Fall 2015 Colloquium

4:00 Thursdays, unless stated otherwise below


Location:  (Tentative) 165 Everitt Hall

Pre-talk reception 3:30 to 4:00, 169 Computing Applications Building (CAB)

27 Aug: No colloquium (first week of classes)


3 Sept:  Alison Anders- WIDER and GEOL 107


10 Sept:  Grim Lecture

"Connectivity among coral reefs: the never ending geological and biological story"

Mike Kingsford, James Cook Univ., Australia


17 Sept:  "Mammoths and Mastodons in the Great Lakes: New data on the chronology and paleoecology of extinction."

Chris Widga, Paleontology


24 Sept:  Richard Hay Lecture

"Intracontinental earthquakes: spatiotemporal patterns and hazard assessment"

Mian Liu, University of Missouri


1 Oct:  Kirkpatrick Lecture

"The assembly and eruption of explosive volcanic centers: A high energy end-member of multiphase flow"

Joe Dufek, Georgia Tech


8 Oct: Grim Lecture

"Very long-wavelength mantle convection, supercontinent cycles, and mantle structure evolution for the last 500 Ma"

Shijie Zhong, University of Colorado


15 Oct:  Buckley Lecture in Environmental Geology

David Hyndman, Michigan State University


22 Oct:  (Hyndman alternate date)


29 Oct: Gillen D'Arcy Wood, UIUC


5 Nov:  Richard Hay Lecture

“Density, Topography and Erosion: the physics of links between mantle flow, surface processes, climate and density variations in the Earth’s crust"

Jean Braun, University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble


12 Nov: 2nd Annual Phillips Lecture in Paleoscience

Kate Freeman, Penn State


19 Nov:


26 Nov:  No Colloquium:  Thanksgiving recess


3 Dec: Buckley Lecture in Environmental Geology

Karen Gran, University of Minnesota-Duluth


10 Dec:  No Colloquium: (last week of classes)