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:
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.
Spring 2015 Earth Sciences Lunch and Learn Seminar Series
1/20 - "The Life of a Professional Hydrogeologist" with John R. Kastrinos ('83), Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Boston, MA, Social Hall East at 12:05 p.m.
2/16 - "The Evolution, Biology, and Ecology of Diatoms" with Kristin Strock, Department of Environmental Studies, Dickinson College, at 9:30 a.m. in Kaufman 152.
2/17 - "Curiosity on Mars" with Kristen Miller ('06), Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Stern Center Great Hall at 7:00 p.m.
3/17 - "Lessons on glaciovolcanism from recent eruptions and large-scale experiments" by Ben Edwards, Department of Earth Sciences, Dickinson College at 12:05 p.m. in HUB Social Hall East.
3/25 - "Telling Time in the Cambrian and Ordovician with Bio and Chemo-stratigraphy", with Brian Sell, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University at 9:30 a.m. in Kaufman 152.
3/31 - "Climate Change in Peru: From UN agreements to Incan Culture", Jeff Niemitz and Will Kochtitzky, Department of Earth Sciences, Dickinson College at 12:05 p.m. in HUB Social Hall East.
4/7 - "The Limits of Climate Change", Paul Mayewski, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Stern Center Great Room at 7:00 p.m.
4/14 - "Highlights of the Earth Sciences January 2015 Costa Rica Trip", Pete Sak, Ben Edwards and students, Department of Earth Sciences, Dickinson College at 12:05 p.m. in HUB Side Rooms 202-203
4/21 - Senior Presentations
4/28 - Senior Presentations