Seminar Schedule

Earth and Environmental Sciences Fall 2019 Rast-Holbrook Seminar Schedule

All seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in 303 Slone Research Building, preceded by refreshments at 3:30, unless otherwise noted.






Aug. 29

No Seminar


Opening of Term

Sept. 5

Philip Prince

Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources

Stream piracy, river jacks, and geology's cheapest Ph.D.: Real stories of Appalachian geomorphology from southwest Virginia

Sept. 12

Dr. Alastair Ruffell

Queen’s University - Belfast

The Carnian (late Triassic) Pluvial Episode:

how the modern world began

Sept. 26

No Seminar


GSA Annual Meeting Phoenix

Oct. 3

Faculty and Students


Geology Alumni Research Symposium 1:30-3:30  p.m.


Rachel Wood

University of Edinburgh

What triggered the Cambrian Explosion?

Oct. 10

Brad Thomson

University of Tennessee

Lunar ice deposits

Oct. 17

Geoff Plumlee

USGS (Reston)

Adventures from a science career at the convergence of geology, environment, disasters, health, and public service

Oct. 24

No Seminar


Fall Break Week (Oct. 21-22)

Oct. 31

Christopher Atchison

University of Cincinnati, International Association for Geoscience Diversity

“Moving beyond tradition: Rethinking field-based teaching and learning in the geosciences”

Nov. 7

Sean Trim

Univ. Saskatchewan

The impact of mantle compositional properties on lithospheric mobility in the early Earth

Nov. 14

Zhenming Wang

Kentucky Geological Survey

Iben Browning’s New Madrid earthquake prediction and its impact

Nov. 21

Amy Wolfe

Kentucky Geological Survey

Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources: A Case Study in the Raton Basin, CO

Nov. 28

No Seminar


Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec. 5

EES Graduate Students

Brandon Spencer

Jonathan Wilson





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