Spring 2014


Thursday, January 9:
H. RICHARD NASLUND - Binghamton University
"Crystal settling and in-situ differentiation in Proterozoic sills from the Franklin Igneous Province, arctic Canada"

Friday, January 17 @ 2 p.m.:
ED STOLPER - Caltech
"On the origin of Ni-rich olivines from the mantle"

Thursday, January 23 @ 1:30 p.m.:
MARC HIRSCHMANN - University of Minnesota
"Reduced Volatiles and Early Planetary Volcanogenic Atmospheres"

Thursday, January 30 - 1:15 p.m.:
"Trace Element Mobility during Metamorphism"

Thursday, February 6:
TOMOAKI MORISHITA - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
"Graphite in black jadeitites and an arc-metasomatized peridotite xenolith: Implications for carbon recycling"

Tuesday, February 11 - 1:30 p.m.:
RICHARD DENNE - Marathon Oil
"Massive Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary deposit and initial incision of the ancestral Desoto Canyon: New evidence for widespread Chicxulub-induced slope failure in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico"

Thursday, February 20:
ROGER L. NIELSEN - Oregon State University
"Plagioclase as a Petrologic Probe: New Developments and Examples from Experiments, Arcs and Ridges"

Thursday, February 27:
ELIZABETH FERRISS - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
"'Water' Diffusion in Olivine and Clinopyroxene

Thursday, March 6:
JOE DUFEK - Georgia Institute of Technology
"The Assembly and Dynamics of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions"

*Wednesday, March 12:
JOHN HUGHES - University of Vermont
"The many facets of apatite"

Thursday, March 20:  No Seminar - Lunar & Planetary Science Conference

Thursday, March 27:
GUILHERME GUALDA - Vanderbilt University
"Understanding the structure and evolution of giant magma bodies using rhyolite-MELTS geobarometry and quartz geospeedometry"

Thursday, April 3:
JEFF VERVOORT - Washington State University
"Growth and Evolution of Earth's Earliest Crust"

*Friday, April 11:
AUDREY BOUVIER - University of Western Ontario
"How modern mass spectrometry is driving new discoveries in cosmochemistry"

Thursday, April 17:
"The Mogok Stone Tract, Myanmar:   A Geological Marvel"

*Wednesday, April 23:
MARK TWICKLER, University of New Hampshire
"West Antarctic Ice Sheet - Divide Ice Core  2005-13"

Thursday, May 1:
HAROLD C. CONNOLLY, JR.  - CUNY - Kingsborough Community College
"Constraining our Origin and Securing our Future through an Asteroid Sample Return Mission: OSIRIS-REx"

Thursday, May 15: **CANCELLED**
JILL A. VANTONGEREN - Rutgers University
“Structure and accretion of the lower crust of oceanic plateaus”

Thursday, May 22:
“Unravelling some mysteries of continental crust formation”