Department Seminars

Seminars are located in Room 320, Warner College of Natural Resources (NR) Building on Friday afternoons, and will begin at 4:00 p.m. (alternative dates/times/locations may occasionally be noted).  Questions?  Please call (970) 491-5661 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Date Speaker Title Host
FALL SEMESTER 2014      
Friday, August 29 First Week of Classes    
Friday, September 5 4:00 p.m. Rick Groshong, University of Alabama Validating and Risking Structural Interpretations: The Importance of the Known Unknowns Dennis Harry
Friday, September 12 Joel Guttormsen, Petrofac Integrated Energy Services (IES) and CSU Alumnus
Lumpur Sidoarjo Volcano - Induced by Human Influence or an Act of Nature: A Story of a Mud Volcano Nicknamed 'Lusi' 
Rick Aster
Friday, September 19 4:00 p.m. Jim Evans, Utah State University Determining the Temperature, Timing, and Duration of Fault Slip: Fault Paleothermometry and Geochronometry Jamie Kirkpatrick
Special Seminar: Monday, Sepetmber 22, 4:00 p.m. Dorothy Merritts, Franklin and Marshall College Dam Removal and Stream Restoration and the Link to Last Glacial Maximum Permafrost Thaw in the Eastern US Sara Rathburn
Friday, September 26 4:00 p.m. Lang Farmer, University of Colorado-Boulder Deep Crustal Anatexis, Magma Mixing and the Generation of Oligocene, Epizonal Plutons in the Southern Rocky Mountains Rick Aster
Friday, October 3 Gregory Ojakangas, Drury University Do Precambrian stromatolites hold clues to continent orientation and the dynamics of the ancient Earth-Moon system? Modeling and Measuring the Morphology of Fossil Algal Structures Jerry Magloughlin
Friday, October 10 Anjana Shaw, U.S. Geological Survey Subsurface Geological Features Associated with the 2011 Mw5.8 Central Virginia Earthquake Revealed by Magnetic, Gravity, and Radiometric Surveys Dennis Harry
Friday, October 17 4:00 p.m. Michael Gooseff, CSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Permafrost Degradation in Polar Landscapes - Impacts and Consequences to Earth Systems Rick Aster
Friday, October 24   4:00 p.m. D. Nathan Bradley, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Large Scale Hydraulic Modeling of the Trinity River: Science-supported River Restoration Project Prioritization and Decision Making Sean Bryan
Friday, October 31 Francis Rengers, U.S. Geological Survey The Evolution of Erosion Following Wildfire Ellen Wohl
Monday, November 3 4:00 p.m. Aria Abubakar, Schlumberger Houston Formation Evaluation-Houston, TX Joint Inversion of Multiphysics Data for Petrophysical and Engineering Properties Dennis Harry
Friday, November 7 Bryan Shuman, University of Wyoming Multi-century Droughts and Abrupt Hydrologic Changes in Colorado's Recent Past Sean Bryan
Friday, November 14 Jonathan Friedman, USGS Reconstructing River Flow in the Western Great Plains Using Cottonwood Tree Rings Sara Rathburn
Friday, November 21 Cancelled    
Friday, November 28 FALL BREAK    
Friday, December 5 Benjamin Burger, Utah State University Reinventing the Classroom Experience for the Digital Age: Teaching Online, Broadcast, and Flipped Geology Classes for the Facebook Generation Jerry Magloughlin
Friday, December 12 FINALS WEEK