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Colloquium Schedule - Fall 2016

All talks are held in the Benson Earth Sciences Auditorium (180) every Wednesday at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
Anyone wishing to be put on a visiting speaker's schedule for a one-on-one meeting, group lunch,
or group dinner, please email the contact listed below.
**Refreshments are served at 3:30 on the 3rd floor**
Date Speaker Affiliation Title Scheduling Contact
8/24 Rebecca Thomas University of Colorado Boulder Planet Mercury: our surprisingly volatile-rich innermost planet  
8/31 M. Ramy El-Maarry University of Colorado Boulder Cometary geology: new perspectives from the Rosetta mission at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko  
9/7 Yvette Kuiper Colorado School of Mines A model of subduction of a mid-Paleozoic oceanic ridge–transform fault system in the northern Appalachians: a comparison with modern western North America  
9/14 Leilani Arthurs University of Nebraska The Science of Geoscience Education  
9/21 Brenda Allen University of Colorado Denver Understanding and Undoing Unconscious Bias  
9/28 Jaelyn Eberle University of Colorado Boulder Life at the top of the greenhouse Eocene world – the Eocene vertebrate fauna and flora in Canada’s High Arctic  
10/5 Darryl Granger Purdue University Cosmogenic nuclide dating applied to human evolution  
10/12 Timothy McCoy Smithsonian Institution Four cores and thirty years ago  
10/19 Sarah Titus Carleton College Unraveling the history of the San Andreas fault system in central California Phil Orlandini (
10/26 Joel Harper University of Montana Drilling into Greenland ice sheet’s bed to reveal the effects of meltwater Billy Armstrong (
11/2 Jean Lynch-Stieglitz Georgia Tech What does the deglacial carbon isotope minimum tell us about changes in atmospheric CO2 and climate? Brigitta Rongstad (
11/9 Michelle Ann Walvoord USGS - Lakewood Hydrologic impacts of thawing permafrost in boreal Alaska Sarah Evans (
11/16 Johanna Nevitt USGS - Menlo Park Effects of distributed deformation on fault mechanics in the mid- and shallow-crust Phil Orlandini (
11/23 No Colloquium - Fall Break
11/30 Ellen Currano University of Wyoming Seeing the forest through the leaves: reconstructing ancient forest ecosystems in Wyoming and Ethiopia Karen Chin (
12/7 Paul Morgan Colorado Geological Survey Colorado’s Geothermal Resources and Thermal Springs: a Simple Groundwater Flow Model Megan Brown (

Questions, comments or suggestions for future speakers may be directed to:
Megan Brown

Geological Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder
UCB 399
Boulder, CO 80309-0399