SRL/JEDI Seminars

Soft Rock Lunch (SRL) and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) seminars are hosted as virtual meetings happening via Zoom. Meetings are on Mondays at 12:10 p.m. The Zoom link for each individual seminar will be sent out internally by the SRL/JEDI coordinator. If you do not receive these announcements and would like to join us for one of our virtual seminars, please contact Peter Kang (pkkang@umn.edu) or Michael Chen (chen7007@umn.edu).


Fall 2022 Schedule
    *indicates JEDI Talk

September 12
 

September 19
Scott Alexander, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
Frazil Ice Dreams: Mapping Complex Geologic Terranes
 

September 26*  
Confronting Colonization Working Group

Introducing Updated Commitments to Confront Colonization in ESCI

Description
Over the past year and a half, ESCI has been undergoing a process of learning about Indigenous issues – with guidance from Indigenous experts. Through this, we have been developing a set of commitments to ethical practices that will hold us accountable to the Indigenous peoples of the lands where it takes place. The ESCI “Confronting Colonization” Working Group (comprising faculty, researchers, staff, and students) will be presenting an updated version of these commitments, which incorporates feedback from the greater ESCI community on an earlier draft from Spring 2022. We will also be introducing a self-guided activity for small groups to engage in this year as next steps in our collective process of confronting colonization in ESCI.


October 3
Dr. Marcel Moura, Department of Physics, University of Oslo
TBD
 

October 10 
No Seminar - GSA
 

October 17
TBD


October 24
Guy Evans
, postdoctoral researcher, Aqueous Geochemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
Alkaline Hydrothermal Vents as Incubators and Refugia for Earliest Life, Nutrient Transition Metals in Lost City Vent Fluids and Analog Experiments


October 31
Seonkyoo Yoon, Postdoctoral Researcher, Kang Group,  Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
TBD


November 7
Judy Yang
, Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota
Multiscale biota-sediment-flow interactions and their impacts on erosion, water quality, and climate


November 14
Bill Tate, Geophysics, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
TBD


November 21
Doug Faulkner, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
TBD


November 28
Woonghee Lee
, PhD Student, Kang Group, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
Three-dimensional Flow and Inertia Effects on Pore-Scale Mineral Dissolution


December 5
AGU Practice Talks
 

December 12
TBD

 

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Start date
Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, 12:10 p.m.
End date
Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, 1 p.m.
Location

September 26*  
Confronting Colonization Working Group

Introducing Updated Commitments to Confront Colonization in ESCI

Hybrid - 401-20 & zoom