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2017-2018 Seminars and Labs

2017-2018 GSM LECTURE SERIES

7:00 PM Mondays at the University of Minnesota in Tate Hall Room 105, unless otherwise specified. Note the this is a different location than the 2016-2017 lectures. MAP

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
 

Oct 2         Questions About Dinosaurs

Kristi Curry Rogers, Ph.D., Geology Department, Macalester College
Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
Tate Hall, 166 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455 
Room 105. MAP  
 

Oct 16        Agate Hunting Made Easy

James Magnuson, Minnesota Mineral Club, Author of “Agate Hunting Made Easy”
Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
Tate Hall, 166 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455 
Room 105. MAP
 

Oct 30        The Pros and Cons of Mining

            Jeffrey Lipovetz, BS, TKDA Engineering, Saint Paul
            Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
            Tate Hall, 166 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455
            Room 105. MAP
            

Nov 13        One Century and Counting: The Use of Geophysical Methods
                           to Explore the Unseen Geology of Minnesota 

            Val Chandler, Ph.D., Minnesota Geological Survey
             Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
             Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
             Room 3-230. MAP
             
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Nov 27       Glacial Geology of Minnesota

Andrew Wickert, Ph.D., Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota
Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
Tate Hall, 166 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455
Room 105. MAP

Dec 11        What Is Space Weather?

            Cynthia Cattell, PhD, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
            Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
            Tate Hall, 166 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455
            Room 105. MAP

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