Earth Sciences Lunch and Learn Seminar Series

In order to expose students to a wider variety of topics in the Earth Sciences, a seminar series is offered on Tuesdays at noon during the academic year.  We schedule a broad spectrum of speakers ranging from attorneys, consultants, faculty from Dickinson and elsewhere, current students and department alumni to give informal talks about their research, careers, internships, field camps, graduate school, and study abroad experiences.  These talks are a chance to come together as a department and explore the Earths Sciences outside of the classroom.  Listed below is the schedule for this semester's seminar talks:  

Spring 2016 Earth Sciences Lunch and Learn Seminar Series 

2/16 - "Sea Level Rise:  Facts and Myths" with John Englander '72, International Sea Level Institute,  HUB Social Hall West at 12:05 p.m. 

2/16 - "Melting Ice, Rising Seas, Shifting Shorelines....The New Reality", with John Englander '72, International Sea Level Institute, Stern Center Great Room, at 7:00 p.m.  This event is co-sponsored with the Clarke Forum.

 2/23 - Earth Sciences Senior Student Research Presentations,  with David Bertram '16 and Julia Redden '16,  HUB Social Hall West at 12:05 p.m. 

 3/7 - The 12th Annual Potter Lecture:  "Global Climate Change:  The Evidence, People and Our Options" with Lonnie Thompson, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Althouse 106 at 7:00 p.m. 

3/8 - "In Search for the Oldest Ice on Earth on the Third Pole", Potter Lecturer, Lonnie Thompson, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH,  Kaufman 186 at 12:05 p.m.  

 3/22 - "On the Prediction of Time", with Rachael Jonassen '71, George Washington University, Washington D.C., HUB Social Hall West at 12:05 p.m. 

3/31 - "Job Prospects in the Geosciences", Martin Helmke, Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Kaufman 186 at 12:05 p.m.

3/31 - "The Business of Peace through Green Energy:  The HomeBiogas Story", with Yair Teller, Chief Scientist and Founder of HomeBiogas, Stern Great Room at 7:00 p.m. 

4/12 - "Ice as an Indicator of Tropical Climate:  36 Years of Ice on Nevado Coropune, Peru" with Earth Sciences Major, Will Kochtitzky '16, HUB Social Hall West, at 12:05 p.m. 

4/19 - "Sulfur Isotopes and Mass Extinctions" with Pedro Marenco, Brynn Mawr College, Brynn Mawr, PA, HUB Side Rooms 201&202 at 12:05 p.m.

4/28 - "Carbon Capture",  with David Bernard, Founder of The Global CO2 Initiative, Althouse 106 at 7:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored with The Center for Sustainability and The Environmental Studies Department at Dickinson College.  

4/26 - Earth Sciences Senior Student Research Presentations, with Megan Layman '16, Katie Mattern '16 and Liz Plascencia '16, HUB Social Hall West at 12:05 p.m.  

 

Past Seminars

Fall 2015 Earth Sciences Lunch and Learn Seminar Series 

9/1 - Annual Welcome Back Luncheon - HUB Social Hall West at 12:05 p.m.

9/9 - "Advancing Science", with Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, at 7:00 p.m. in Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, sponsored by the Clarke Forum.

9/10 - "Tambora: The Eruption that Changed the World", with Gillen D'Arcy Wood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at 7:00 p.m. in the Stern Great Room,  sponsored by the Clarke Forum.

9/15 - "Report on Summer 2015 Fieldwork in Peru",  with Ben Edwards and Will Kochtitzky, Department of Earth Sciences, Dickinson College at 12:05 p.m. in Social Hall West.  

9/16 - "Shale Gas and Oil Development", Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell University, at 7:00 p.m. in Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, sponsored by the Clarke Forum. 

9/22 - "Evaluation of geomorphic forcing by the Medieval Climate Anomaly upon pediments and dues across the White River" with Patrick Burkhart, Slippery Rock University at 12:05 p.m. in HUB Social Hall West.

10/13 - "Dickinson Field Trip to Gates to the Arctic National Park", with Alyson Thibodeau, Ben Edwards and students, Department of Earth Sciences, Dickinson College at 12:05 p.m. in Social Hall West.

10/13 - "The Last Evolutionary Transition:  The Evolution of Conceptual Thought", Egbert Leigh, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, at 5:00 p.m. in Denny 317, This event is co-sponsored with the departments of Environmental Studies and English.   

11/10 - "How Does Urbanization affect Stream Chemistry?", Joel Moore, Towson University, at 12:05 p.m. in HUB Social Hall West.  This event is co-sponsored with the Environmental Studies Department.

11/17 - "The Politics of Climate Change", Claudia O'Brien, Latham & Watkins LLP, at 12:05 p.m. in HUB Social Hall West.  

12/10 - Annual Holiday Luncheon, Department of Earth Sciences, at 12:05 p.m. in Kaufman.