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University of Maryland geology department

UMD Geology: Huber on Cretaceous hothouse ice

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

The speaker will be  Brian Huber from National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. He will present: Ice in a Cretaceous Hothouse?

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

UMD: Scott Southworth, the prodigal son, returns

This week’s departmental colloquium will take place on Friday in room PLS 1130 (Plant Science Building). Note that the seminar will take place exceptionally at 2:00pm .

The speaker will be the Dr. Scott Southworthfrom the U.S. Geological Survey, who is the 2012 Department of Geology Distinguished Alumnus. He will present “Fear Not The Turtle! Geologic Research Opportunities in Maryland: True Confessions of an Alumni.

  • 9:00-10:00: Meeting with faculty (CHM 0215)
  • 10:00-11:00: Meeting with Geology majors (CHM 0215)
  • 11:00-12:00: Meeting with graduate students (CHM 0215)
  • 2:00-3:00: Seminar (PLS 1130): Fear Not The Turtle! Geologic Research Opportunities in Maryland: True Confessions of an Alumni
  • 3:00 pm onwards: Ice Cream Social – Chemistry atrium

USGS director to speak at UMD College Park

There will be a University of Maryland Geology Departmental colloquium this week on Friday at 3:00pm. Please note the exceptional venue: Physics Lecture Hall 1412 (Physics Science building).

The speaker will be Dr. Marcia McNutt, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey. She will present: Building a Career in Science: What I Know Now That I Wish I Had Known Then.

Dr. McNutt’s visit is part of The ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence .

There will be a reception for the Geology department in the Museum immediately following the seminar.  I hope to see you all there.

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.