Geosciences at Virginia Tech

Events

Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 11:59 PM – Sunday, February 1st, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Fall 2015 graduate application deadline date change

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Good times, bad times, you know I had my share: Learning from Earth's past to better understand its future. Dr. Ben Gill, VT Geosciences

Monday, October 20th, 2014 from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
GSA - Geosciences Alumni Dinner

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
GeoFair and Mineral Sale during the Virginia Science Festival

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Geosciences 2014 Graduation Ceremony and Reception

Friday, May 16th, 2014 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Special Seminar: Curiosity's Mission of Exploration at Gale Crater, Mars

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 8:00 AM – Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America meets at Virginia Tech!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hokiesaurus Presents: Volcanoes and Minerals! (youth program)

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 7:00 PM – Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Project Underground Educator Workshop

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 9:00 AM – Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Geosciences Student Research Symposium 2014

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
POSTPONED Winter 2014 Museum Public Program: What is a Dinosaur? Unravelling the origins of "terrible lizards"

Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 5:55 PM – Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at 5:55 PM
Department Picnic Saturday Sept 14

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SWITCH! Energy Panel and Film

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
DINO DAY! with ICAT includes Museum of Geosciences Paleontology station

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 2:00 PM – Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Geosciences Graduate Student Defenses

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 9:00 AM – Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 5:15 PM
GSRS 2013

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Geosciences will have 10 Activity Stations at KTU Hands-on Event!

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 9:50 AM – 12:30 PM
No Bones About It: How are Shells and Skeletons formed from Crystals?

Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Friday 1/25 Seminar Postponed due to weather

Friday, January 25th, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
POSTPONED till March 22: Educator Workshop for KTU program No Bones About It: Biomineralization

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 at 9:00 AM – Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 5:00 PM
84th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America

Friday, September 21st, 2012 from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Careers in Science Policy

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Did you Feel It? Virginia's 2011 Earthquake. Museum of Geosciences Public Program

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spring 2012 Geosciences Commencement

Friday, April 27th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Andrea Borgia, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Friday, April 20th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Dylan Ward, University of New Mexico: "Interpreting Cosmogenic Deglaciation Records Using Numerical Models: Examples from the Rocky Mountains and the Chilean Andes"

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hokiesaurus Presents: The Wet Planet!

Friday, April 13th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, James Madison University: "Snapshots of the Crust and Mantle: The Eocene Igneous Rocks of Virginia and West Virginia"

Friday, April 6th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Sean Bemis, University of Kentucky: "Strain-Partitioning across the Denali Fault Constrained by the Quaternary Growth of the Alaska Range: Transpressive Deformation along a Curved Fault"

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Seminar: Dr. Esteban Gazel's students: "Special Study: Evolution of a Volcanic Arc in Costa Rica"

Friday, March 30th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Steve Holbrook, University of Wyoming (GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lecturer): "The Subduction Sponge: Mantle Serpentinization in the Downgoing Plate"

Friday, March 30th, 2012 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Marc Michel, Stanford University: "Understanding Structure and Disorder in Environmental Nanomaterials"

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Whitney Behr, Brown University: "Style of Exhumation and Rheological Evolution of a Mediterranean Subduction Complex"

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hokiesaurus Presents: Rocks and Minerals

Friday, March 16th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Bill Ellsworth, U.S. Geological Survey, EarthScope Speaker: "Earthquakes from the Top to the Bottom of the Magnitude Scale: Insights into Earthquake Physics from EarthScope"

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 8:00 AM – Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 4:45 PM
17th Annual Geosciences Student Research Symposium

Friday, February 24th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Gene Hunt, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Paleontological Society Distinguished Speaker): "The Fossil Record and the Evolution of Species"

Friday, February 17th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Karl Wegmann, North Carolina State University: "Tectonic Geomorphology Above the Hellenic Subduction Zone: Earthquake Hazards, Palaeolithic Hominins, and Stone Age Seafaring from the Island of Crete, Greece"

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Museum Public Lecture: Dr. Scott King, Virginia Tech: "Extreme Mars"

Friday, February 10th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Paul Stoffa, University of Texas-Austin: "The Role of Importance Sampling in Geophysical Inversion"

Thursday, February 9th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hokiesaurus Presents: Earthquakes in Virginia!

