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GEOL 303 at Jenny Lake, Tetons, WY

Earth Science Seminar Series (ESSS)

Department of Geology           Department of Geography & Anthropology

Seminars are held Friday at 4pm in Phillips Hall, room 276 (unless otherwise noted).  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Seminars are free and open to the public.

Spring 2014

 Date  Speaker  Title  Institution
Jan. 31 Kent Kirkby 'North is Up' & 'Pangea Came First':  Misconceptions We Teach Our Students University of Minnesota 
Feb. 7 Brian Mahoney Grassroots Petroleum Exploration in the Southern Ethiopian Rift: The Hunt for Conventional Resources in an Unconventional Place UW-Eau Claire
Feb. 21 Sammy Castonguay Structural Evolution of the Virgin Spring Phase of the Amargosa Chaos, Death Valley, CA UW-Eau Claire
Postponed until Fall 2014 Timothy Fisher T.B.A. University of Toledo
 March 13
George Hudak T.B.A.   University of Minnesota-Duluth
March 28 Phil Larson Strath Development and Landscape Evolution in Small Arid Watersheds: Case Study from South Mountain Metamorphic Core Complex, Arizona Minnesota State University 
April 4 Jennifer Anderson The Sudbury Impact Layer: Three Hours of Chaos 1.85 Billion Years Ago Winona State University
 April 11  John Johnston Paleohydrographic Reconstructions from Strandplains of Beach Ridges in the Laurentian Great Lakes  Wilfrid Laurier University
T.B.A. Dale Kerner T.B.A. Haley and Aldrich
 April 25 Kate Smith  T.B.A.   Maptek
May 2 Kent Syverson Responsible Mining Initiative UW-Eau Claire

Other Regional Earth Science Seminars/Events

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - STEM : Ask a Scientist
University of Minnesota - Geology : Seminar
University of Minnesota - Geography : Event
University of Minnesota-Duluth - Geology : Seminar
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Geology : Seminar

The Earth Science Seminar Series is funded by the UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program,  UW-Eau Claire Foundation, College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Geography & Anthropology, and the Department of Geology. 

For more information please contact either Dr. Scott Clark (email: or Dr. Harry Jol (email:
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