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Fall 2017 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks are on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall.

Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sept 27: ERTH Department reception in Cascade courtyard Oct 4: Emily Eidam, UO postdoc Title: Fate of fine sediments at the coast during the Elwha River dam ...

Welcome New Graduate Students, 2017!

Adrian Broz received his M.S. in agriculture with a specialization in soil science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) where he focused on nitrogen cycling in vermicompost-amended agricultural systems.  He also received a B.S. in earth science at Cal Poly where ...

Commencement 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in Willamette Hall Atrium The Earth Sciences faculty and staff invite graduates and their guests to attend the department’s graduation ceremony and reception in the Paul Olum Atrium in Willamette Hall. No tickets are required. Applying for your Degree ...

Spring 2017 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall. Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. April 5: Danica Roth (UO postdoc), Fluvial Seismology Title: Deciphering the seismic signal of sediment transport in rivers April 12: Ginny Catania (UT, ...

David Sutherland featured in Winter 2017 Cascade Magazine

Our own David Sutherland and his research into Greenland’s glaciers are featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Cascade, the Magazine of the UO College of Arts and Sciences. Here is the link: A Rising Tide  

New Geology Paper on the route of the ancient Colorado River

Brennan O’Connell, Rebecca Dorsey, and Eugene Humphreys recently published a paper in Geology in which they describe tidal sedimentary facies and layered rhythmites that provide evidence for a more northerly extent of the Gulf of California during Pliocene time. This result suggests that ...

Winter 2017 Department Seminar Schedule

Some talks this term will be by candidates for our open faculty positions.  These will not be at our normal Wednesday afternoon time and place.

 Please refer back to this page for anticipated schedule updates and changes.

January 11, 4:00-5:20 pm, 110 Willamette Hall:  Emily Brodsky ...

Mega-earthquakes rupture flat megathrusts

Check out this new study in Science by our own Quentin Bletery, Amanda Thomas, Alan Rempel, and Leif Karlstrom, as well as Anthony Sladen and Louis De Barros: Mega-earthquakes rupture flat megathrusts Megathrust faults in subduction zones cause large and damaging earthquakes. Bletery et al. argue ...

2016 Staples Field Trip Recap

Please view our recap of the 2016 Staples Trip to the Taos Plateau and San Juan Volcanic Field. Welcome!  

Fall 2016 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall. Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29: Glenn Gaetani (WHOI) in Cascade 200 Title: Ferric iron, potential temperature, and oxygen fugacity of the oceanic upper mantle ...
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