4:00 Thursdays, unless stated otherwise below
Location: 103 Talbot Hall
104 South Wright Street, Urbana
From CAB: Across Wright and slightly south
For a map and accessibility information for Talbot Hall please see
Pre-talk reception 3:40 to 4:00, 169 Computing Applications Building (CAB)
28 Aug: No colloquium (first week of classes)
4 Sep: The R. James Kirkpatrick Lecture:
"Rhyolites are hard to make but easy to recycle: Micro-isotopic evidence and numerical models"
Ilya Bindeman, University of Oregon
11 Sep: "Cenozoic evolution of North America: from mantle dynamics to paleoclimate change"
Lijun Liu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
17 Sep: "Natural Hazards and Human Behavior: The Dangerous Dynamics of Megadisasters"
Susan Kieffer, Center for Advanced Study and Walgreen Professor Emerita of Geology and Physics
7:30 PM, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
18 Sep: "Tracking Holocene Climate and Ice Sheet Behavior Using Lake Sediments
from Greenland and Arctic Canada"
Yarrow Axford, Northwestern University
24 Sep: AAPG Distinguished Lecturer “Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes: Ethically, How Do We Move Forward and Do the Right Thing?”
Don Clarke, University of Southern California
2 Oct: Richard L. Hay Lecture
"Mantle flow determined by joint seismic/geodynamic inversions"
Steve Grand, UT Austin
9 Oct: Glenn and Susan Buckley Lecture in Environmental Geology
"West Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics: Modern Subglacial Processes and Paleoglaciology"
Ross Powell, Northern Illinois University
16 Oct: Ralph E. Grim Lecture in sedimentary geology
“Andean foreland basins: A thermochronological perspective on deformation, sediment provenance, and basin thermal histories”
Julie Fosdick, Indiana University
23 Oct: "A 417-year seasonally resolved tree-ring oxygen-isotope record: Influences of climate oscillations and solar forcing"
Dana Labotka, Illinois State Geological Survey
30 Oct: The Inaugural Phillips Lecture in Paleoscience
"The Deep History of Life"
Andrew Knoll, Harvard University
4:00 PM, Alice Campbell Alumni Center
6 Nov: Department of Geology Alumni Achievement Award Presentation
"Selected Advances in Petroleum Geology: 1949-Present"
John Shelton, Ph.D. 1952, Geology, University of Illinois
13 Nov: Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
"Natural radiation damage in minerals: What can we learn?"
Lutz Nasdala, University of Vienna
20 Nov: Richard L. Hay Lecture
"A Global Surge of Great Earthquakes and What We Are Learning From Them"
Thorne Lay, UC Santa Cruz
27 Nov: No colloquium (Thanksgiving)
4 Dec: Art Bettis, University of Iowa