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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Geology

Department of Geology


Fall Semester, 2016

Fridays, 3:30 pm in Braunstein 201 (unless otherwise noted)

Refreshments after Colloquium in the Rug Room, Geology-Physics room 513

Coordinator: Andrew Czaja,


Colloquium Information

Aug. 26

Geology faculty, staff, and students: Summer Activity Slideshow

Sept. 2

Sarah Hammer, UC: Lab Safety Presentation

Sept. 9

Donna Surge, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“Reconstructing coastal marine climate using oxygen isotope proxies from archaeological shells, Orkney, Scotland”

Sept. 16

No Colloquium

Sept. 23

No Colloquium     GSA Preparation

Sept. 30

Tim Carter, UC Alum and Founder of

“The past is the key to present success: 1974 Alumni Tim Carter Shares Anecdotes about How Geology was Integral to his Professional Success as a Syndicated Columnist and Internet Publisher

Oct. 7

Scott McCoy, University of Nevada, Reno

“Shifting rivers and moving divides: A dynamic view of landscape evolution”

Oct. 14

No Colloquium      Fall Reading Days

Oct. 21

Alex Godet, University of Texas, San Antonio

“Carbon stable isotope chemostratigraphy applied to Cretaceous platform carbonates: What part of the signal can be trusted?”

Oct. 28

Attila Kilinc, UC

"How to gain deeper insights into geochemical problems using computational geochemistry"

Nov. 4

Richard Lease, US Geological Survey

“Erosion patterns during growth and glaciation of the Alaska Range”

Nov. 11

No Colloquium      Veterans Day

Nov. 18

Jeff Havig, UC

“Zombie mines and brain biofilms: Using acid mine drainage in the Daniel Boone National Forest, KY to explore the Neoarchean-Paleoproterozoic transition”

Nov. 25

No Colloquium      Thanksgiving break

Dec. 2

Dione Rossiter, Carnegie Science

“Missed connection: Science seeking communicator”