AY2011-2012 Fall Speaker Series : Colby College Geology
Fall, 2011 Seminar Presentations
Colby College Department of Geology

All seminar presentations are in Mudd 218, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoons.
Light refreshments are provided.

Date Speaker Topic
16 September Dr. Robert A. Gastaldo
Colby College
Ten Years in the Karoo Basin: What Have we Learned?
23 September Mr. Robert Houghton
Clean Properties Inc.,
Sudbury, MA
Environmental Successes and Mistakes: Case Study of a Coal Tar Site
30 September Ms. Allison Gale
Harvard University
The geochemical effects of plume-ridge interaction: A view from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge near the Azores
7 October Colby Geology Students Previews of Presentations for the GSA National Meeting, Minneapolis
14 October Colby Geology Students Experiences Studying Abroad
21 October Mr. Mel Croft
Chevron, U.S.A. (retired)
Employment Opportunities for Geology Students in the Petroleum Industry
28 October Mr. Jeff Morrison
Owner, Havey Pegmatite Mine
New Discoveries at the Havey Quarry, Poland, Maine
4 November Mr. Grant Mincy
University of Tennessee
MTR Coal Mining and Habitat Loss
11 November Dr. Leslie Reid
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Geoscience Education in the 21st Century
18 November Colby Geology Students Experiences Studying Abroad
25 November No seminar - Thanksgiving Break .
2 December Dr. Tasha Dunn
Illinois State University
Planetary Geology
9 December Colby Geology Students Class Project Presentations:
GE251: Fossils and Paleoenvironments of the Trout Brook Formation, North-Central Maine
GE372: European Impacts on the Environment of North Haven Island, Maine

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