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Geology Colloquium

 The Department of Geology offers talks featuring various speakers from academia and industry to address interested faculty and students weekly.  Unless indicated otherwise, the colloquiums are held at 12:30 -1:30 PM on Fridays during the semester in Brooks Hall room 325 (feel free to bring a lunch). All talks are free and most are open to the public.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Tues 1/22
Hydrogeology talk
Responses of groundwater to sea level rise for coastal California

Thurs 1/31
Hydrogeology talk
Dynamic groundwater drivers: measuring and estimating surface water/groundwater exchange over diverse spatial and temporal scales

Experimental Rock Mechanics for Improving Mine Safety .  POSTPONED

Prof. Brijes Mishra (WVU Mining Eng) 
Mon 2/4
Hydrogeology talk
Mechanisms and Mitigation of Fluid-Induced Earthquakes

Thurs 2/7

Hydrogeology talk
Hydrogeomorphic interactions between connectivity, erosion, and carbon dynamics within river corridors

Mon 2/11

Hydrogeology talk
Insights on karst aquifer recharge and conduit flow from spring water monitoring and flow modeling in the Valley and Ridge of central Pennsylvania


Open Questions on Open Vent Volcanoes: Case Studies of Llaima (Chile) and Mayon ( Philippines)

Dr. Dawn Ruth (Ohio University)

Mon 2/18

Jahns Distinguished Lecturer - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists
You Don’t Look Like a Geologist – A Conversation on Diversity (or the Lack Thereof) in Our Profession

Deborah Green


Pluto: From the Lab to the Maps

Caitlin Aherns (U Arkansas & WVU-Alum)
Welcome back Caitlin!


Investigating the #lostarc: Geologic Constraints on ~30 Million Years of Diachronous Magmatism along an Arc-Transform Junction, Wrangell Arc, southern Alaska

Matt Brueseke (Kansas State)

12:30 - 1:20 PM  

The Viscosity of Subduction-Related Basalt Magmas

Dr. Genevieve Robert (Bates College)

4/5 9:00-12:30

NSF GEO Program visit to WVU G&G

12:30-1:20 PM


Dr. Brendan Anderson (WVU)
Tuesday 4/9
3-4 PM

Joint G&G-IWSS seminar  title TBA but something Hydrology-related

Dr. Sean Zeiger 

Fall 2018 Tentative Schedule...  too late now but see what fun you missed
8/24    "Back to the Bush" .... welcome back event    
Bring a few of your summer photographs and stores to share. Even if you didn't do exciting field work, please join us and tell us what you've been doing, and help welcome the new students to WVU. 
Flyer 1    Flyer 2    Flyer 3    Flyer 4  (enjoy them all)
Graham Andrews (WVU)
9/7     Missed Connection: Ignimbrite Seeking Plutonic Relationship
Drew Coleman (UNC)
9/21 The Bizarre Ending of West Virginia Caver Peter Hauer, a Dark Karst True-Crime Story of Murder-Suicide or Double Murder,   Rauch_MurderyMysteryColloquium2018  
Henry Rauch (WVU)

Responding to Students in Distress.  .... rescheduled to 11/2

10/11   The Role of Geoscience in Sustainable Energy Development "Recycling" Petroleum Basins   Cox Flyer_Oct2018
Denise M Cox AAPG Pres. 2018-19
10/19 Experimental Rock Mechanics for Improving Mine Safety
Cancelled - will be rescheduled for next year.

10/26 GSA practice session - Talks & Posters WVU students
11/2   Responding to Students in Distress.  Dr. Sara Troupe, Outreach Coordinator for the WVU Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services.  
Dr. Sara Troupe (WVU)
11/9   Postponed until spring Matt Brueseke (KSU)
11/16 Peering Inside Rocks: Using X-ray tomography to examine rock structure and properties Dustin Crandall (DOE-NETL)
11/30 Come celbrate the end of the semester by participating in the Geo Quiz with Dr. Jaime Toro! Jaime Toro (WVU)