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Sophie Pearson, GNS Science - "Geothermal Energy Gaining Steam: Research and Commercial Projects in New Zealand"

Friday, January 27th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Dawn Wellman, Pacific Northwest National Lab: "Understanding the Formation and Stability of Uranium Phosphate Minerals in Circum-Neutral to Alkaline Environments" (ConocoPhillips Lecture)

Friday, January 20th, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Robert Tracy, Virginia Tech Geosciences: "Tectonic Significance of Ultra High Pressure (UHP) Metamorphism, with a Particular Focus on UHP Terranes in the Western Alps"

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: VT Students of Geoscience Fundamentals 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Seminar: Mike Zolensky, NASA Johnson Space Center: "Rewriting the Book on Asteroids and Comets: Recent Results from the Stardust and Hayabusa"

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 from 12:15 PM – 1:15 AM
Brown Bag Seminar: Kathryn Prociv, Virginia Tech Department of Geography: "The Effects of the Terrain of the Southern Appalachian Mountains on Rotational Low-Level Wind Fields of Supercell Thunderstorms

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Paul Harnik, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center: "Macroevolutionary Consequences of Rarity in the Marine Fossil Record"

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Workshop on Public Health and Safety of Uranium Mining and Milling and Nuclear Energy Production

Friday, November 11th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Roel Snieder, Colorado School of Mines - "Seismic Interferometry, Who Needs a Seismic Source?"

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Seminar: Dr. Shuhai Xiao, Virginia Tech - "Searching for the Earliest Animal Life on Earth"

Friday, October 28th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Nik Qafoku, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - "Unraveling Subsurface Systems' Complex and Dynamic Behavior from Molecular to Field Scale in Heavily Contaminated Sites"

Friday, October 21st, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Jeb Barrett, Virginia Tech Biological Sciences - "Ecological Responses to Climate Variability in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica"

Saturday, October 15th, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Geosciences Seventeenth Annual Alumni-Faculty Dinner

Friday, October 14th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Carl Francis, Harvard Mineralogical Museum - "Minerals, Museums, and Stories"

Friday, September 30th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Jay Thomas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - "TitaniQ Under Pressure: Calibration of a Ti-in-Quartz Thermobarometer"

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Ian Saginor, Keystone College - "Proving a Negative: Geochronology in Western Nicaragua"

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Museum of Geosciences Teacher Open House

Friday, September 16th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Nancy Ross, Virginia Tech Geosciences - "Sulphides Under Pressure"

Friday, September 9th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar: Dr. Michael Bland, Washington University - "The Geophysical Evolution of Icy Satellites: The Case of Ganymede"

Saturday, May 14th, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spring 2011 Geosciences Commencement

Friday, April 29th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Madeline Schreiber, Geosciences, Virginia Tech

Friday, April 15th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Krishna Sinha, Professor Emeritus, Geosciences, Virginia Tech

Friday, April 8th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Isabelle M. Cozzarelli, U.S. Geological Survey

Friday, April 1st, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Ilya Tsvankin, Colorado School of Mines

Friday, March 18th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Robert Weiss, Texas A&M University

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 AM – Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Geosciences Student Research Symposium

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Seminar, Dr. Robert Tracy: Moon Rocks and the Origin of the Moon: An Introduction and a Viewing of Lunar Samples

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NASA lunar samples and meteorites on display

Friday, February 4th, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Peter Eichhubl: "Rates of Fracture Opening in Sedimentary Basins: Fast, Slow, and as Slow as it Gets"

