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March 29, 2007

Research ShowCASE 2007

Eight students are presenting the results of their research with faculty in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University's annual Research ShowCASE, held Thursday, April 12, 2007 in the Veale Convocation Center.

This year's presentations include three by undergraduate students and five by graduate students.

A Search for Chemical Markers that Distinguish Biotic and Abiotic Methanogenesis, *Elizabeth Ashley Bair with Ralph Harvey and Jenny Baeseman, Presentation Number (275).

Constraints on the Dynamics of Iron Snow in the Core of Ganymede, Katherine Crispin with Steven A. Hauck, II and James A. Van Orman Presentation Number (396).

An Investigation of a Possible Liquid-Water Supported Mass Wasting Feature on Mars, *Jason Kodysz with Ralph Harvey, Presentation Number (397).

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Multicomponent Silicate Liquids David Rear with Daniel J. Lacks and James A. Van Orman, Presentation Number (92).

Influence of External Loads on Interpretations of Tectonics at Isidis Planitia, Mars J. Andreas Ritzer with Steven A. Hauck, II, Presentation Number (398).

Sediment Oxygen Demand and Consumption Rates in Lake Erie, Derek Smith with Gerald Matisoff, Presentation Number (399).

Ice Surface Changes in Miller Range Revealed by Cosmogenic Exposure Dating, Dejun Tan with Ralph Harvey, Presentation Number (400).

Soil Redistribution on an Agricultural Field: Implications for Erosion Control, *Lauren Vitko with Andrew P. Stubblefield, Gerald Matisoff and Peter J. Whiting, Presentation Number (401).

* = Undergraduate Author.

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March 26, 2007

Pictures from 2007 Death Valley Field Trip

Students and faculty in the GEOL 317 Field Methods course just returned from the biennial trek to Death Valley. Professors Beverly Saylor and Peter McCall led a group of 12 on a week-long trip to southern California and Nevada. Pictures of the trip are available at Death Valley Photobucket

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Colloquium: Dr. Michael Velbel

Friday, April 6, 2007
3 PM, AW Smith 104

Mineral to Landscape-Scale Influences on Major Trace-Element Mobility During Weathering of Volcanic Rocks: Examples from Guatemala and Hawai'i by Dr. Michael Velbel, Michigan State University

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March 22, 2007

Colloquium: Dr. Don Petit

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
3 PM, AW Smith 104

Science of Opportunity on the International Space Station by Dr. Don Petit, Johnson Space Center

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March 19, 2007

Colloquium: Dr. Marc Caffee

Friday, March 23, 2007
3 PM, AW Smith 104

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Applications in Terrestrial Geosciences by Dr. Marc Caffee, Purdue University

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