Spring, 2015 Speaker Series : Colby College Geology
2015 Spring Seminar Presentations
Colby College Department of Geology

Students enrolled formally in Seminar may click here
to download the formal syllabus for the course.

All regular seminar presentations are in Arey 5,
at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoons.
Note that the seminar of April 10th
is the keynote address at the Spring Meeting of the
Geological Society of Maine,
which will be hosted at Colby.
This will be at a special time and place!
The Seminar of May 1st
is the all-college Liberal Arts Symposium,
on THURSDAY, April 30th!
(All Friday classes are cancelled that week.)
[ Light refreshments are provided at the Seminars. ]

Date Speaker Topic
6 February Dr. Doug Reusch
University of Maine, Farmington
Carbon footprints in bedrock, western Maine to western Newfoundland.
13 February Mr. Keith Taylor
Senior Environmental Geologist
St. Germain - Collins
Environmental Consulting Group
Westbrook, Maine
Salt Contamination of Private Wells: It's Not as Simple as It May Seem
20 February Dr. Dan Belknap
University of Maine, Orono
Geoarchaeology of Beach Ridges and Coastal Change in Northwestern Peru
27 February Dr. John Field
Field Geology Services
Farmington, Maine
Flood control issues in northern Afghanistan: Possible solutions and unfortunate realities
6 March Dr. Jeff Munro
Middlebury College
Dust in the Wind: Investigating Past and Present Dust Deposition in the Uinta Mountains, Utah
13 March Dr. Chunzeng Wang
University of Maine, Presque Isle
New Discoveries on the Norumbega Fault System, Chemo Pond Area, Eastern Maine
20 March No seminar
27 March No seminar - spring break .
3 April Dr. Barbara John
University of Wyoming
Magmatism vs. Tectonism: the key to understanding slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges
10 April Dr. Genevieve Robert
Bates College
Keynote Speaker:
Geological Society of Maine
Spring Meeting
Viscosity of volatile-bearing silicate melts
17 April Dr. Tasha Dunn
Colby College
Thermal metamorphism in primitive asteroids: Addressing the CK-CV chondrite parent body question
24 April Dr. Joan Cabato
University of New Hampshire
From source components to post-eruptive processes: Insights provided by the investigation of melt inclusions
30 April
Colby Liberal Arts Symposium .
8 May Colby Student Presentations t. b. a.

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