Mt. Shasta in California
The third of our departmental Spring Seminar Series is on April 3. We will be welcoming Michael Krawczynski of Case Western Reserve University who will be speaking on “Super H2O-rich melts at Mt. Shasta Volcano: its hot and wet down there”. Here is a brief synopsis of his talk:
“Estimates for pre-eruptive volatile contents of magmas are vital for understanding the physical properties, magma ascent rates, and eruption characteristic for any volcanic system.
Our second seminar of spring semester is Thursday February 23rd. We will be welcome James St. John from OSU-Newark.
The talk starts at 4:30 PM with snacks at 4:15 PM, all in Olin 311. See you there!
Talk title: Understanding the Search for Affinities: the Earliest History of Trilobite Research from Antiquity to the 1820s
Talk summary: Trilobites are important, widespread, and common fossils in Paleozoic rocks.
The first of the spring seminar series in Geosciences begins January 31.
Peter MacKenzie – Vice President of Operations, Ohio Oil & Gas Association
Utica Shale – Why its the big deal, what it means for Geologists
The Utica Shale has become the focus of international attention and investment is a very short period of time, creating the Oil & Gas Boom we are experiencing today.
The third and final Dept. of Geosciences seminar talk for the semester is on November 15 at 4:30 in Olin 311.
We will be welcoming Dr. Jeff Richardson ’93 (see below) from Columbus State Community College. She will be giving a talk entitled “PALYNOLOGY AND THE EARLY INVASION OF THE LAND IN EASTERN NORTH AMERICA”. Here is a brief synopsis:
Palynology is the branch of palaeotology that deals with acid-resistant, organic- walled microfossils.
The second Dept. of Geosciences seminar talk for 2011-12 is on October 20 at 4:30 in Olin 311.
We will be welcoming Stephanie Konfal ’03 (see below) from Ohio State. She will be giving a talk entitled “Polar Research at Ohio State and around the world“. Here is a brief synopsis:
Denison graduate Stephanie Konfal will discuss her research involving understanding how the solid earth, ice sheets, and earth surface system interact in Antarctica.
The first Geosciences seminar talk for 2011-12 is on September 22 at 4:30 in Olin 311.
We will be welcoming Dr. Meagan Pollock (see below) from the College of Wooster. She will be giving a talk entitled “What your textbook won’t tell you about the ocean floor“. Here is a brief synopsis:
Most of us are taught that seafloor spreading creates an ocean crust with an uncomplicated “layer cake” structure.
The Department of Geosciences fall field trip is coming up. This fall we’re headed to Cairo, IL, New Madrid, MO and the St. Francois Mts. in Missouri – September 14-18. If you want to come (and are a Geosciences majors and minors at Denison), be sure to sign up on the sheet at the student lounge.
Come hear what the summer research students did for their projects, find out what the faculty did in the field and see what projects might be available for next summer’s student research. Also, get the details on the Fall 2011 Department Field Trip … and there even might be pizza courtesy of the CL Herrick Society.
Time for classes once again here at Denison.
Geosciences offerings include:
GEOS 110: Fundamentals of Earth Environment (Frolking)
GEOS 111: Planet Earth (Klemetti and Tierney)
GEOS 200: Environmental Geology (Tierney)
GEOS 211: Introduction to Rocks and Minerals (Klemetti)
GEOS 260: Weather and Climate (Frolking)
GEOS 308: Biodiversity through Time (Goodwin)