Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences


MGS and USGS Brown Bag Lunch

 

 

2018-2019 GSM LECTURE SERIES
 
7:00 PM Mondays at the University of Minnesota, except where otherwise noted.

 

All lectures and labs are free and open to the public.

 

GSM will make any decision canceling or postponing a lecture due to inclement weather no later than 3:00 PM the day of the lecture. This information will be posted on the GSM home page.

2018:

 

Sep 17 : Caves of Minnesota

Greg Brick, Ph.D., Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 

Fall Banquet, Annual Meeting, & Lecture

Location:  U Garden Restaurant, 2725 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis

Dinner & Annual Meeting 5:00-7:00 PM; lecture to follow

For details, click here

                       

Oct 1: The Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin: Geology, Minerals, Reclamation

William Cordua, Ph.D., Prof. Emeritus, University of Wisconsin River Falls

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

Tate Hall, 116 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455 Room 105.

                                                                                               

Oct 15: Medical Geology

Jennifer McGuire, Ph.D., Professor, Biology Department Associate Chair, St. Thomas University

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

 

Oct 29: Meteorites: Hard Evidence in the Mystery of our Cosmic History

Craig Zlimen, M.Sc., Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital (Duluth)

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

Tate Hall, 116 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455 Room 105.

                       

Nov 12: Tectonics versus Sea-Level Change in the 21st Century

Karen Kleinspehn, Ph.D., Prof. Emeritus, University of Minnesota

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

Tate Hall, 116 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455 Room 105.

                       

Nov 26: Getting to the Core: Understanding Past Climate, Human Impacts, and Geological Processes using Lake Sediment Core Samples

Amy Myrbo, Ph.D., Research Associate, Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office, University of Minnesota

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

Tate Hall, 116 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455 Room 105.

                       

Dec 10: Life and Death in Ancient Madagascar: Updates on the Spectacular Taphonomy of the Cretaceous Maevarano Formation

Ray Rogers, Ph.D., Macalester College

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

Tate Hall, 116 Church St. SE, Minnesota MN 55455 Room 105.

                                   

 

2019:

 

Jan 28: The Nitrate Contamination Problem in Southeastern Minnesota: The Importance of Geologic Controls

Tony Runkel, Ph.D., Chief Geologist, Minnesota Geological Survey  

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

 

Feb 9: Saturday Laboratory: Learning How to Identify Minnesota's Fossils

Conducted by Jeff Thole, M.Sc., Macalester College.

The Geology Dept. is in SW area of basement of Olin-Rice Science Center

(south end of campus, by tennis courts) at Building 14 on Campus Map 

 

Feb 11: The Great Magnet: Paleomagnetism and The Earth’s Magnetic Field

Bruce Moskowitz, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

 

Feb 25: Dinosaurs and the Dawn of Our Modern World

Kent Kirkby, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

 

Mar 11: Fossils on the Iron Range

John Westgaard, B.A., Hill Annex Paleontology Project, Science Museum of Minnesota 

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

                       

Mar 25: Lands of Fire and Ice: Summary of the 2017 ILSG Trip to Iceland, and Insights into Minnesota's Own Rift

Amy Radakovich, M.Sc., Minnesota Geological Survey

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

 

Apr 8: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? To a Geologist, it Depends on When You Start the Clock

Karl Wirth, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Macalester College

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

 

Apr 22: The Rover as a Field Geologist: Strategies for Understanding a Planet

Julie K. Bartley, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Geology, Environmental Studies, and Provost's Office, Gustavus Adolphus College

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus

 

May 6: Geology of the Minnesota Arrowhead

Mark Jirsa, M.Sc., Minnesota Geological Survey

Spring Banquet & Lecture

Location:  U Garden Restaurant, 2725 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis.

Dinner 5:00-7:00 PM; lecture to follow