Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering—Seminar Dates

Below is the current University of Nevada, Reno DGSE seminar schedule for Spring 2014.

Spring 2014 Seminar Dates

When: from 4 to 5pm

Where: Davidson Mathematics and Science Center 105 (please note room change)
http://www.unr.edu/around-campus/facilities/davidson

2/03/2014 Nicole Lautze, U Hawaii, eruptive processes/ Stromboli ejecta (GBCGE invitee)

2/10/2014 Scott McCoy, “Shifting Rivers and Moving Divides: A Dynamic view of Landscape Evolution”

2/17/2014 Presidents Day, No Seminar

2/24/2014 Stephanie McAfee (Geography)

3/03/2014 TBD (David Schmidt, Scott McCoy Backup?)

3/10/2014 Jeff Vervoort

3/17/2014 Spring Break, No Seminar

3/24/2014 Russell DiFiori/ Steve Angster

3/31/2014 Melissa Penfold/ Saige Sanchez

4/07/2014 Kenjo Agustsson/Kate Zeiger

4/14/2014 Connor Newman/Dylan Baldwin

4/21/2014 Tyler Seaman/Erica Key

4/28/2014 Tim Cramer/Corina Forson

5/05/2014 John Wakabayashi

For more information, please contact:
Wendy Calvin
Prof. Geophysics & Remote Sensing
Director, Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy
Univ. Nevada – Reno, wcalvin@unr.edu, 775-784-1785

SWITCH: Discover the Future of Energy

What:SWITCH: Discover the Future of Energy (film)
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Joe Crowley Theater at the Joe Crowley Student Union, third floor, UNR
http://www.unr.edu/around-campus/facilities/crowley

See the film that’s changing the global energy conversation.

A message from NPGS: The Nevada Petroleum and Geothermal Society, in conjunction with the UNR AAPG Student Chapter, is sponsoring SWITCH, a 98-minute film that provides a well-balanced, informative perspective on energy and shows alternatives to how we can transition from the energy that built our world to the energy that will shape our future.

In SWITCH, Dr. Scott Tinker gets the straight answers to our most controversial energy questions. He explores the world’s premier sites for all energies, coal to solar, oil to biofuels. He talks to the people driving energy today, international leaders of government, industry and academia. In the end, he cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our energy future as surprising as it is practical.

Watch the trailer and get more info at SwitchEnergyProject.com

Click the link below for free tickets:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nevada-petroleum-and-geothermal-society-inc-screening-tickets-6466211613
Seats will be held until 6:50 p.m. Remaining seats will be open to the public after 6:50 p.m.

Join us on Wednesday, February 12th, at the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater (3rd level), at 7:00 p.m. We will have a Q&A Session after the viewing co-moderated by Jerry Walker, P.G., and Dr. David Boden, Chair, Physical Sciences, Professor of Geoscience, TMCC and part of the faculty for UNR’s Renewable Energy Department.

Be sure to bring money to feed the parking meters!

Parking Meters
Close-in, short term, day or night parking is available at $1.50 per hour, most can be paid for two hours, however some can be paid up to four hours and some as little as thirty minutes. Meters are located in various areas throughout the campus for your convenience. Meters are enforced Monday-Thursday 7:30am to 8:00pm and Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm. Note: Parking at a non-functioning meter will result in a citation.

Parking Permits
If you need to come to campus frequently, you may want to purchase a parking permit at the Parking and Transportation Services Department. If your visits to campus are less frequent, you may stop at the Parking and Transportation Services Office and obtain a daily permit. The daily permit price for 2013-2014 is $3 for Green and Blue Zones, $5 for The West Stadium Parking Complex, and $7 for the Silver – Brian J Whalen Garage. Permit dispensers are located on the top level of both the West Stadium Complex and the Whalen complex for your convenience. These machines take cash, debit or credit cards. The daily permits go down in price after 3:30pm, $3 for the West Stadium Parking Complex and $5 for the Silver 11- Brian J Whalen Garage. After 5pm, the Silver 11 is reduced to $3 for the remainder of the day. Due to the construction and maintenance in the Brian Whalen Garage, visitor parking may be limited on the top floor of the garage. Visitors may be directed to the meter parking or to the West Stadium Parking Complex during these times.

UNR Parking and Transportation Services:
Phone (775) 784-4654
http://www.unr.edu/parking

BLM Job Announcements

Message from BLM: We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly. Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description: Natural Resource Specialist/Physical Scientist
Announcement Number: UT-Merit-2014-0017
Location(s) of position: Moab, UT, US
Salary: $47,923 – $75,376
Applications will be accepted until: 02/18/2014.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=109234

Position Information:
Job Description: Management and Program Analyst
Announcement Number: NV Merit-2014-0100
Location(s) of position: Ely, NV, US
Salary: $47,448 – $61,678
Applications will be accepted until: 03/03/2014.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=109235

Position Information:
Job Description: Management and Program Analyst
Announcement Number: NV-DEU-2014-0045
Location(s) of position: Ely, NV, US
Salary: $47,448 – $61,678
Applications will be accepted until: 03/03/2014.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=109224

Position Information:
Job Description: Management and Program Analyst
Announcement Number: NV Merit-2014-0099
Location(s) of position: Ely, NV, US
Salary: $38,790 – $50,431
Applications will be accepted until: 03/03/2014.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=109223

Position Information:
Job Description: Human Resources Specialist
Announcement Number: AZ-Merit-2014-0017
Location(s) of position: Santa Fe, NM, US
Salary: $68,809 – $89,450
Applications will be accepted until: 02/13/2014.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=109216

New OFR on Eglington Fault—Clark County

Open-File Report 13-12
Evidence for High Contemporary Slip Rates along the Eglington Fault, Clark County, Nevada
by Craig M. dePolo, Wanda J. Taylor, and James E. Faulds
2013

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8 pages, color, $2.40:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales/pbsdtls.php?sku=OF13-12

or free online:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/of1312.pdf

The Eglington fault in northern Las Vegas Valley is an unusual fault in that it is expressed as a faulted warp at the surface and accommodated a large vertical surface offset (10-14 m) in latest Pleistocene sediments relative to its short length of 11 km. Coupled with a competing hydro-compaction hypothesis for faults within Las Vegas Valley, the earthquake hazard of the Eglington fault has been poorly understood and likely underrepresented. Radiocarbon dates from faulted sediments in the area indicate that the vertical displacement across the fault has occurred in the last ~22 kyr. A preferred vertical fault slip rate of 0.6 m/kyr, and range of 0.25 to 0.9 m/kyr, are estimated using available data. How single event displacements are manifested along the Eglington fault and what the size of those displacements might be is not known, generating uncertainty in estimating the potential earthquake recurrence interval for the fault.

NBMG Information Video—Now Available!

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology conducts cutting edge, societally relevant science that fosters economic development and public safety and involves training of the next generation of geoscientists. Major projects include earthquake hazard studies in the nation’s third most seismically active state, mineral and geothermal resource assessments, and regional tectonic studies of Nevada’s rapidly evolving landscape.

Learn how the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology serves the citizens of Nevada in this informative and beautiful video with audio (produced in cooperation with WebsEdge):