Seminar Schedule

Earth and Environmental Sciences Spring 2020 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.






Jan. 16

No Seminar


Opening of Term

Jan. 23

Dr. Colin Sumrall

University of Tennessee

Universal elemental homology – the key to unraveling the echinoderm tree of life

Jan. 30




Feb. 6

Dr. Georgina Lukoczki

Kentucky Geological Survey

From recrystallized dolomites to critical minerals

Feb. 13

Dr. Michael McGlue


Conservation Limnogeology at Lake Tanganyika: Human and Climate Change Impacts on East Africa's Oldest and Largest Lake

Feb. 20

Dr. Michael Hamburger

Indiana University

Earthquakes, Landslides, and Tsunamis

Feb. 27

Dr. Lee Dugatkin

University of Louisville

How to Tame a Fox (and build a Dog)  Seminar Postponed 

March 5

EES Open House



March 12

Yichuan Zhu

Kentucky Geological Survey

Statistical Characterization and Risk Assessment in Geotechnical and Geological Engineering

March 19

No Seminar


Spring Break Week (March 16-21)

March 26

Graduate Student Double Header



April 2

Solomon Seyum

Colorado College

The mechanics of echelon veins and their significance for interpreting tectonic settings Seminar cancelled

April 9

Bradley Deline

University of West Georgia

Using new techniques to understand old fossils: Unraveling the mystery of coiling crinoid anal sacs Seminar cancelled

April 16

Dorothy Vesper

West Virginia University

Contaminant transport in karst… what we think we know Seminar cancelled

April 23

      Jonathan B. Martin

2020 Birdall-Dreiss Lecturer

Reversing Springs: Impacts on Carbonate Aquifers Seminar cancelled

April 30

No Seminar


Dead Week



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