Upcoming Events

Fall 2017 Pegrum Lecture Series

September 14, 2017
Safety Seminar
434 Cooke Hall
Title: Staying safe in the lab

September 28, 2017
Professor Jeffrey Karson  (Syracuse University)
Title: Subaerial Seafloor Spreading and Rift Propagation in Thick Oceanic Crust of Iceland
Place: 434 Cooke  Hall (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar
(Co-sponsor: The Center for Geohazards Studies) 

October 12, 2017  
Dr. Estelle Chaussard (University at Buffalo)
Title: Towards Global Assessment of Geohazards and Natural Resources
Place: 434 Cooke Hall
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar

October 19, 2017
Dr. Luke Trusel (Rowan University)
Title: Surface melting on Earth’s ice sheets: linking the past, present, and future
Place: 434 Cooke Hall
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar

November 9, 2017
Dr. Holly Schreiber  (Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Natural Reserve)
Title: Putting 3D models to the test: quantifying the variability of mineralized lophore support structures in extant brachiopods
Place: 434 Cooke Hall
Time:  3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar

December 5, 2017
Dr. Christopher Lowry (University at Buffalo)
Title: TBA
Place: 434 Cooke Hall
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshemnts, 3:45 Seminar

The Pegrum Lecture Series was established to honor Reginald H. Pegrum, founder of UB’s Geology Department. This series is funded in part by the Maurice Crook and Orrin Foster Lecture funds.

Past Pegrum Lecture Series

Spring 2017 and Fall 2016 Pegrum Lecture Series

February 9, 2017
Dr. Giday WoldeGabriel (Los Alamos National Lab)
Title: Complex Geophysical Processes and Coupled Paleobiological Records in the Eastern Africa Rift: Accidental Mixes or Unique Ecological Niches?
Place: 220 Natural Science Complex
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments. 3:45 pm Seminar
(Co-sponsor: The Center for Geohazards Studies) 

February 23, 2017    
Professor Joseph Licciardi (University of New Hampshire)
Title: Tracking rates and styles of landscape disturbance using cosmogenic isotypes: case studies involving active faulting in Grand Teton National Park and caldera unrest at Laguna del Maule, Chile.
Place: 220 Natural Sciences Complex
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar

March 9, 2017    
Professor Carlton Brett (University of Cincinnati)
Title: Mid-Paleozoic Environmental Stasis and Volatility: Linking patterns of physical process and biotic macroevolution
Place: 220 Natural Sciences Complex
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar
(Co-sponsor: Evolution, Ecology and Behavior) 

March 16, 2017
Dr. Ananya Mallik (Bavarian Institute of Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology, Germany)
Title: Crust-mantle interaction and melting of the Earth's heterogeneous upper mantle
Place: 220 Natural Sciences Complex
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar

April 12, 2017
Dr. Margarete A. Jadamec (University of Houston)
Title:  Plate Boundary Zone Deformation in Three-dimensional Subduction Systems
Place: 434 Cooke Hall - North Campus
Time:  11:15 am Refreshments, 11:30 am Seminar

April 13, 2017
Dr. John Lane (USGS) Chief, Branch of Geophysics
Title: Multi-scale Hydrogeophysical Investigations to characterize aquifer systems and hydrologic processes
Place: 220 Natural Sciences Complex
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar

April 27th, 2017
Pegrum Awards Ceremony
Place: 434 Cooke Hall - North Campus
Time: 3:30 pm Awards Ceremony.
Refreshments will follow the ceremony in 435 Cooke 

May 2, 2017
Dr. Mark Bebbington (Massey University, New Zealand)
Title: Estimating hazard from the Auckland Volcanic Field: When, where, how much and what.
Place: 434 Cooke Hall - North Campus
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar 


Fall 2016 Pegrum Lecture Series
 

September 22, 2016  
Dr. Steven Berg (University of Waterloo)
Title: Integrated Hydrologic Modeling
Place: 222 Natural Science Complex
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments. 3:45 pm Seminar

October 13, 2016     
Dr. Indrani Das (Columbia University)
Title: Ice-atmosphere-climate interaction: Impact on mass balance and stability of ice sheets and mountain glaciers
Place: 222 Natural Sciences Complex
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar

October 27, 2016     
Dr. Josef Werne (University of Pittsburgh)
Title: Paleo-biogeochemistry: Using chemical signals in mud to understand climate and environmental change in East Africa
Place: 222 Natural Sciences Complex
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar

December 1, 2016
Dr. Robert Jacobi (University at Buffalo)
Title: “The Final Lecture” or What I did During “Summer Vacation” for the past 36 years
Place: 222 Natural Sciences Complex
Time: 3:30 pm Refreshments, 3:45 pm Seminar

The Pegrum Lecture Series was established to honor Reginald H. Pegrum, founder of UB’s Geology Department. This series is funded in part by the Maurice Crook and Orrin Foster Lecture funds.