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Earth Science Seminar Series
Gets Under Way at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Sept. 13, 2007

Dr. Kate Pound
Dr. Kate Pound

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Earth Science Seminar Series for fall 2007 is under way. The series begins Friday, Sept. 14 with a presentation by St. Cloud State University's Dr. Kate Pound, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences. She will examine teaching and learning methods in her session, "From Beads and Beakers to Walther's Law: Tabletop Transgressions and Regressions-Hands-on, Inquiry-Based Learning for Undergraduates."

The series will continue throughout the fall semester. Unless otherwise noted, the presentations will be held at 4 p.m. on selected Fridays in Room 281 of Phillips Science Hall. Refreshments will be provided. The presentations are free and community members are welcome.

Following is the tentative schedule for upcoming talks:

  • Sept. 21 — Christina Hupy, department of geography and anthropology, UW-Eau Claire, "Ecotone Dynamics: 2000 Years of Change in the Lower Peninsular of Michigan, USA"
  • Oct. 5 — Dave Mickelson, department of geology, UW-Madison, "Putting Geomorphology to Work: Developing a Legally Defensible Setback Distance for Construction on the Great Lakes Shorelines"
  • Nov. 16 — Richard Kopp, Elk Resources Inc., "The Sun Has Not Set on the Oil and Gas Industry - Oil and Gas Prospecting in the Uinta Basin of Utah"
  • Dec. 7 — Mark Jirsa, Minnesota Geological Survey

For updates to this schedule, visit the Earth Science Seminar Web site.

The Earth Science Seminar Series is sponsored by the department of geology and the department of geography and anthropology at UW-Eau Claire and the Academic Affairs Professional Development Program.

For more information, contact professor of geography Harry Jol at 715-836-3472 or jolhm@uwec.edu.

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