Department of Earth Sciences Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences
Department News Archive
Seminar: Dr. Richard Ketcham, Univ Texas-Austin; Dept Geological Sciences will present two seminars: 1) Petrography in 3D: using CT to Aid and Abet Geologic Intuition on Thurs, Feb 21 at 3:30 p.m. in 110 PillsH; and2) New in Thermochronology: Better Tools for Basin Analysis, and Some Percolating Thoughts on Radiation Damage on Fri, Feb 22 at 10:10 a.m. in 121 PillsH
Seminar: Dr. Nathaniel Warner, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment; Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing; Tues, Feb 12 at 3:30 p.m, 110 PillH
Seminar: Dr. Gene-Hua Ng, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park; A Shrub Grows in the Mojave: What We Can Learn from Integrating Ecohydrological Models and Data; Thurs, Feb 14 at 3:30 p.m., 110 PillsH
No dept seminar the week of Feb 4-8.
ESci grad student, Laura Vietti, will present a talk at the archaeology dept's Brown Bag seminar on Fri, Feb 8 at 12:15 p.m. in 389 HHH; Quantifying Bone Weathering Stages Using Ra, a Surface Roughness Parameter Measured from 3D Data + A Note on Microbial Bioerosion
SEMINAR: Dr. David Vinson, Univ of Arizona, Dept of Hydrology & Water Resources; Water-rock Interaction and Environmental Conditions in Sandstone Aquifers: Insights from Radium and Strontium Isotopes; TUES, Jan 29 at 3:30 p.m., 110 PillsH
SEMINAR: Dr. Jessica Meyer, University of Guelph, School of Environmental Sciences; Characterizing Bedrock Groundwater Systems for Improved Representation of Flow and Contaminant Behavior; THURS, Jan 31 at 3:30 p.m., 110 PillsH
CONGRATULATIONS to Jake Bailey for having been awarded a UofMN McKnight Land-Grant Professorship!!
SEMINAR: Dr. Corinne Wong, Univ Texas-Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences; Laying the Foundation to Assess Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources; Thurs, Jan 24 at 3:30 pm in 110 PillsH.
Prof. Larry Edwards' research is featured in Smithsonian Magazine. Congrats, Larry! Read more here.
Seminar: Dr. Mac Cathles; Univ of Chicago, Dept of Geophysical Sci; Ice Sheet Surface Roughness Evolution: an Overlooked Control on Surface Albedoon Tuesday, Dec 11 at 3:30 p.m., 110 PillsH.
Newton Horace Winchell established the geology department at the University of Minnesota in 1872. This Thursday, Nov 1, he will be inducted into the Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame. The NH Winchell School of Earth Sciences will be represented at the event by Harvey Thorleifson, Director of the Minnesota Geological Survey and Professor in the department.
Congratulations! to Nick Pester for having successfully defended his PhD thesis on Monday morning (Oct 29); The Role of Iron and Manganese in Elucidating the Temperature of Subseafloor Hydrothermal Reactions: Insights from Experimental and Field Data; thesis advisor: Bill Seyfried.
SEMINAR: Dr. Caröline Stromberg, Univ of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture; Reconstructing the Emergence of Grassland Ecosystems using Plant Silica; Thurs, Nov 1 at 3:30 p.m., 110 PillsH.
Seminar: NASA Outer Planets Colloquium Series Lecturer: Dr. Michael Bland, Washington Univ, Dept of Earth & Planetary Sci; The Geophysical Evolution of Icy Satellites: the Case of Ganymede on Thurs, Oct 25 at 3:30 p.m. in 110 PillsH. AND Folding Ice Lithospheres: Understanding Europa's Apparent Strain Imbalance on Fri, Oct 26 at 11:15 a.m. in 121 PillsH.