Friday, December 3rd, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Nick Wigginton: "Scientific Publishing from the Inside Out"

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. William Haneberg: "Making the Most of Airborne LiDAR for Engineering Geologic Applications"

Friday, November 12th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Stephen Mojzsis: "Sulfur Minerals, Trace Metals, Microbial Community Structure, and the Evolution of Atmospheric Oxygen"

Friday, November 5th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky: "Nanoscale Effects on Thermodynamics of Mineral Equilibria - Polymorphism, Hydration, Redox"

Friday, November 5th, 2010 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Boris Baeumer: "Fractional Dispersion in Geologic Systems"

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
VT Geology Club Mineral Show and Sale

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Christopher Swezey: "The Geology of Caves Infected with White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) in the Eastern United States"

Friday, October 15th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Ross Angel: "Phase Transitions in Perovskites: From Atomic Forces to Equilibrium Thermodynamics"

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Earth Science Week Seminar: What's Up With Volcanoes: The Secret Lives of Dangerous Mountains

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Geosciences Sixteenth Annual Alumni-Faculty Dinner

Friday, October 1st, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Joseph R. Smyth: "Water in the Earth's Interior"

Friday, September 24th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Theodore Labotka: "Through a Glass, Darkly: Simulating Nature's Mineral-Fluid Reactions in the Laboratory"

Friday, September 17th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. James Farquhar: "A Window into Earth's Early Atmosphere and Oceans Using Sulfur and Its Isotopes"

Friday, September 10th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Drew Coleman, "How the Pluton Got its Volcano, and Other 'Just So' Stories from Modern Petrology"

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Patricia Dove: "Investigating the Physical Basis of Biomineralization"

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Claudia Mora, "TEMPEST IN A TREE RING: A Tree-Ring Isotope Record of Past Hurricanes and Climate"

Friday, August 27th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Geoscience Faculty Overviews and Graduate Student Social

Friday, August 20th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar, Dr. Brian Rusk: "Insights into Hydrothermal Processes from Cathodoluminescence and Trace Elements in Quartz"

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Museum of Geosciences Open House: hosting the Virginia Association of Museums, open to the public

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Geosciences Commencement 2010

Friday, April 9th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: David Spears, "The Past, Present and Future of Virginia's Geological Survey"

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Raymond Rogers, "Expedition to the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar: Geology and Taphonomy of a Stressed Terrestrial Ecosystem"

Friday, March 26th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Steve Whitmeyer, "Modern Methods of Field Geology: From the Outcrop to 4-D Visualization"

Friday, March 19th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. James Spotila, "Understanding Erosion at Topographic and Tectonic Scales"

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. F. Alex Rutledge, PG, EIT, Schnabel Engineering

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 11:30 AM – Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:00 PM
Geosciences Student Research Symposium

Friday, February 26th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. George Guthrie

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Timoth Scheibe, 2010 Darcy Lecturer, "Beyond the Black Box: Integrating Advanced Characterization of Microbial Processes with Subsurface Reactive Transport Models"

Friday, February 19th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Robert Tracy, "An Example of the Effect of Tectonics on Short-Term P-T Evolution: Overprint of Silurian Contact Metamorphism on Ordovician Regional Metamorphism in the Northern Appalachians"

Friday, February 12th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Charlie Kerans, *CANCELLED*

Friday, February 5th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Christopher Swezey, *CANCELLED*

Monday, February 1st, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Paul Marinos, "Geology of Athens, Greece. A Case of Urban Geology for Land Use, Construction of Major Engineering Structures, Hazard Assessment and Sustainable Development"

Friday, January 29th, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Emily Brodsky, "Earthquakes Triggered by Seismic Waves"

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Robert Seal, "Abandoned Mines and the Sulfur Cycle: Examples from Supefund Sites in the Eastern US"

Friday, November 13th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Josef Dufek, "Multi-scale Dynamics in Explosive Volcanic Eruptions"

