Category Archives: UMD

University of Maryland geology department

UMD geology seminar: Shalev on fracking

There will be a departmental colloquium this week on Friday at 3:00pm in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science building).

The speaker will be Dr. Eyal Shalev, from the Geological Survey of Israel. Dr. Shalev is current on sabbatical leave at the University of Maryland. He will present: The Processes Controlling the Propagation of Hydro-Fractures Induced by Wellbore Fluid Injection.

The department will host a reception in the Geology Museum (GEO 2118) immediately following the seminar.

UMD Geology: dynamics of pyroclastic flows

There will be a departmental colloquium this week on Friday at 3:00pm in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science building).

The speaker will be Benjamin Andrews from National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. He will present: Dynamics and Deposition of Pyroclastic Density Currents

The department will host a reception in the Geology Museum (GEO 2118) immediately following the seminar.

UMD: mass transfer in subduction zone rocks

The first University of Maryland Geology Departmental colloquium of the semester will take place this week on Friday at 3:00pm in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science building) on the College Park campus. Please note the new time!

The speaker will be the department’s own Sarah Penniston-Dorland from the University of Maryland, who is up for a promotion. She will present: Petrologic and geochemical evidence for fluid-rock interactions and mass transfer in subduction zone metamorphic rocks.

Today’s UMD seminar: GPS in hydrology

Today’s University of Maryland Department of Geology Colloquium will take place at 2:00pm in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science building).

The speaker will be Kristine Larson from the University of Colorado. She will present: GPS – A New Tool for Water Cycle Studies

A reception will follow immediately after the seminar in the Geology Museum, (GEO 2118, Geology Building). I hope to see you all there.

UMD: Sash Hier-Majumder on deep melts

There will be a departmental colloquium this week on Friday at 2:00pm in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science building).

The speaker will be our own Saswata Hier-Majumder from the University of Maryland. He will present: Melt detection, retention, and distribution in the deep Earth. The department will host a reception in the Geology Museum (GEO 2118) immediately following the seminar.

This is the first of a new series of presentation by members of the department who are up for a promotion.

UMD Geology: Wrench and transtensional tectonics in Cretaceous Gondwana

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the University of Maryland Geology Department,

There will be a departmental colloquium this week on Friday at 2:00pm in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science building).

The speaker will be Christine Siddoway from Colorado College . She is visiting us as part of the Venus Colloquium Series. She will present: Change from wrench to transtension along the Cretaceous Gondwana margin, recorded in isotopic characteristics of zircon in syntectonic anatectic granites in West Antarctica

The department will host a reception in the Geology Museum (GEO 2118) immediately following the seminar.  I hope to see you all there.

UMD: Venus hotspot volcanism

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

There will be a departmental colloquium this week on Friday at 2:00pm in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science building).

The speaker will be Sue Smrekar from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is visiting us as part of the Venus Colloquium Series. She will present: Hotspot volcanism on Venus and implications for the interior, surface and atmosphere

The department will host a reception in the Geology Museum (GEO 2118) immediately following the seminar.  I hope to see you all there.

Laurent Montesi

Seminar coordinator

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Laurent G. J. MontŽsi
Assistant Professor

University of Maryland
Department of Geology
Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing Program
Bldg #237, Room 1118
College Park, MD 20742-4211

UMD Geology: Real-time X-ray Diffraction

Today’s Department of Geology Colloquium will take place at 2:00pm in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science building).

The speaker will be Peter Heaney from Pennsylvania State University, who is currently staying at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. He will present: “Bacterial Respiration of Mn Oxides: A Real-time X-ray Diffraction Study”

A reception will follow immediately after the seminar in the Geology Museum, (GEO 2118, Geology Building). I hope to see you all there.

UMD Geology seminar: upper mantle velocity below East Africa

The first departmental colloquium of the Spring 2012 semester will take place this Friday at 2:00pm in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science building). Please note the new time!

The speaker will be Dr. Andy Nyblade from Pennsylvania State University. He will present “Upper mantle velocity structure beneath eastern and southern Africa: Implications for the origin of Cenozoic rifting, volcanism and plateau uplift.”

The department will host a reception in the foyer of the Geology Building immediately following the seminar.

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

Registration is open!

Our early bird prices have been reduced from last year, making this conference more affordable than ever.

FEES:

  Early Bird Fee After March 2nd
Speaker:

$379

$469

Student:

$149

$239

Attendee:

$429

$519

USM Staff/Faculty:

$379

$469

Price includes:  Breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Networking Reception on Monday evening.

Register NOW at www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/community/SSCC_register.php

Pre and Post Conference Workshops

Enhance and extend your learning by participating in one or more of our pre or post-conference workshop.  Can’t attend the conference?  You are still welcome to come for a workshop.

1.       Professional Development for Campus Sustainability Practitioners, with Leith Sharp and Aurora Winslade

Sunday, April 15, 2012

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This full day workshop is designed to build the capacities of participants to engage in successful change management for sustainability. Emphasis is on providing new conceptual frameworks, key insights, information-sharing, fellowship, mentoring, and problem-solving through a variety of activities, which will also build relationships for the future.

2.       Fostering Sustainable Behavior, with Doug McKenzie-Mohr

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Dr. McKenzie-Mohr will provide an introduction to community-based social marketing and how it is being applied throughout the world to foster sustainable behavior. Attendees will learn the five steps of community-based social marketing (selecting behaviors, identifying barriers & benefits, developing strategies, conducting a pilot, and broad scale implementation) and be exposed to numerous case studies illustrating its use.

3.       From Field to Fork, with Tim Galarneau

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

From Field to Fork will explore cutting edge procurement, green business practices, and educational models geared toward increasing the sustainability of our campus operations, programs, and food system based learning. In focus sessions and together we will identify barriers and share challenges, establish innovative solutions and best practices, and create a vision of how campus food systems will be transformed over the next ten years.

Record Number of Proposals Received

Thank you and congratulations!  The highest number of proposals, in the history of the SSCC, was submitted to the call this year.  Proposals will be peer reviewed in January and successful submissions will be notified in early February.

Student Scholarships

We are now accepting applications from currently enrolled college students interested in receiving a limited number of complimentary registrations to attend the conference.  Visit www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/community/SSCC_scholarships.php to find out more.

Lodging & Logistics

Book your hotel at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center.  Named the country’s first environmentally friendly hotel and conference center, this College Park hotel has received its LEED certification from the US Green Building Council.

Want to… Share a room?  Share a ride?  Recommend a restaurant?  Check out our conference Message Board.