2017-2018 Colloquium Series
Join us for our weekly Geology Colloquium Series, Thursdays at 3:00 p.m., in 103 Lindley Hall, unless otherwise noted.
FALL 2017 UPCOMING
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”