Saturday, November 7th, 2009 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Geosciences Fifteenth Annual Alumni-Faculty Homecoming Dinner

Friday, November 6th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Robert Runkel, "Mountains, Methods, & Models: Characterizing Reactive Transport in Streams Affected by Acid Mine Drainage"

Friday, October 30th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Kate Sharer, "Recurrence Behavior of the San Andreas Fault"

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
VT Alumni Mineral Show to benefit Geosciences Education and Public Outreach

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. John Cottle, "Developing New Strategies in Laser Ablation U(-Th)-Pb Geochronology to Unravel the Tempo of Orogenic Processes"

Friday, October 16th, 2009 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. William Klein, "A Physicist's View of Earthquakes, Jointly sponsored with Physics Department"

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Eric Calais, "From Rifting to Spreading: Geodetic Constraints from the East African Rift"

Friday, September 25th, 2009 at 12:00 AM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Barbara Bekken, "The Earth Sustainability Project: A New Paradigm for Liberal Education"

Friday, September 18th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Brent Owens, "Mineralogical and Geochemical Constraints on the Origin of Kyanite Quartzites in the Piedmont Province of Virginia"

Friday, September 11th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Michal Kowalewski, "Eclectic Research Adventures of a Statistical Paleobiologist"

Friday, September 4th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Stephen T. Hasiotis, "Traces of Life on Land: Using Ichnology to Understand the Diversity, Abundance, and Distribution of Organisms in Continental Strata"

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Diego Gatta, "Natural Zolites: Occurrence, Crystal-Chemistry, Behavior at Non-Ambient Conditions and Technological Applications"

Friday, August 28th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Geoscience Faculty Overviews

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Geosciences Commencement 2009

Friday, April 24th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Chunmiao Zheng, "Will China Run Out of Water?"

Friday, April 17th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Renata Wentzcovitch, "Spin Transition in Ferropericlase in Earth's Mantle"

Friday, April 10th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Steve Vance, "Habitability of Icy Worlds"

Friday, April 10th, 2009 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Ed Medley: "Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock - Recent Geological Engineering Adventures"

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Peter Dahl, "Geology & Geochronology of the Nemo Area, Black Hills, South Dakota: Implications for Precambrian Continental Reconstructions"

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Peter Cook, "Environmental Tracers in Modern Hydrogeology: Reducing Uncertainty in Ground Water Flow Estimation"

Friday, March 27th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Tim Lowenstein, "How Do Prokaryotes Survive in Fluid Inclusions for 30,000 Years?"

Friday, March 20th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Adam Kent, "Exploring Oceanic Magmatism through the Study of Silicate Melt Inclusions"

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at 9:00 AM – Friday, March 6th, 2009 at 5:00 PM
Geosciences Student Research Symposium

Friday, February 27th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Nora Noffke, "Turbulent Lifestyle: Cyanobacteria on Earth's Sandy Beaches Today and 3 Billion Years Ago"

Friday, February 20th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Bob Craddock, "Rivers on the Red Planet: Valley Networks and the History of Mars"

Friday, February 13th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Laura Hebert, "A Coupled Geochemical and Geodynamic Approach to Subduction Zone Modeling"

Friday, February 13th, 2009 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Kelly Rose, "Advances in the Exploration for Methane Hydrate Accumulations, a Potential Future Natural Gas Resource - Examples from India and the Alaska North Slope"

Friday, February 6th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Martin Chapman, "Faulting, Site Response and Attenuation near Charleston, South Carolina"

Friday, January 30th, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Durelle Scott, "Changing Water and Solute Fluxes into the Gulf of Alaska in Response to Glacier Recession"

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Richard Koepnick, "Variation in the Strontium Isotope Ratio of Phanerozoic Seawater: The Mobil R&D Perspective"

Friday, December 5th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Chris Swezey, "Mississippian Eolian Strata in the Appalachian Basin"

