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2018-2019 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. 

FALL 2018 

8/23/18: Kansas Geological Survey Panel

8/30/18: Rick Cramer, Environmental Technologies Manager, PG, Burns & McDonnell Engineering

9/6/18: Terry Loecke, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Kansas

9/13/18: TBA

9/20/18: David Furbish, Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt Univeristy, Tennessee

9/27/18: Kurt Sundell, University of Arizona

10/11/18: Sahar Mohammadi, Assistant Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey

10/18/18: Brendan Hanger, Teaching Assistant Professor, Boone Pickens School of Geology, Oklahoma State University

10/22/18: Special Monday DARCY LECTURE: Masaki Hayashi, Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary
Special thanks to the National Groundwater Association for sponsoring this lecture. 

11/1/18: Mike Sweet, ExxonMobil

11/8/18: Dan Lehrmann, Pyron Professor of Geoscience, Trinity University

11/15/18: TBA

11/29/18: Tracy Frank, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

12/6/18: Tomoko Bell, Atmospheric and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo


Past Colloquium Speakers

Spring 2018
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"

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
Joint Colloquium

Fall 2017
​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"

Spring 2017
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”

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