Department Seminar Series

The 2021-22 Department Seminars will be hosted virtually via Zoom and will take place on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. The Zoom link for each individual seminar will be sent out in the weekly seminar announcement. If you do not receive these announcements and would like to join us for our virtual seminar, please send us an email so we may send you the appropriate Zoom webinar link. If you would like to be added to the seminar announcement list, please contact Kaleigh Swift at swift095@umn.edu.

If you missed a seminar, make sure to check our department YouTube channel for the recording. Seminars recordings are posted by 12:00 pm on the Friday following seminar. 

January 20
No Seminar

 

January 27
Dr. Melodie French, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
Geology and Deformation at the Conditions of Slow Slip in Subduction Zones

 

February 3
Dr. Laura WasylenkiAssociate Professor, School of Earth and Sustainability, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Northern Arizona University

 Just the right flux of nickel may have helped Earth get oxygenated without freezing forever
 

February 10
Dr. Debra Perrone
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of California - Santa Barbara
Applications of Big Data to Inform Water Management


February 17
Dr. Karletta Chief, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Science, University of Arizona

University-Community Research Response to COVID-19 amplified food, energy, and water (FEW) insecurities on the Navajo Nation

 

February 24 - Nier Lecture
Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Professor, Arizona State University, School of Earth & Space Exploration
The NASA Psyche mission: Journey to a Metal World


March 3
Annie Bauer, Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin Madison
The tectonic regimes of the earliest continents


March 10

No Lecture - Spring Break


March 17
Dr. Cathryn Manduca, Founding Director, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

Toward a Successful, Sustainable, Just Future: The Role of Geoscience Education and Geoscience Education Research


March 24

Dr. Sarah WM George
, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Arizona
Building a continuous Andes: Using the sedimentary record to reconstruct Andean evolution


March 31

Steven SemkenProfessor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
Student Research Symposium Keynote: Place, Sense of Place, and Place-Based Education in the Earth and Environmental Sciences


April 7

Dr. M. Bayani CardenasProfessor, Department of Geological Sciences, UT Austin
Water cycling across terrestrial-aquatic interfaces from pore to planetary scales


April 14

Dr. Chris AtchisonProfessor, Geoscience Education, University of Cincinnati
Universally-designed inclusive communities of learning in geoscience field experiences


April 21
Jonathan Obrist-Farner, Assistant Professor, Geosciences & Geological & Petrological Engineering, Missouri S&T
The Holocene record of the Lake Izabal Basin, Guatemala - Peeking into one of the longest continental records of the northern Neotropics


April 25 - Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Catherine Macris, Department of Earth Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University, Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
Non-traditional Stable Isotope Fractionation in Non-traditional Experiments: Melt evaporation in the aerodynamic levitation laser furnace

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Start date
Monday, April 25, 2022, 4 p.m.
End date
Monday, April 25, 2022, 5 p.m.
Location

Virtual via Zoom.

April 25 - Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Catherine Macris, Department of Earth Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University, Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
Non-traditional Stable Isotope Fractionation in Non-traditional Experiments: Melt evaporation in the aerodynamic levitation laser furnace