Monday, November 17th, 2008 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Joseph Aylor and Norman W. Reynolds, "Geologic Model for the Coles Hill Uranium Deposit, Pittsylvania County Virginia" and "Exploration for Uranium Deposits"

Friday, November 14th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Maya Tolstoy, *CANCELLED*

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Geosciences Fourteenth Annual Alumni-Faculty Homecoming Dinner

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Museum of Geosciences Open House

Friday, November 7th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. John Hole, "Site Characterization Studies for Deep Drilling of the San Andreas Fault"

Friday, October 31st, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Jeff Freymueller, "Spatial Variations in Plate Coupling, Seismic Slip, and Slow Slip in the Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone"

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Museum of Geosciences Open House

Friday, October 24th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Grant Garven, "The Geohydrology of Faults in Southern California"

Friday, October 17th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Dena Smith, "Fossil Insects: Exceptional Preservation and Incredible Diversification"

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Gerald Dickens, "The Global Carbon Cycle with Seafloor Methane"

Friday, September 26th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Lucy Flesch, "Comparison of Surface and Mantle Deformation in Tibet Inferred from Shear-Wave Splitting and GPS Data"

Friday, September 19th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Toby Rivers, "The Grenville Province as a Large Hot Long-Duration Orogen"

Friday, September 12th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Tom Burbey, "Non-traditional Techniques for Characterizing Aquifer Systems"

Friday, September 5th, 2008 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Geoscience Faculty Overviews

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Education, Public Outreach and Museum Open House

Friday, August 29th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Kurt Frankel, "Fault Slip Rates, Constancy of Seismic Strain Release, and Landscape Evolution in the Eastern California Shear Zone"

Saturday, May 10th, 2008 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Geosciences Commencement 2008

Monday, May 5th, 2008 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Maureen Long, "Mantle Flow in Subduction Zones from Seismic Anisotropy"

Friday, April 25th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Dan Lizarralde, "Controls on Extensional Style: Magma, Slab Windows, Sediment, and Geology in the Gulf of California"

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 from 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Cynthia Liutkus, "The Gray Fossil Site: Sedimentological Investigations into the Formation and Fill History of a Tertiary Sinkhole"

Friday, April 18th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Karl Flessa, "Silence of the Clams: Conservation Paleobiology of the Colorado River Delta"

Friday, April 11th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Mark Ghiorso, "Triggering Explosive Volcanic Eruptions"

Friday, April 4th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Tom Watters, "A New View of the Tectonics of Mercury from MESSENGER's First Flyby"

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Joe East and Dr. Chris Swezey, "The U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Assessment of the Illinois Basin"

Friday, March 28th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Jerry Hunter, "Introduction to Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (aka Ion Probe)"

Friday, March 21st, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Jeffrey Park, "Perche Apennino? Mantle Flow and Orogeny in Central Italy"

Friday, March 21st, 2008 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Jeffrey Park, "Shear and Dehydration within Subduction Zones: The View from P-to-S Converted Waves"

Friday, March 14th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. William E. Seyfried, Jr., "Probing the In-Situ Chemistry of Seafloor Hydrothermal Vent Fluids at Mid-Ocean Ridges"

Thursday, February 28th, 2008 at 10:00 AM – Friday, February 29th, 2008 at 5:00 PM
Geosciences Student Research Symposium

Friday, February 22nd, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Richard Law, "Internal Flow and Extrusion of the Greater Himalayan Slab, Mount Everest Massif: A Cook's Tour of the World's Highest Rocks"

Friday, February 15th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Mark Clementz, "When Whales Walked the Earth: New Insights into Cetacean Evolution from Geochemical Proxies"

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 2:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Mike Peacock, "Athabasca Oil Sands: Understanding the Oil Sands from the Regional Scale to the Project Scale, Kearl. A Case History"

Friday, February 8th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Matthew Saltzman, " Pulse of Atmospheric Oxygen During the Late Cambrian"

