The Department of Geology welcomes guest speakers on Fridays, in room 234 McGilvrey Hall, at 1:15 p.m. (unless otherwise noted):
August 29 Faculty Meeting
September 5 Graduate Student progress reports
November 28 Thanksgiving recess
Januaray 24 Graduate Student Symposium: Matthew Harding, "Preliminary Results from a Geophysical Study of the Salina Group, NE Pennsylvania"; Krista Brown, "Undrowning a creek: Groundwater-stream interactions and water quality of former reservoirs in northeast, Ohio"; Jessica Tashman, "A taphonomic and paleoecological analysis of Late Jurassic horseshoe crabs from a Lagerstätte; in central Poland."; Chelsea Windus "Evaluating the variability of discontinuity orientation data for slope stability purposes".
January 31 Jim James, Gannett Fleming, Inc., "Thorn Run Dam Construction"
February 7 Brian Lutz, Biological Sciences, Kent State University, "Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining and Hydraulic Fracturing: Comparing Impacts on Water Resources"
February 14 Darin Croft, Case Western Reserve University, "Paleobiology of a late, great clade of South American herbivores"
February 21 Faculty meeting
February 28 Christina Lopano, US DOE, "Mineral Reactions in Energy Systems"
March 7 Rowan Martindale, Harvard University, "Triassic reefs in North America"
March 14 James McManus, University of Akron, "The supply of iron from marine sediments to global ocean: isotope signatures & impacts of changing ocean chemistry"
March 21 Faculty meeting
April 4 Bev Saylor, Case Western Reserve University, "Using ash bed geochemistry to reconstruct the geologic history and landscape of the WORMIL paleoanthropological area in the Afar of Ethiopia"
April 11 Nita Sahai, University of Akron, Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer, "The Potential Role of Geochemical Environments and Minerals in Protocell Evolution"April 18 Katie Farnsworth, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, "Global and Regional Perspectives on Sediment Flux to the Worlds Oceans"
April 25 Anne Jefferson and Chris Rowan, "Geologists on Adventure along the Antarctic Peninsula"
May 2 Faculty meeting
September 6 Geology Graduate Student Presentations: Kevin Engle, Frank Mathias, Inoka Hasanthi Widanagamage, and Eric Sload
September 20 Jessica Ball, SUNY-Buffalo, "Water flowing underground: Modeling hydrothermal systems in cooling lava domes"
September 27 Faculty Meeting
October 4 Beth Rhenberg, Ohio State University, "Systematics, Phylogenetics, and Biogeography of Early Mississippian Camerate Crinoids of the Nunn Member, Lake Valley Formation, in south-central New Mexico"
October 11 David M. Singer, Kent State University, "Contaminant sequestration in mesoporous materials and secondary mineral coatings: The importance of confined pore spaces"
October 18 Dr. Jessica Anderson Maisano, UT-Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences , "An Overview of High Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography: Data Acquisition and Applications"
October 25 Faculty Meeting
November 1 Dan Bain, University of Pittsburgh, "Urban hydrology in a rugged, old place: emerging lessons from Pittsburgh"
November 15 Human Impacts on Water Symposium at KSU Hotel and Conference Center
November 22 Faculty Meeting
December 6 Pre-AGU (no colloquium)
Januaray 18 Faculty Meeting
January 25 cancelled
February 1 Dave Hacker, Kent State University, "From Dikes to Sills to Laccoliths: a Look at Shallow Level Magnetic Systems"
February 8 TBA
February 15 TBA
February 22 TBA
March 1 TBA
March 8 Faculty meeting
March 15 Matt Morris, AEG President, Gannett Fleming, "The History and Progression of Rock Slope Stabilization for Menoher Boulevard (aka Easy Grade Highway or S.R. 271, Section 13), Cambria County, Pennsylvania"
March 22 Jim McCalpin, Jahns Lecturer: "The Many Uses of Trenching in Assessing Geologic Hazards in Engineering Geology"
April 5 Kristin Jaeger, Ohio State's School of Environment and Natural Resources, "Streamflow Variability of Dryland Rivers in a Changing Climate"
April 12 Eric Klemetti, Denison Universtiy, Granville OH, "Crystal Diaspora and Blooms at Arc Volcanoes"
April 19 Brian Greene, Gannett Fleming, "Impacts of Geology on Dam Design in Western Pennsylvania"
April 26 Beverly Saylor, Case Western, TBA
