Geology & Geophysics Lecture Series


Special lectures are hosted by the department to help expand student's access to a wide range of topics and distinguished academics. Financial support for the lecture series is provided by the LJ Wilbert Endowment, Grover E. Murray Educational Fund, and the Marathon Oil Distinguished Speaker Series Fund.

All lectures will take place on Fridays at 3:30pm in E137 Howe-Russell-Kniffen unless otherwise noted. Coffee and cookies are served before lectures at 3:20 in the Clarence Cazalot Marathon Oil Atrium.

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE:

DATE LECTURE TOPIC SPEAKER FACULTY HOST
Sep. 1 "A Lacustrine Record of Indian Summer Monsoon Variability and Links to Human Activity from Yunnan, China" Aubrey Hillman
University of Louisiana Lafayette
Patricia Persaud
Sep. 8 "A Silver Lining of Heavy Smogs" Huiming Bao
LSU
Guangsheng Zhuang
Sep. 15 "Shallow Seismology in a Post-Katrina World" Juan Lorenzo
LSU
Huiming Bao / Guangsheng Zhuang
Sep. 22 "GICE GICE baby - but was there Ice?" Achim Herrmann
LSU
Huiming Bao / Guangsheng Zhuang
Sep. 29 "Seismology in Alaska: Earthquakes, Bears, and High-Performance Computing" Carl Tape
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Patricia Persaud
Oct. 6 "Perchlorate from Atmosphere to Aquifer: Quadruple Isotope Tracing and Forensic Applications" Neil Sturchio
University of Delaware
Huiming Bao / Peter Doran
Oct. 13 "Can Continental Margin Sediments be Globally Correlated during Large Amplitude,
Glacio-Eustatic Fluctuations?"
Cecilia McHugh
Queens College
Peter Clift
Nov. 10 "Dissolved Rare Earth Elements and Barium in the Ocean: New Insights from GEOTRACES and Beyond"  Alan Shiller
University of Southern Mississippi
Huiming Bao
Nov. 17 "Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service" Forrest "Ed" Harvey
Water Resources Division
Carol Wicks

 

SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE:

DATE LECTURE TOPIC SPEAKER FACULTY HOST
Jan. 19 "Geochemical Constraints on Duration of Weathering for Precambrian Paleosols" Steven Driese
Baylor University
Huiming Bao
Jan. 26      
Feb. 2   Henry Teng
George Washington University 
 Jianwei Wang
Feb. 9   Rob Sohn
WHOI
 Karen Luttrell
Feb. 16   Yige Zhang
Texas A&M University
Guangsheng Zhuang  / Yongbo Peng
Feb. 23   Adrian Hartley
University of Houston
Peter Clift
Mar. 2   Matt Kohn
Boise State University
Barb Dutrow
Mar. 9   Brett Tipple
USGS & UCSC
 Guangsheng Zhuang
Mar. 16   Jane Willenbring
UCSD
Peter Clift
Mar. 23   Alexia Licht
University of Washington
 Peter Clift
Apr. 6   Catherine Macris
Indiana University - Indianapolis
Barb Dutrow
Apr. 13   Sean Gulick
University of Texas - Austin
Suniti Karunatillake
Apr. 27   Amelia Shevenell
University of South Florida
Sophie Warny