Friday, February 1st, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Douglas Erwin, "Ecological Dimensions of Evolutionary Innovation during the Cambrian Radiation"

Friday, January 25th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. J. Fred Read, "Carbonate Platforms as Records of Global Climate Change"

Friday, January 18th, 2008 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Alan Howard, "Deciphering the Early Climate of Mars from Geologic Interpretation and Simulation Modeling"

Friday, December 7th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Michael Carpenter, "Anomalous Elastic and Anelastic Properties of Perovskites"

Friday, November 30th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. William Leeman, "Snake River Plain - Yellowstone Silicic Volcanism: Implications for Magma Genesis and Crustal Evolution"

Friday, November 16th, 2007 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Bridget Scanlon, "Impacts of Changing Land Use and Land Cover on Subsurface Water Resources"

Friday, November 9th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Arthur Snoke, "Keeping Pace with the Growth of the Number of Stations in Seismic Arrays from Single Digit to Hundreds"

Friday, November 2nd, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Randall Parrish, "Environmental Consequences of Depleted Uranium (DU) Munitions in War and Industry and its Relation to Environmental Health: Testing Political Agendas with Mass Spectrometry"

Friday, October 19th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Steven Russell, "Resolving Carbonate Heterogeneity and its Impact on Production in Two Giant Middle East Oil and Gas Fields"

Friday, October 12th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Robert Riding, "An Atmospheric Trigger for Mississippian Carbonate Mud Mounds?"

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Terry Engelder, "Acadian-Alleghanian Orogenesis as Revealed by Fracturing Within the Appalachian Foreland"

Friday, October 5th, 2007 at 6:00 PM – Saturday, October 6th, 2007 at 10:00 PM
Virginia Tech Geosciences Centennial Celebration

Thursday, October 4th, 2007 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Richard Bambach, "Marine Diversity Patterns throughout the Phanerozoic"

Friday, September 28th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Jeffrey Rahl, "The Tectonic Evolution of the Hellenic Subduction Wedge, Greece"

Friday, September 21st, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Michael P. Ryan, "Solitary Waves and Magma Migration at Mount St. Helens"

Friday, September 14th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Don Rimstidt, "How do Silicate Minerals Dissolve?"

Friday, September 7th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Arthur Goldstein, "NSF Earth Sciences: Current Activity and Prospects for the Future"

Friday, August 24th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Shun-ichiro Karato, "New Developments in the Study of Deformation Fabrics of Olivine"

Saturday, May 12th, 2007 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Geosciences Commencement

Monday, April 30th, 2007 at 12:00 AM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Mike Searle, "Origin and Emplacement Mechanism of the Oman Ophiolite"

Friday, April 27th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Arthur Goldstein, *SEMINAR CANCELLED*

Friday, April 20th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Grant Garven, *SEMINAR CANCELLED*

Friday, April 13th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. J. W. Schopf, "The Earliest History of Life: Solution to Darwin's Dilemma"

Friday, April 6th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Kenneth Eriksson, "When Did Plate Tectonics Begin? Evidence from the Early Stratigraphic Record"

Friday, March 23rd, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Leonid Germanovich, "Hydraulic Fracturing in Industrial Applications and Earth Processes"

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Thomas Kammer, "The Age of Crinoids: A Mississippian Biodiversity Spike Coincident with Widespread Carbonate Ramps"

Friday, March 16th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Cliff Shaw, "Insights into Magma Chamber and Eruption Dynamics in the Quaternary West Eifel Volcanic Field, Germany: A Combined Field and Experimental Study"

Thursday, March 1st, 2007 at 10:00 AM – Friday, March 2nd, 2007 at 5:30 PM
12th Annual Geosciences Student Research Symposium

Friday, February 23rd, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Robert Bodnar, "Water, Water Everywhere: The Earth's Geohydrologic Cycle"

Friday, February 16th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Leonard Srnka, "Illuminating Reservoirs with Electromagnetics"

Friday, February 9th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. John Sharp, "Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater Systems"

Friday, January 26th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Ariel Anbar, "A Whiff of Oxygen Before the Great Oxidation Event?"

