The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University sponsors a seminar series, student proposal sessions and thesis defenses.

Seminar series

Location and time: 1118 Rood Hall at 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Thursday, September 4

Mandatory graduate meeting, noon to 1:30 p.m with the new graduate advisor, Dr. Heather Petcovic, 1192 Rood Hall.

TAU Union representatives meet with the teaching assistants, 1:30 p.m., 1192 Rood Hall.

Monday, Sept. 8

Chemical hazard training: right to know

Monday, Sept. 15

"Extrapolation of natural landslide investigation mechanisms to anthropogenic slopes" by Rennie Kaunda, Colorado School of Mines.

Monday, Sept. 22

"Paleoclimate perspectives on ice sheet and sea level sensitivity" by Tim Naish, Victoria University, New Zealand.

Monday, Sept. 29

Seminar talk by Brian Bodenbender, Hope College.

Monday, Oct. 13

"Anthropogenic impacts on recharge processes and water quality in basin aquifers of the desert southwest" by Wendy Robertson, Central Michigan University.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25 WMU Homecoming weekend

Monday, Nov. 3

"Metal ratios in porphyry ore deposits" by Adam Simon, University of Michigan.

Monday, Nov. 10

"Experimental results on nucleation and crystallization of granitic magma" by Mona Sirbescu, Central Michigan University.

Monday, Nov. 17

"The impact of visualizations in promoting informed natural resource decisions " by Sheldon Turner, Northern Illinois University.