Seminar Schedule

Earth and Environmental Sciences Fall 2016 Rast-Holbrook Seminar Schedule

All seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in 102 MMRB, preceded by refreshments at 3:30, unless otherwise noted.







Aug. 25



No Seminar


Sept. 1

Dr. Jeff Wilson

University of Michigan

Year of South Asia/Biology Seminar (TMH 116, 4:00pm)

“Living Large: the paleobiology of Diplodocus and other long-necked dinosaurs”

Sept. 8

Dr. Carol Stein

University of Illinois, Chicago

AWG Distinguished Lecturer

"North America’s Midcontinent Rift: When Rift Met LIP”

Sept. 15

Dr. Keely O’Farrell

University of Kentucky

“Deep, Deep Down: Convection in the Lower Mantle”

Sept. 22

Dr. Shemin Ge

University of Colorado

GSA Birdsall Dreiss Lecture

“Fluid Induced Earthquakes: Insights from Hydrogeology and Poro-mechanics”

Sept. 29



No Seminar


Oct. 6

Dr. Yurena Yanes

University of Cincinnati

“Land snails as paleoenvironmental and paleoecological proxies”

Oct. 13

Dr. Ming Ye

Florida State University

UK Water Week (Chemistry/Physics 155, 4:00pm)

"Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Catastrophic Sinkhole Collapse"

Oct. 20



No Seminar


Oct. 27

Dr. Micah Jessup

University of Tennessee


"Mid-crustal processes during gneiss dome formation in the Himalaya and southern Tibet"

Nov. 3

Dr. John Hickman

Kentucky Geological Society

“Structural Evolution and Petroleum Potential of a Cambrian Intracratonic Rift System in Kentucky”

Nov. 10

Dr. Jason Polk

Western Kentucky University

"Hazards of Living in Kentucky's Karst Landscape: The National Corvette Museum Sinkhole"  

Nov. 17

Dr. Jessica Oster

Vanderbilt University


“Putting paleo-precipitation records into global context”

Nov. 24




No Seminar


Dec. 1

Dr. Chris Pool

University of Kentucky

“Olmec Archeology”

Dec. 8

Samantha Burk

Edward Lo

Jason Merrick

University of Kentucky


EES Graduate Student Mini-Symposium

Thesis topics in tectonics, paleolimnology, and hydrology



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