Archive Seminars

Spring 2014

Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue
Thursday, March 20, 4:00PM Dr. Carl Hauge TBA TBA AG 109
Wednesday, March 26,
Dr. Gene Humphreys University of Oregon TBA AG 109
Tuesday, April 1, 6:30PM Switch Movie Screening SwitchEnergy Project MCL161
Friday, April 4 1:30-2:30PM Dr. John Wakabayashi CSU Fresno "The 2014 State of the Franciscan Address" EE 191
Friday, April 4 Earth Day
Wednesday, April 9, 5:00-6:00PM Dr. Tanya Atwater UC Santa Barbara TBA AG 109
Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00PM Dr. Mark Ghiorso TBA "Triggering explosive volcanic eruptions: Windows of eruptibility" AG 109

FALL 2013 - No Seminars


Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue
Thursday, January 24,
Dr. Rob Negrini CSU Bakersfield "A Middle Pleistocene Lacustrine Delta Underneath the Modern Kern River Alluvial Fan: Structural Control, Regional Stratigraphic Context, and Impact on Groundwater Quality" MCL 121
Friday, February 8,
Dr. Jonathan Allen Chevron, Bakersfield "Improved Reservoir Characterization at Kern River Field, California, U.S.A: New Insights into an Old Field Using 4D Saturation Modeling"
Wednesday, February 13,
Jes Therkelsen CSU Fresno "Filmmaking & Science: Fostering Dialogue & Discussion through Media" PB 191
Wednesday, February 20,
James P. McCalpin GEO-HAZ Consulting Inc. "The Mountains are Falling Apart; A Spectrum of Mass Failures from Landslides through Deep-Seated Gravitational Spreading (Sackung), to "Unfolding" of Folds"
Friday, March 1,
Dr. Katie Keranen University of Oklahoma "Extensionbeyond the rift boundaries: magmatism, heat, and depth dependent deformation in Ethiopia" PB 192
Thursday, March 7,
Dr. Jay Lund UC Davis "Can we stop undermining our water supplies? Groundwater and California's water future" PB 191
Friday, March 8,
Dr. John Wakabayashi CSU Fresno "The 2013 State of the Franciscan Address Complicated gets worse: The thick gray line between melanges and coherent unites and implications for subduction processes and engineering." S2 125
Thursday, March 14,
Susan Cannon
Friday, March 15,

*parking permit available for off campus participants- call 559-278-3086 for a parking code
Dr. Charles "Chip" Lesher UC Davis "The SORET Effect Revisited: Implications for Magmatic Differentiation and Core - Mantle Interaction" AG 109
Monday, March 25-29 SPRING BREAK
Wednesday, April 3,
SwitchMovie Screening GSASwitchEnergy Awareness and Efficiency Program SwitchEnergy Project PB 191
Thursday, April 11,

Dr. Dawn Sumner UC Davis "Curiosity on Mars: Characterization of a Habitable Environment" PB 194
Thursday, April 11,
Dr. Dawn Sumner UC Davis "Curiosity on Mars: Adventures in Rover Science" PB 194
Tuesday, April 30,
EES 201 Presentations CSU Fresno Student presentations PB194
Thursday, May 2,
Dr. Kurt Cuffey UC Berkley "The Trough, the Cirque, and the Sierra:
New Thoughts on Some Old Problems in Glacial Geomorphology"
Monday, May 6,
EES 201 Presentations CSU Fresno Student presentations PB194

FALL 2012

Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue
Monday, October 1,
Miriam Goldstein UCSD “Ecology of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: abundance, distribution and
biotic interactions”
EE 191
Thursday, October 4,

Dr. Jeff Knott CSU Fullerton Tephrochronology & Basin Evolution in Death Valley MCL 121
Thursday, October 18 Dr. Roy Shlemon AEG AEG Meeting ___
Monday, October 22,
Dr. Kathleen Marsaglia CSU Northridge "Chasing Bits and Pieces of New Zealand From Source To Sink: Sand Provenance Studies in New Zealand Sedimentary Systems and Implications for Hydrocarbon Exploration Across “Zealandia” EE 191
Thursday, November 1,
Dr. David John USGS "Miocene magmatism in the Bodie Hills volcanic field, California and Nevada: A long-lived eruptive center in the southern segment of the ancestral Cascades arc" PB 191
Thursday, November 8,
Dr. Jonathan M.G. Glen USGS Menlo Park Tectonics of Surprise Valley: Potential Fields & Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Remote Sensing S2 206
Thursday, November 15,
Bruce Hilton AEG Engineering Geology Along the CA High Speed Rail Corridor PB 191
Thursday, November 29,
Dr. Kena Fox-Dobbs University of Puget Sound "Isotopic patterns among Kenyan savanna herbivores: gazelles, zebras and small mammals" S2 309
Thursday, December 13,
Dr. Greg Stock AEG "Rock fall dynamics and deposition: an integrated analysis of the 2009 Ahwiyah Point rock fall, Yosemite National Park" PB 191