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.

Spring 2023 seminar schedule

All seminars are on Monday at 4 p.m. and will be conducted in-person in DMSC 102. In-person talks will also be broadcast over Zoom. Flyers with titles and abstracts are typically distributed about one week before the talk. Please email the Department to be added to the announcement distribution list. Contact Bill Hammond for questions.

Spring 2023 Seminar Schedule
Date Seminar title Presenter Talk Format
1/30/2023 Pushing the Limits on Detecting Crustal Deformation from GPS: Examples of Intraplate and Seasonal Deformation Corné Kreemer, University of Nevada, Reno In-person
2/6/2023 Making and Using Geoscientific Videos to Teach Undergraduates and the Public: The UTD Geosciences Studio Experience Bob Stern, UT Dallas Virtual
2/15/2023 (Wednesday) Burt Slemmons Lecture (Title TBD) Kim Blisniuk, San Jose State University In-person
Geophysical modeling meets paleoseismology: can we know the details of past Cascadia earthquakes?
Diego Melgar, University of Oregon In-person
3/6/2023 The Great and, Perhaps, Sudden Rise of Mono Lake, California During the Last Deglaciation Guleed Ali, Berkeley Geochronology Center In-person
3/27/2023 Fluctuation in Subsurface Water Inferred from GPS Elastic Displacements: Insight on Water Cycle Processes and the Critical Zone Don Argus, Jet Propulsion Lab Virtual
4/3/2023 Understanding the meteorological controls and regional impacts of rainfall-induced landslides across California Jon Perkins, USGS In-person
4/17/2023 Cenozoic magmatism and extension in the Stillwater - Clan Alpine - Desatoya Mountains region, west-central Nevada Joe Colgan, USGS In-person
5/1/2023 TBD Liz Landau and Team, AGU Virtual
5/8/2023 The Secret Lives of Jumping Rivers Vamsi Ganti, UCSB In-person