May 3 Faculty meeting
September 7 Graduate Student Presentations, Department of Geology, Kent State University
September 14 William Johnson, Senior Staff, D'Appolonia, Monroeville, PA, "The Evaluation of Offshore Geohazards"
September 21 Dr. Rod Feldmann, Department of Geology, Kent State University, "An Amazing Triassic Fossil Assemblage in Amazing China"
Monday, 2:00 p.m., September 24 Dr. Mimi Katz, IODP Distinguished Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, "Antarctic Circumpolar Current Evolution and its Impact on Climate and Global Ocean Circulation"
October 5 Dr. Mary Ann Thomas, U.S. Geological Survey, Ohio Water Science Center, Columbus, OH, "Arsenic and Water:"
October 12 Dr. Neil Wells, Department of Geology, Kent State University, "A Surfeit of Shorelines: Lake Erie's Late-Glacial Ancestors"
October 19 GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT REUNION
October 26 Dr. Eric Taylor, Department of Geology, Kent State University, Stark Campus, "Molecular Binding to Asbestos: a Protein's Point of View"
November 2 No Colloquium
November 9 Dr. Robert McAfee, Biological & Allied Health Sciences, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, "Role of Jugal Morphology in the Mastication of Sloths (Mammalia: Pilosa): a Case Study of Neocnus from Haiti"
November 16 Dr. Joe Ortiz, Department of Geology, Kent State University, "Arctic Impacts on the Climate System"
November 30 OPEN
Jan. 13 Candidate for the new TT faculty position in Urban Hydrology
Jan. 20 Candidate for the new TT faculty position in Urban Hydrology
Jan. 24 (Tuesday) Candidate for the new TT faculty position in Urban Hydrology
Jan. 27 Candidate for the new TT faculty position in Urban Hydrology
Feb. 3 Candidate for the new TT faculty position in Mineralogy
Feb. 10 TBA
Feb. 14 (Tuesday) Candidate for the new TT faculty position in Mineralogy
Feb. 17 Candidate for the new TT faculty position in Mineralogy
Feb. 21 (Tuesday) Candidate for the new TT faculty position in Mineralogy
Mar. 2 Scott Burns, Jahn's Lecturer, Oregon State University "Cataclysms on the Columbia, the Great Missoula Floods"
Mar. 9 Faculty Meeting
Mar. 16 Graduate Student Research Presentations
Mar. 30 Jennifer Bauer, AEG President, Appalachian Landslide Consultants, Inc., "Landslide Mapping on Slippery Slopes: Lessons Learned by the North Carolina Geological Survey"
Apr. 6 Amanda Schmidt, Oberlin College, Ohio, "Spatial Patterns of Erosion in Western China"
Apr. 13 Ben Dattilo, Indiana University-Purdue, University Fort Wayne, "Layer-cake Startigraphy Versus Facies Mosaics in the Cincinnati Ordovician: What is the Bedding-scale Structure of the Stratigraphic Record"
Apr. 20 Liang Yi, Visiting Scholar at KSU, "Asian Monsoon, River Incision and Sea Levels in the Late Quaternary in the South Bohai Sea, China"
Apr. 27 Faculty meeting and Geology Awards Banquet in evening
Sept. 2 Graduate Students – KSU Dept of Geology Thesis Research
Sept. 9 Dr. Hans Thewissen, Macroevolutionary Patterns Documented with Fossil Whales from India and Pakistan, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, NEOUCOM
Sept.16 Dr. Warren Allmon, To What (if anything) is the Present the Key? The Current Status of "Uniformitarianism" in Geology, Director of the Paleontological Research Institution and Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology, Cornell University
Sept. 23 Craig E. Kasper, Transforming Waste into Energy – the Biogas Solution, Senior Energy Consultant, Hull & Associates, Inc., Bedford, OH
Sept. 30 Dr. Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe, The Science of Palynology and its Applications, Professor and Head of Geology & Geophysics, Dept of Geological Sciences & Engineering, Missouri Univ. of Science & Technology
Oct. 14 Dr. John M. Senko, Anaerobic Microbial Processes in Acid Mine Drainage-Impacted Systems, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, University of Akron
Oct. 21 Dr. James L. Withiam, A Slope Repair Gone Wrong - Why?, Principal, D'Appolonia, Monroeville, PA
Nov. 18 Dr. Brian H. Greene, Lower Lake Girard Dam, Ohio: The Breaching of an Ambursen Dam, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Dec. 2 Mathew B. Morris, Recent Advances in Slope Stabilization Technology, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Jan. 21 Wondie Seyoum, Nivi Mehrotra, and Katie Thomas Wells, graduate student research updates
