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Departmental Colloquium
Spring 2016

TIME AND PLACE SPEAKER and HOST TITLE or TOPIC

Thursday, Jan. 14
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

TBA
Host: TBA

Title to be determined

Thursday, Jan. 21
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

Lauren Beckingham (Civil Engineering, AU)
Host: Dr. Jim Saunders 

The role of advanced reactive surface area characterization in improving predictions of mineral reaction rates in porous media

Thursday, Jan. 28
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

TBA
Host: TBA

Title to be determined

Thursday, Feb. 4
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

Heather DeShon (Southern Methodist University)
Host: Dr. Lorraine Wolf

Death of a Fault: A Comparison of Seismicity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone and North Texas

Thursday, Feb. 11
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

TBA
Host: TBA

Title to be determined

Thursday, Feb. 18
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

TBA
Host: TBA

Title to be determined

Thursday, Feb. 25
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

TBA
Host: TBA

Title to be determined

Thursday, Mar. 3
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

TBA
Host: TBA

Title to be determined

Thursday, Mar. 10
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

TBA
Host: TBA

Title to be determined

Thursday, Mar. 17
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

Spring Break

Spring Break

Thursday, Mar. 24
2:00 p.m.
118 Petrie 

Jill Johnson and Ben Amos (Alumni of Auburn) (Geosyntec Consultants)
Host:  Dr. Mark Steltenpohl

“An Environmental Geologist’s Toolbox - More Than Just A Rock Hammer”

Thursday, Mar. 31
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

Mike Roden ( University of Georgia)
Host: Dr. Haibo Zou

Petrogenesis of coeval sodic and potassic alkaline magmas at Spanish Peaks, Colorado: Magmatism related to the opening of the Rio Grande Rift

Thursday, Apr. 7
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

David Adrian (Thesis Proposal)
Host: Dr. David King

Analysis of a Drill Core from the Central Uplift of Flynn Creek Impact Structure, Tennessee

Thursday, Apr. 14
10:00 p.m.
222 Petrie 

Robert J. Bodnar (Virginia Tech) 
Host: Dr. Haibo Zou

"Evolution of the Earth's Geohydrologic Cycle during the Phanerozoic and late Proterozoic” 

Thursday, Apr. 14
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley  

Robert J. Bodnar (Virginia Tech) 
Host: Dr. Haibo Zou

"Applications of melt inclusions in igneous petrology and volcanology”

Tuesday, Apr. 19
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley 

Drew Daymond (Proposal)
Host: Dr. Charles Savrda

Analysis of Mudrock Lithofacies and Hydrocarbon-Source Potential of the Ordovician Athens Shale, Alabama Fold and Thrust Belt

Thursday, Apr. 21
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

IBA Team of 2016
Host: Dr. Ashraf Uddin

Petroleum Exploration in the Finnmark Platform, Barents Sea, Offshore Norway

Tuesday, Apr. 26
2:00 p.m.
2182 Haley 

Tadsuda (Jan) Taksavasu (Proposal) and Karena Gill (Proposal)

Host: Dr. Jim Saunders and Dr. David King

"Petrographic Analysis of Bonanza Epithermal Vein Textures at Buckskin National and Fire Creek Deposits, Northern Nevada" AND  "Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Petrology of the Hillbank and Yalback Formations, Corozal Basin, Belize"

Wednesday, Apr. 27
2:00 p.m.
2182 Haley 

Katherine Cooper (Defense)

Host: Dr. Haibo Zou

Ion Probe Dating of Zircon Xenocrysts from Wuluke Volcano, NW Tibet, China: Constraints on Magma Evolution and Deep Crustal Evolution 

Thursday, Apr. 28
3:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

Rylleigh Harstad and Jason Fisher (Proposals)
Host: Dr. Mark Steltenpohl and Dr. David King

"Geology of the Roanoke East 7.5” Quadrangle and a thermobarometric transect across the Brevard fault zone, east-central Alabama"  AND  "Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Toledo formation, Belize Basin, Belize, Central America"

Friday, Apr. 29
2:00 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

Allen Clements (Proposal)
Host: Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee

Karst Hydrology and Geochemistry of the Bobcat Cave Watershed, Madison County, Alabama

Monday, May 9
1:30 p.m.
2182 Haley Center

Ziaul Haque (Defense) and  Mustuque Munim (Proposal)
Host: Dr. Ashraf Uddin

Petrofacies and Detrital Geochronology of the Upper Pottsville Conglomerate Magnafacies, Cahaba Synclinorium, Southern Appalachian Fold and Thrust Belt, Alabama AND Petrofacies evolution and geochronology of the
Siwalik‐equivalent (?) Pliocene‐Pleistocene Dupi Tila Formation, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh



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