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Geology talks are given each year by various presenters. If you enter after the start of the talk, please try to enter as quietly as possible and avoid walking in front of the slide projector. The list of talks is preliminary and will be updated as additional talks are confirmed, so check back for updates.

If you have any questions regarding Geology talks, or if you have a suggestion for a possible speaker, contact Paul Myrow.

Talks for 2016-17 academic year:

Beth McMillan ‘91, Professor and Chair Department of Earth Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock "On the shoulders of giants: subsummit surfaces and the Rocky Mountains" Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12:15 in Tutt Science Lecture Hall

Ana Vargo '84, Professional Geologist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Denver, CO, "What an engineering geologist does" Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:15 in Palmer Hall 16

Dan Niemela '00, Hydrogeologist, Bishop Brogden Associates, Denver, CO, "History of Water Rights in Colorado"

Celeste Mercer, Research Geologist, USGS, Denver, CO, "Magmas to metals: Insights into evolution of magma parental to one of Colorado's premier ore deposits", Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 12:15 in Palmer Hall 16

Talks at nearby institutions:

Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, VIP Room (Enter the museum and make a hard left, pass the gift shop on your right, then bathrooms on the left, and then the TRex Café on the right; the VIP room is at the far NE corner of the museum, just past the set of three TRex Café cash registers).
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
* Museum admission not required to attend *

February 7th Rich Barclay (Smithsonian National Museum), The Ginkgo CO2 barometer   
February 21st Brent Breithaupt & Neffra Matthews (Bureau of Land Management), Pterosaur Paleobiology: Insights from Photogrammetric Ichnology
April 7th Mark Loewen (University of Utah), Reef Communities from the Great Lakes of the Eocene
May 12th Simone Hoffman (New York Institute of Technology), The Evolution of Sensory Systems in Mammals
May 22nd William Clyde (University of New Hampshire), Hyperthermals: Extreme Global Warming Events in the Geological Past
September 22nd Raymond Rogers (Macalester College), Twenty Years of Paleontological Adventure & Discovery on the Great Red Island, Madagascar
October 9th Graham Young (Manitoba Museum), Tropical fossils from the edge of the Arctic
November 2nd Jaelyn Eberle (University of Colorado, Boulder), Life at the Top of the Eocene Greenhouse World
December 5th Ellen Currano (University of Wyoming), Seeing the forest through the leaves - from Ethiopia to the Rocky Mountains