Geosciences seminars

The Department maintains an outstanding seminar program with invited speakers of international stature, which enables our graduate students to interact with leaders and innovators in their fields. DGSE seminars are open to the local and university geoscience community eager to learn about the latest topics in geological science and engineering research.

Fall 2020 seminar schedule

All seminars are on Monday at 4 p.m. and will be conducted via Zoom in Fall 2020. Flyers with titles and abstracts are typically distributed ~1 week before the talk. Please email the Department to be added to the announcement distribution list. If you do not wish to be on the distribution list but want to receive the Zoom link for this talk, you may also email Paula Noble to receive the link.

Individual Zoom links to each seminar may be requested by emails listed below in the "Request Zoom Link Email" column of the seminar table.

Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule
Date Seminar title Presenter Request Zoom Link Email
9/28/2020 Fault evolution and earthquakes Mian Lui, U. Missouri Columbia
10/5/2020 Xenon isotopes and mantle heterogeneity Rita Parai, Washington Univ. St. Louis or
10/12/2020 Integrating the plutonic and wall-rock record: ten million years of simultaneous incremental emplacement and episodic hydrothermal pulses in the Alta–Little Cottonwood system, Utah Mike Stearns, Utah Valley
10/19/2020 The active tectonics in Taiwan Mong-Han Huang,  U. Maryland
11/2/2020 On the Role of Depositional Environment and Fabric on Mechanical Properties of Sands and Gravels Nicolas Sitar,  UC Berkeley
11/9/2020 Vertebrate Paleontology at Petrified Forest National Park Adam Marsh, Petrified Forest National Park and UT Austin
11/16/2020 Picture a Scientist Question & Answer session* Jane Willenbring, Stanford or
11/30/2020 From Grains to Landscapes: Reconstructing Martian Environments at Multiple Scales Frances Rivera-Hernandez, Dartmouth

*Several days prior to the seminar, there will be a screening available for the 90-minute documentary. Contact or to register for the virtual screening.