Seminar Series

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department invites experts to speak and share their research with students and faculty. Please join us to learn about a variety of fascinating topics in earth and environmental science. Snacks and refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Spring 2019

EESC Seminar Series: Colleen Dalton, Brown University

Colleen Dalton: Seismological constraints on the evolution of oceanic lithosphere

February 12

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201

EESC Seminar Series: Richard Gaschnig, UMass Lowell

Richard Gaschnig: Modern and Mesoproterozoic examples of integrated multi-mineral approaches to sedimentary provenance research

February 19

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201

EESC Seminar Series: Ana Cohen, Natural Resource Defense Council

Ana Cohen: TBD

February 26

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201

EESC Seminar Series: Susan Lang, Univ. South Carolina

Susan Lang: Linking microbial activity to fluid circulation and rock lithology in serpentinizing environments

March 12

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201

EESC Seminar Series: Dorsey Wanless, Boise State University

Dorsey Wanless: TBD

March 26

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201

Documentary screening of "The Human Element" directed by Jim Balog '74

James Balog '74 will be on campus for a screening of his new film, "The Human Element." Mr. Balog has been a photographer for almost 40 years, focusing his work on one of the most important issues of our era: the human modification of nature. This innovative and visually stunning film will take a look at how humans interact with earth, air, fire and water. 

March 29

4:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 008

Contact
Ethan Baxter

EESC Seminar Series: Chris Sommerfield, University of Delaware

Chris Sommerfield : A comparative study of marsh accretion in two estuaries of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic coast

April 02

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201

Dr. Sylvia Earle: "The World is Blue" - Green Week Keynote Speech

​​​​​​Dr. Sylvia Earle was named TIME magazine's first "Hero for the Planet" and "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. She’s a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, former Chief Scientist of NOAA, and the founder of Mission Blue: The Sylvia Earle Alliance. During her talk, "The World is Blue," she will give a firsthand account of what she has seen during her 7000+ hours of diving and explain the urgency of protecting our oceans.

April 08

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

McGuinn Hall, 121

Contact
ecopledge@gmail.com

EESC Seminar Series: Tara Pisani-Gareau, Boston College

Tara Pisani-Gareau:  Green week, Oceans panel discussion

April 09

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201

EESC Seminar Series: Bob Anderson, University of Colorado, Boulder

Bob Anderson: The debris-covered glacier – rock glacier continuum and its geomorphic consequences

April 16

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201

EESC Seminar Series: Jonathan Krones, Boston College

Jonathan Krones : Accounting for non-hazardous industrial waste in the United States

April 30

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201

EESC Seminar Series: Peter Kelemen, Columbia University

 Peter Kelemen: Early Results from the Oman Drilling Project

May 06

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Devlin Hall, 201