Geoscience Colloquia for Spring 2012 Semester

Tuesday February 7th, 2012 4-5 PM
Applicant #1
Geophysicist applicant
Title: Application of Geophysics to Geologic Mapping and Hydrogeological, Archaeological, and Engineering Investigations

Lapham Hall 250
Refreshments served prior to the colloquium at 3:15 in Lapham 168.


Thursday February 9th, 2012 4 PM
Applicant #2
Geophysicist applicant
Title: What controls the depth extent of earthquakes? Constraints imposed by laboratory experiments

Lapham Hall N101
Refreshments served prior to the colloquium at 3:15 in Lapham 168.


Thursday February 14th, 2012 4 PM
Applicant #3
Geophysicist applicant
Title: Paleomagnetic applications to volcanology: From mid-ocean ridges to homemade magma

Lapham Hall 250
Refreshments served prior to the colloquium at 3:15 in Lapham 168.


Thursday March 1st, 2012 4 PM
Seth Kruckenberg, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title: Relationships between composition, deformation, and melt flow in the upper mantle lithosphere: examples from the Dun Mountain Ophiolite Belt (New Zealand) and the Twin Sisters Ultramafic Complex (Washington State)

Lapham Hall N101
Refreshments served prior to the colloquium at 3:15 in Lapham 168.


Thursday March 8th, 2012 4 PM
Carson_fieldwork_cropEric Carson
Wisconsin Geological and Natural Survey, UW-Madison
Title: Constraining the Glacial and Early Post-Glacial Chronology of the Southern Laurentide Ice Sheet: New Applications of Ice-marginal Lake Sediments

Lapham Hall N101
Refreshments served prior to the colloquium at 3:15 in Lapham 168.


Thursday April 12th, 2012 4 PM
Ozlem Acar

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, UW-Milwaukee

Title: A stochastic model for estimating groundwater and contaminant discharges from fractured rock passive flux meter measurements

Lapham Hall N101
Refreshments served prior to the colloquium at 3:15 in Lapham 168.


Thursday April 19th, 2012 4 PM
Mark_Person_cropDr. Mark Person
Professor of Hydrology, NM Tech, Hydrology Program
Title: Geologic isolation of nuclear waste at high latitudes: the role of ice sheets

Lapham Hall N101
Refreshments served prior to the colloquium at 3:15 in Lapham 168.


Thursday April 26th, 2012 4 PM
Cheng_cropTao Cheng
Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
Title: Colloid-Facilitated Transport of Cesium-137 in Partially Saturated Media: the Influence of Natural Organic Matter

Lapham Hall N101
Refreshments served prior to the colloquium at 3:15 in Lapham 168.


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Thursday May 3rd, 2012 4 PM

Dr. Frank A Corsetti
Associate Professor, University of Southern California, Earth Sciences
Title: Stromatolite myths and legends (an iconoclastic perspective)

Lapham Hall N101
Refreshments served prior to the colloquium at 3:15 in Lapham 168.