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2017-2018 Seminars and Labs

2017-2018 GSM LECTURE SERIES

7:00 PM Mondays at the University of Minnesota, unless otherwise specified. Exact building & room location to be determined and to be posted later.

All lectures and labs are free and open to the public.

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

2017:

Sep 18        Historical Perspective on the Evolution of Antarctic Fish Fauna

Joe Eastman, Ph.D., Prof. Emeritus of Anatomy, Ohio University
Fall Banquet, Annual Meeting, and Lecture
Location: U Garden Restaurant, 2725 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis MAP
Dinner 5:00-7:00 PM; Annual Meeting 7:00; Lecture follows ~7:15
For details, click here

Oct 2         Questions About Dinosaurs

Kristi Curry Rogers, Ph.D., Geology Department, Macalester College

 

Oct 16        Agate Hunting Made Easy

James Magnuson, Minnesota Mineral Club, Author of “Agate Hunting Made Easy”

 

Oct 30        The Pros and Cons of Mining


            Jeffrey Lipovetz, BS, TKDA Engineering, Saint Paul

 

Nov 13        100 Years and Counting, History of Geophysical Exploration - Minnesota


            Val Chandler, Ph.D., Minnesota Geological Survey

 

Nov 27       Glacial Geology of Minnesota

Andrew Wickert, Ph.D., Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

 

Dec 11        What Is Space Weather?


            Cynthia Cattell, PhD, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota

2018:

Jan 22        The Minnesota Mineral Collection

Joshua Feinberg, Ph.D., Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota 

 

Feb 5          Geological Model of the Twin Cities Basin

Julia Steenberg, MS, Minnesota Geological Survey.

 

Feb 19        Glacial Geology of Washington State

Katherine Marshall, MS, Minnesota Geological Survey

 

Feb 24        Laboratory: Hands On Rocks,   Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Conducted by Jeff Thole, M.Sc., Macalester College.
The Geology Dept. is in SW area of basement of Olin-Rice Science Center
(south end of campus, by tennis courts) at
Macalester, Building 14 on Campus Map     Road Map

 

Mar 5          Minnesota Geological Maps and Data Online

Jacqueline Hamilton, MS, Minnesota Geological Survey

 

Mar 19        A Trip to the Bottom of Yellowstone Lake

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

 

Apr 2           Xcel Energy Plan for the Next 25 Years

Dana Cottrell, BS, MBA, Xcel Energy

 

Apr 16         When Rocks Die: The Science of Soil

Laura Triplett, Ph.D., Gustavus Adolphus College.

 

Apr 30         Trilobites

            Roger Benepe, Geological Society of Minnesota:
            Spring Banquet & Lecture, 5:00 to 8:30 PM
            Location:  U Garden Restaurant, 2725 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis.  MAP