Geosciences Fall Events

Thursday, September 27

The Geosciences Department’s first speaker for the semester will be Dr. Justin Strauss, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, from Dartmouth College.  Dr. Strauss will speak on “An Alaskan Perspective on the Evolution of the Arctic.”  “The lecture begins at 4:15 pm in Clark Hall, Room 204, with refreshments preceding at 4:00 pm in the Geosciences Common Room.

Wednesday, Oct. 10  

Our senior thesis students will be giving brief presentations on their summer research work in preparation for their year-long thesis.  Titles for their presentations will follow shortly. Refreshments will be available at 4:00 pm in the Common Room in Clark Hall with the presentations beginning at 4:15 pm in Clark Hall, Room 204.  The annual fall picnic will follow at 5:45 pm in the science quad area behind Clark Hall (in case of bad weather it will be in Clark Hall, room 103). In order to ensure enough food for everyone, a head count of those attending is needed. Either send me an email letting me know you plan on attending (and if you are vegetarian), or sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board outside my office (Clark Hall, room 202).   Deadline for signing up is by NoonWednesday, Sept. 26.

Friday, Oct. 26

The Geosciences Dept. Sperry Lecture Series will be hosting Dr. Robert BullardDistinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University (often described as the father of environmental justice).   Dr. Bullard will be our speaking on “The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Race and Place Matter.”  The Lecture will begin at 3:00 pm in Griffin III.

Friday, Nov. 2

The Gesociences Department and Class of 1960’s Scholar’s Program will present Dr. Walter Johnson, Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, who will speak on “Topics on Race and the Environment 2.”  Lecture begins at 3:00 pm.  Location to be determined.

Friday, Nov. 9

Dr. James Manigault-Bryant, Associate Professor of Africana Studies,Williams College and Class of 1960’s Scholar Program, will talk on   “Topics on Race and the Environment 3.”  Lecture begins at 3:00 pm.  Location to be determined.

Friday, Nov. 16  

Sarah Feakins, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California, sponsored by The International Ocean Discovery Program and the Geosciences Dept.,will present a lecture on “Climate Change and Ecosystem Transformation: Plant Wax Evidence from Indian Ocean Drilling.”  The lecture begins at 3:00 pm Clark Hall, Room 204.  Refreshments at 2:45 pm in the Common Room, ClarkHall.
All events will be posted on the Geosciences website shortly so you can check there for more up-to-date info.   I will send out reminders as the time gets near.
Mark your calendars now for the above events!  Hope to see you around Clark Hall this fall!