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Seminar Schedule

Looking to attend geological, geomechanical and/or environment related seminars? The department sponsors several seminars throughout the year, bringing notable speakers from around the northeast. Check out the seminar schedule below for this year’s presentations.

Seminars take place Fridays at 3 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the locations noted in the schedule below. Seminars are free and open to the public. Please direct any questions about this schedule to the seminar coordinator, Thomas Weber by email at

FALL 2019
September 6TBATBA
September 13Lander Auditorium

Zunli Lu
Syracuse University

Earth History of Oxygen and the iProxy (Host – Weber)

September 20TBATBATBA
September 27TBATBATBA
October 4
(Meliora Weekend)
Lander Auditorium
5 p.m.
Drew Shindell 
Duke University
Fairchild Colloquium Lecture: "Evaluating the Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation"
October 11

Lander Auditorium 

Scott McLennan
University of Rochester
Testing the Snowball Earth Hypothesis with High Precision Geochronology

October 18

(Student Seminar)

Hoyt Auditorium

Scott Hull


Ian Szumila

Computational Modeling of Tungsten Metal-Silicate Partitioning in Primordial Magma Oceans

Chemical and Structural Investigations of a Synthetically Shocked Zircon-Sanidine Mixture

October 25

Sloan Auditorium (Goergen 101)

Hanika Rizo
Carleton University
This seminar has been postponed until the Spring.
November 1Sloan Auditorium (Goergen 101)Kat Allen
University of Maine
The End of an Ice Age and the Rise of CO2 (Host – Borrelli)
November 8

Hubbell Auditorium (Hutchison 141)

Alan Rooney
Yale University
New age constraints for the biological innovations and geochemical and climatic perturbations of the Neoproterozoic (Host – Ibanez-Mejia)
November 15—canceledLander AuditoriumKristen Corbosiero
SUNY Albany
Hurricane Dynamics and Forecasting (Host – Weber)
November 22Lander AuditoriumAnne Hofmeister
Washington University, St. Louis
New Mechanisms for Plate Tectonics, Lunar Drift, and Earth's Differential Rotation (Host – Nakajima)
November 29
TBANo SpeakerTBA
December 13
(Reading Week)
TBANo SpeakerTBA