Thursday, January 25th, 2007 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
GLS and GEOT Seminar: Dr. Jerry Higgins, "Site Characterization for Landslide Studies"

Friday, January 19th, 2007 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Lindsay Schoenbohm, "Tectonic-Climate Coupling: Erosion, Exhumation and High Topography in the Chinese Pamir"

Thursday, December 14th, 2006 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
UPDATED LOCATION: Virginia Tech Geosciences Alumni Reception at AGU

Friday, December 1st, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Lewis Owen, "Quaternary Glaciation of Tibet and Himalaya"

Monday, November 27th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Steven Bachtel - AAPG Distinguished Lecuturer, "Seismic Stratigraphy of the Miocene-Pliocene Segitiga Platform, East Natuna Sea Indonesia: The Origin, Growth and Demise of an Isolated Carbonate Platform"

Monday, November 27th, 2006 from 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. John Hanchar, "Trace Elements in Accessory Minerals: A Window into Crustal Processes"

Friday, November 17th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Sylvie Demouchy, "Diffusivity of Water in the Deep Earth: Reports from the Lab, Rumors from Patagonia"

Monday, November 13th, 2006 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
EIGER Distinguished Lecture: James K. Mitchell, "The Hurricane Katrina Disaster: Causes, Consequences, and Call for Action"

Friday, November 10th, 2006 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2006 Geosciences Twelfth Annual Alumni-Faculty Homecoming Dinner and Celebration of the Career of John Costain

Friday, November 10th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. John Costain, "Hydroseismicity"

Friday, November 3rd, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Greg Druschel, "New Insights on Sulfur Cycling and Microbial Ecology from in situ Voltammetric Measurement"

Friday, October 27th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
MSE/GLS Joint Seminar: Dr. Fred Boadu, "Geotechnical and Petrophysical Properties of Unconsolidated Materials from Spectral Electrical Response Measurements"

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 at 12:00 AM – Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 at 8:30 PM
Virginia Tech Geosciences at GSA

Friday, October 13th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Chris Fedo, "Critical Evaluation of the Geologic and Isotopic Evidence Concerning the Origin of Life: the Perspective from SW Greenland"

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Erin Kraal, "Shorelines and Alluvial Fans: Using Geomorphology to Understand the Climate History of Mars"

Friday, October 6th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Michael Brown, "Duality of Thermal Regimes is the Distinctive Characteristic of Plate Tectonics Since the Neoarchean"

Friday, September 29th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Robert Lowell, "Mathematical Models of Ridge Crest Hydrothermal Systems: From the Basic to the Complex"

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. David Blowes, "Predicting, Preventing, and Remediating Acidic Drainage from Sulfide Bearing Mines and Mine Wastes"

Friday, September 15th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Richard Tollo, "Mesoproterozoic Basement of the Blue Ridge Province in Virginia: Implications for the Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen and Magmatic Processes Associated with Custal Convergence"

Friday, September 8th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Elizabeth Catlos, "From Mineral Grain to Mountain Range: Perspectives on the Evolution of the Himalayas"

Friday, August 25th, 2006 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
GLS Seminar: Dr. Timothy Lyons, "In Search of Anoxia in the Proterozoic Ocean"

Saturday, May 13th, 2006 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spring 2006 Geosciences Commencement

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 at 9:00 AM – Friday, March 3rd, 2006 at 5:00 PM
11th Annual Geosciences Student Research Symposium

Friday, September 30th, 2005 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Eleventh Annual Geosciences Alumni-Faculty Homecoming Dinner

Saturday, September 17th, 2005 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Geosciences Alumni Tailgate

Fall 2004 Geosciences Newsletter cover

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