2017-2018 Colloquium Series
Join us for our weekly Geology Colloquium Series, Thursdays at 3:00 p.m., at the Beren Petroleum Center, in Slawson Hall, 1420 Naismith Drive, part of the Earth, Energy and Environment Center. A reception with refreshments takes place prior to colloquium, at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. View Colloquium details on our Events page or Facebook page.
1/19/18: Joint Colloquium with KU Geography and Atmospheric Science:
Judith Turk, Pedologist and Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"The Pedagogy of Pedology: Advancing Learning in Soil Science"
Note: this colloquium will be at 4:00 p.m., in Lindley Hall, Room 317, with a meet and greet with refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in Lindley Hall, Room 205.
1/25/18: Craig Divine, Arcadis, Inc.
“Future Challenges, Opportunities, and Trends in Site Investigation and Remediation: A Consultant’s Perspective"
2/1/18: Landon Marston, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
"Who uses America’s water? The invisible linkages that connect us to the waters of the nation"
2/8/18: Mike Blum, Ritchie Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Geology, University of Kansas
"Detrital Zircon U-Pb Record of Sediment Transfer from the Himalayas to the Deep-Sea Bengal Fan"
2/15/18: AAPG Distinguished Lecture with Bruce Hart
"Five Things Geophysicists Should Know About Shale Plays"
2/22/18: Shuvajit Bhattacharya, University of Alaska
"Application of Machine Learning for Integrated Shale Facies Modeling"
2/27/18: 2018 G.D. Klein Lecture in Clastic Sedimentology with David Mohrig, Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin
"Building Submarine Landscapes: From Channels and Slopes to Fans and Lobes"
A special reception will follow the lecture.
3/8/18: Kari Cooper, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California - Davis
"A world in a grain of sand: What crystal records reveal about magma reservoirs"
3/15/18: Adam Forte, Geology & Geophysics, Louisiana State University
3/22/18: No Colloquium due to Spring Break
3/29/18: Carl Bern, United States Geological Survey
4/5/18: Norbert Klitzsch, RWTH Aachen University
4/12/18: Lisa Stright, Colorado State University
4/19/18: Sara Moron, University of Melbourne
4/20/18: Michael Daniels, University of Denver
Past Colloquium Speakers
8/24/17: Allen Glazner, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"A Twenty-First Century View of Plutons"
8/31/17: Mirko van der Baan, University of Alberta, Department of Physics
"How widespread is human-induced seismicity in the United States and Canada?"
9/14/17: Darcy Lecture: Dr. Kamini Singha, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering and Associate Director of the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program, Colorado School of Mines.
“The Critical Role of Trees in Critical Zone Science: An Exploration of Water Fluxes in the Earth’s Permeable Skin"
9/21/17: Dr. Andrew Laskowski, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
"Duplexing in Southern Tibet and Birth of the Yarlung River"
9/28/17: Brian McClendon, co-founder of Keyhole and Google Earth, KU Research Professor.
"The History and Future of 3-D Mapping"
10/12/17: Krzysztof Wojcik, Exploration QI Advisor, Shell International E&P, KU alumni.
"Bright spots, dim spots: geologic controls of rock properties and AvO response in the Niger Delta basin"
10/19/17: Tony Layzell, Assistant Research Professor at the Kansas Geological Survey, KU alumni.
"Holocene alluvial stratigraphy as a research tool in Kansas"
11/2/17: Neil R. Thomson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada; member of the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Research Group and The Water Institute at the University of Waterloo.
"Diagnostic Tools for Remediation"
1/19/17: Tom Gleeson, Univ. of Victoria
1/26/17: Pete Rose, AAPG Distinguished Lecture
"Cognitive Bias, The Elephant in the Living Room of Science and Professionalism"
2/2/17: Brad Cramer, University of Iowa
2/16/17: Ty Ferre, University of Arizona "Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models and Decision-Making"
2/23/17: Tao Sun, Chevron - 2017 G.D. Klein Lecture in Clastic Sedimentology
"Computational Geomorphology and Stratigraphy: Examples of Learning Geology through Computation"
3/02/17: Gregoire Metais, Visiting Professor of Vertebrate Paleontology
"Terrestrial biodiversity and environments in the Indus Basin during the Paleogene"
3/9/17: KU IBA Team Presentation (2017 Mid-Continent Section 1st Place Winner)
"Petroleum System Evaluation of the Taranaki Basin: Unlocking the Deepwater Frontier"
3/16/17: Ed Harvey, Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture
"Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service"
3/30/17: Robert Reisz, University of Toronto
"The Age of Reptiles: Exceptional preservation of a terrestrial vertebrate community in the Early Permian Cave deposits of Richards Spur Oklahoma"
4/6/17: Lejo Flores, Boise State
“The Accidental Climate Modeler: The increasingly important role of land-atmosphere models for the ecohydrologic process study"
4/13/17 & 4/14/17: Kelly Liu & Steve Gao, Missouri Univ. of Science and Tech.
Kelly Liu: "Seismic Anisotropy beneath the Contiguous United States from Shear Wave Splitting Analysis"
Steve Gao: "Initiation and early-stage development of continental rifts: Insights from the Okavango and Malawi Rifts"
4/20/17: Kathy Eremin, Harvard
"Geological Materials and Geological Tools at the Harvard Art Museum"
4/27/17: KU AWG Chapter Scholar Winners
Katherine Kuklewicz: "Micromorphological, Stable Isotope, Mineralogical, Geomicrobial, and NMR Analysis of Quaternary Calcrete Formation, Puerto Rico"
Emily Arsenault: “The Effect of Hydrogeomorphology on river food webs of the Great Basin, USA"
Rebecca Dorward: “Soft Bodied Organisms from the Cambrian of Utah”