

 

 

2015-2016 GSM LECTURE SERIES

 

7:00 PM Mondays at the University of Minnesota

Kenneth Keller Hall, Room 3-210.

 

Unless otherwise specified. Last minute changes will
be posted on our web site:  http://www.gsmn.org


GSM will make any decision canceling or postponing a lecture due to inclement weather no later than 3:00PM the day of the lecture. This information will be posted on the GSM home page.

 

Sep 14           Paleontology of the National Parks of the Colorado Plateau

Justin Tweet, M.Sc., Geologic Resources Division of the National Park Service

Fall Banquet, Annual Meeting, and Lecture

Location: U Garden Restaurant 2725 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis

Dinner 5:00-7:00 PM; Annual Meeting 7:00; Lecture follows ~7:15   Map

 

Sep 28        Telling Time: How Geologists Work With Deep Time

Karl Wirth, Ph.D., Geology Department, Macalester College 

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

Room 3-210. MAP

 

Oct 12         Climate Change in Our Backyards

Mark Seeley, Ph.D., Dept of Soil, Water & Climate, University of Minnesota  

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

Room 3-210. MAP  

Oct 26         Basic Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions in the Twin Cities

James Almendinger, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota
Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
Room 3-210.
MAP
 

Nov 9          An ‘In-Depth’ Look at Oceanography

Bill Seyfried, Ph.D., Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

Room 3-210. MAP

  

Nov 23        A Slippery Slope: Towards Better Understanding and Prediction of At-Risk Hillsides

Carrie Jennings, Ph.D., Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

Room 3-210. MAP

 

Dec 7          A Tour of the Solar System

Robert Gehrz, Ph.D., Dept. of Astronomy, University of Minnesota

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

Room 3-210. MAP

Winter / Spring

 

Jan 25         Where Diamonds Come from and Where They Are Going

Harvey Thorleifson, Ph.D., Minnesota Geological Survey 

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
          Room 3-210. 
MAP

 

Feb 8          Iceland: a Cold Geological Hot Spot
                   Peter Hudleston, Ph.D., Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

Room 3-210. MAP

 

Feb 20        Laboratory:  CSI Mineralogy - Using Photons, Electrons and X-rays to investigate Geologic Unknowns

                   Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Conducted by Jeff Thole, M.Sc., Macalester College

Macalester College

Olin-Rice Science Center (south end of campus, by tennis courts)

Geology Dept. is in SW area of basement.

Building 14 on Campus Map   Road Map

 

Feb 22         An Overview of Cu-Ni Deposits in Minnesota: A Geological Perspective

Randy Strobel, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

Room 3-210. MAP

 

Mar 7          Assessing the Influence of Natural Copper-Nickel Mineralization on Water Quality

Perry Jones, M.Sc., Minnesota Water Science Center, United States Geological Survey 

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
          Room 3-210. 
MAP


Mar 21        Volcanoes and Our Past

Kent Kirkby, Ph.D., Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
          Room 3-210. 
MAP

 

Apr 4           Wisconsin Wild Minerals

Dr. William Cordua, Ph.D., Geology Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
          Room 3-210. 
MAP

 

Apr 18         How Tiny Minerals Answer Big Questions about Alaska Geology

Cameron Davidson, Ph. D., Dept. of Geology, Carleton College

Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
         Room 3-210. 
MAP

 

May 2          Have Canoe, Will Travel: Geology of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Mark Jirsa, M.Sc., Minnesota Geological Survey
Spring Banquet & Lecture, U Garden Restaurant 5:00 – 8:30 PM. 
Map