Seminar Series

Each semester, the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, at Lafayette College, one of the top liberal arts colleges, hosts a weekly seminar series wherein speakers are invited to give a talk to the students and faculty of the department.

Each semester the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences hosts a seminar series of invited speakers.  All presentations are on Fridays at 12:00 Noon, in Van Wickle 108, unless otherwise noted.



Friday January 29th, 2016
Paul Myrow
Colorado College
Title: Storm Deposition: Controversies and Insights from the Laboratory, Oceans, and Field

Friday February 5th, 2016
Nick Pyenson
Smithsonian Institution
Paleontological Society Distinguished Lecture Program
Title:  Cetaceans and fish lizards in silico: 3D digitizing over 200 million years of fossil graveyards, from the Atacama to Nevada

Friday February 12th, 2016
Ken Foreman
Semester in Environmental Science – Marine Biological Laboratory
Information Session:  Learn about the Semester in Environmental Science (SES) in Woods Hole, MA

**THURSDAY February 18th, 2016 – 7:30PM
Peter Hutchinson
THG Geophysics
Title:  An Accounting and Update of the Deep Water Horizon Disaster Through the Eyes of the Chief Council’s Report, 2011

Friday February 19th, 2016
Peter Hutchinson
THG Geophysics
Title:  Geophysical Methods for Detecting Subsurface Anomalies (mine voids and karst features)

Friday March 4th, 2016
No Seminar

Friday April 8th, 2016
Derek Pizarro’
Title:  From the Medicine Cabinet to Brownfields: Remediating Heavy Metals with Bath Salts and Antacids

Friday April 15th, 2016
Ayla Pamukcu
Princeton University
Title: Before the Big Boom: The Life and Times of Supereruptive Magmas

Friday April 29th, 2016
Guy Hovis
Lafayette College
Title: The Life of a Scientist



Friday October 21st, 2016
Charlie Bartberger ’67
Retired BP Petroleum Geologist
Tentative Title:  Thirty-Five Years of Puzzling Non-Commercial Gas Wells from the Deep Eastern Greater Green River Basin of Southwest Wyoming: Puzzle Finally Resolved!

Past seminars can be found here.