Seminar Schedule

Spring 2015

Randolph W. Chapman Colloquium

All colloquia are on Thursdays at 3:40 p.m. in James 254 unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be available. Please feel free to call ahead for confirmation of the schedule, as changes sometimes occur, at 603-862-1718, or email at

January 29, 2015

**NOTE: Talk will be at 3:45 in Spaulding room G26**

"Exploring the Transformation of Bedrock into Soil in the Deep Critical Zone"

Dr. Susan Brantley

Distinguished Professor, Director of EESI
Department of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University

Refreshments available at 3:40 pm

February 5, 2015

"Paleoindian adaptations to the Younger Dryas Cold Period in New England"

Dr. Richard Boisvert
NH State Archaeologist
New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources

February 12, 2015

"The University of Washington's Detector for Oxidized Hg Species: Measurement Principles, Instrument Design and Applications"

Dr. Jesse Ambrose
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Washington

February 26, 2015

**NOTE: Talk will be at 1:00 in James G46**

"Probing Behind the Man in the Moon: Early Results from NASA's GRAIL Mission" Abstract

Dr. Jay Melosh
University Distinguished Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Purdue University

**Refreshments at 12:40 in James G49**

March 5, 2015

"Glacier and Climate Change - Past, Present and Interhemispheric Patterns"

Dr. Joerg M. Schaefer
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

March 26, 2015

**NOTE: Talk will be in James G54**

"Evolving Genetic Concepts and Their Influence on Hydrocarbon Systems Prediction: An Example from the SubAndean Foldbelt and Deformed Foreland of Argentina"

Lori Summa
Senior Technical Consultant
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

April 2, 2015

**NOTE: Talk will be in DeMerritt 240**

"Differentiation of the Continental Crust by Relamination"

Dr. Bradley R. Hacker
GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program Professor
Department of Earth Sciences and Earth Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara

April 9, 2015

"The Ups and Downs of Mantle Convection: A Story of Driving Dog-Sleds and Herding Cats" Abstract

Dr. Christopher Kincaid
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island

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