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The University of Florida Department of Geological Sciences Seminar Series
is a weekly event during the fall and spring semesters that take place in
room 100 Williamson Hall (Bless Auditorium) unless otherwise noted.
Following is the current  Seminar Series schedule:

DateTimeTopic
August 29th 20193:30pm"Building inclusive learning communities
through technology-enabled geoscience field experiences"
Dr. Anita Marshall
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

September 5th 20193:30pm"Intracratonic rotations of Dharwar Craton, India: Weighing the Paleomagnetic Evidence"
Dr. Anthony Pivarunas
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
September 12th 20193:30pm“Exploring volcanoes in central Iceland as analogs for planetary surfaces.”
Dr. Jacob Richardson
NASA Postdoctoral Fellow
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
September 19th 20193:30pm"The Importance of Quantitative Skills: How Even the Worst Geology Student Can Make a Career!"
Dr. Victor J. Ricchezza
Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Geosciences
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
September 26th 20193:30pmRescheduled to a later date
October 3rd 20193:30pm"Understanding the causes and consequences of mass extinction events."
Dr. Courtney Sprain
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
October 10th 20193:30pm"Science, Scientists, and the Public: Opportunities to engage a new generation."
Dr. Megan Ennes
Florida Museum of Natural History
Thompson Earth Systems Institute
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800
October 17th 20193:30pm“Temporal Resolution of Paleontological Samples”
Dr. Michal Kowalewski
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
October 24th 20193:30pm“Do glaciers matter in global elemental cycles?”
Dr. Jon Hawkings
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Florida State University
1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32310-3706
October 31st 20193:30pm“Eye of newt, toe of frog: tales of amphibian evolution from deep-time to the present”
Dr. David C. Blackburn
Associate Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
November 7th 20193:30pm"Modelling and assessing lava flow hazards"
Dr. Elisabeth Gallant
School of Geosciences
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
November 12th 2019

J. Wayne Reitz Union
RM 3320
3:30pm"Starting from the Problem and Working Backwards"

Dr. John Doherty
Groundwater Foundation
Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer
November 14th 20193:30pm“Relamination and the differentiation of continental crust”
Dr. Bradley R. Hacker
Professor of Geology
Dept of Earth Science and Earth Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara CA


November 21st 20193:30pm“Model predictions versus observations of hurricane rain bands”
Dr. Corene Matyas
Department of Geography
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611