Spring 2008 Colloquia

January 14 Juergen Schieber, Indiana University. Colloquia Organization and a Talk on Shales

January 28 Aileen Yingst, UWisc Green Bay. Title: Geology Without the Rocks: Conducting Field Work on One Planet When You’re Stuck On Another.

February 7 Michael Peacoc, AAPG lecturer. Title: Athabasca Oil Sands: Understanding the Oil Sands from the Regional Scale to the Project Scale. Kearl - A Case History

February 11 Eric Calais, Purdue University. Title: The East African Rift: Present-Day Kinematics and Current Rifting Events

February 18 Paul Hoffman, Harvard University. Brownbag Title: Cap carbonates: Signatures of snowball Earth? Colloquium Title: The Pleistocene glacial controversy and discovery of the greenhouse effect and the dynamic lithosphere

February 25 Dibyendu Sarkar, UT San Antonio. Title: Arsenic in Urban Environment: A Promising Remedial Alternative to an Emerging Public Health Issue

March 3 Laura Crossey, U. New Mexico. Title: Continental Smokers Abstract

March 17 Jeanette Pope, DePauw University

March 24 Gary Parker, UIUC. Title: Cyclic steps from the high mountains to the bottom of the ocean: a universal morphology of rivers and turbidity currents.

April 7 Stephen Mojzsis, U. Colorado Title: A glimpse into the nature of the Hadean Earth from the chemistry of pre-3.9 billion year old zircons

April 14 Bob Downs, U. Arizona. Title: Compression Mechanisms of Minerals

April 21 Michael Brudzinski, Miami U., Ohio. Title: Bump and Grind: The Hazards of Plates that Want to Get Down

April 28 Bill Dietrich, UC Berkeley. Title: Is there a topographic signature of life?