Jan. 28 Dr. Rob Ross of the Paleontological Research Institute and Museum of the Earth, "Online teaching - What's it good for? Some examples from Geoscience Education"
Feb. 4 No colloquium, faculty meeting
Feb. 25 Bruce Hilton, President, AEG (Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists), "CA High Speed Train – How to Cross Active Faults at 250 mph"
March 4 Scott Scheiner, Siri Siriwardana, Chuks Nwaodua, Nivanthi Mihindukulasooriya, graduate student research updates
March 11 Dr. Joseph E. Andrew, University of Kansas, "Large-magnitude Extension of the Death Valley Detachment System & Evolution of the Garlock Fault"
March 25 Spring break
April 1 Dr. Soumitri (Mimi) Sarkar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Environmental Law Clinic, "Geochemical Characterization of Groundwater Flow Processes in a Large Patterned Peatland"
April 15 Dr. Jeff Allwardt of Conoco-Phillips, Houston, "Beyond the Classroom: Applying Geology to Oil & Gas Exploration and Production"
April 21-22 Karin Kirk, NAGT Distinguished Speaker, Teaching on-line courses in the Geosciences "Teach the Earth: Tapping into Teaching Materials from a Community of Geoscience Educators"
May 13 TBA
Fall 2010Sept. 10 Student research presentations (Hasanthi, Cope, Saraceno, Wayman)
Sept. 24 Peter Hutchinson, Hutchinson Group, PA (Environmental Geophysics)
Oct. 1 Faculty Meeting (2:15 MCG 221A)
Oct. 7 (Thursday) Dr. Gail Christeson, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Distinguished Lecturer. "The Chicxulub Structure: What an Impact!"
Oct. 8 Bill Haneberg, 2011 Jahn's Distinguished Lecturer
Oct. 15 Dan Billman, Billman Geologic Consultants, Mars, PA (Marcellus Shale)
Oct. 22 Dr. Christina Riesselman, USGS, Reston
Nov. 12 Dr. Yoram Eckstein, KSU, "The Western Extension of the Himalayan Geothermal Belt"
Nov. 19 Dr. Jeremy Green, Geology, KSU @ Tuscarawas Campus
Dec. 3 Dr. Ashley Griffith, University of Akron, "Earthquake tales lost in the cracks"
Dec. 10 Faculty Meeting (2:15 MCG 221A)
Jan. 22 Brian Greene, US Army Corps of Engineers, "Emergency Scour Repairs at Allegheny Dam 6, Clinton Pennsylvania."
Jan. 29 Paul Marinos (Jahns lecturer), "Geological constraints and geotechnical issues in mechanized tunneling"
Feb. 5 Silvio Casadio, Univ. Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina, "West Antarctic Rift system: a possible New Zealand- Patagonia Oligocene paleobiogeographic link"
Feb. 12 Faculty meeting
Feb. 19 none scheduled
Feb. 25-26 Lisa Pratt, Indiana University, 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
March 5 TBA
March 12 TBA
March 19 Brad Shotwell "An improvement in Photo-Documentaton of In-Service Dimension Stone and Masonry Features"
March 26 TBA
April 9 Mark Wilson, College of Wooster
April 16 Faculty Workshop with David Dees, Educational Foundations, Deep Learning: What does this look like in class?
April 23 Student Research Summary Presentations; Cristina, Edmund, Madan, Frisky
April 30 TBA
May 7 Faculty meeting
December 4 John Kovacs (Gannett Fleming) "Geotechnical Construction in a Complex Urban Setting - The Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA"
November 20 Kelly LaBlanc (Oberlin College) "Glacial dispersion patterns as a test for spatial modeling of subglacial quarrying"
November 13 Duane Krueger (AEG President)
October 30 Peg Yacobucci (Bowling Green State University)
October 23 Larry Wickstrom, State Geologist and Division Chief, Ohio Geological Survey, CO2 Sequestration
October 16 Michael R. Brudzinski (Miami University) "Dancing with the Plates: How the Earth Likes to Shimmy Before it Quakes"
October 9 Joe Ortiz (Kent State University) "The Arctic Response to Global Change"
October 2 Graduate student research presentations
September 18 Edmund Medley, 2008-2009 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology: "Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves, and Hot Rock - Recent Geological Engineering Adventures"
Dr. Abdul Shakoor, Nate Saraceno, Dr. Edmund Medley, Sarah Hudy, Matt Waugh,Tej Gautam, Yonathan Admassu, Madan Maharjan, Adem Ali, and Edmund Baffoe-Twum.
September 4 Verne Friberg (U. Akron)