DGSE Geoscience Seminar at UNR—Monday, December 3  

Plankton Evolution: A Perspective from the Deep-Sea Microfossil Record
Dr. Dave Lazarus
Curator of Micropaleontology, Berlin Museum of Natural History (Museum für Naturkunde)
Monday, December 3
Davidson Math & Science Center (DMS, UNR) Room 105, 4:00 PM
Coffee and snacks will be provided at 3:30 PM.

Dr. Lazarus is one of the world’s leading micropaleontological researchers. He earned his PhD from Columbia University/Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory, and has gone on to publish extensively on the taxonomy and evolution of radiolarians, biostratigraphy, paleoceanography, and the applications of information technology to paleontology. Since 1996, he has been the curator of micropaleontology at the Berlin Museum of Natural History, where he conducts a wide variety of research related to fossil marine plankton.

DGSE Seminars:

DGSE Colloquium Speaker Series—April 24:

Slemmons Lecture: Dr. James Dolan

List of other confirmed seminar speakers for Spring 2017:
04/24 Dr. James Dolan (USC) – Slemmons Lecture
05/01 Dr. Keith Priestley (Cambridge, UK)

The Dolan lecture is at 4:00 p.m., but the building has not yet been determined.
Parking at UNR

If you have questions, you can contact Philipp Ruprecht, Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, at 775-682-6048.

Lecture by Rick Martin, Thursday August 25, TONIGHT! Gold Dredges: The Land Leviathans

What: Gold Dredges: The Land Leviathans, by Rick Martin (Frances Humphrey Lecture Series)
When: Thursday August 25, 2016 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV
Web: http://museums.nevadaculture.org/

“An in-depth presentation of the origin, operations and economics of giant land based gold dredges from the turn of the 20th century to their decline mid-century, and limited operations in the 1980-1990s. Photographs, early films, and personal experiences will offer unique insight into these massive mechanical marvels and the men who built and operated them. Rick Martin is the Senior Health and Safety consultant at the Tesla Gigafactory construction site, and his 40 + year career includes Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, and Mining Safety Management. He is working on three books for publication, on the history of the Carson River mills, on early logging and deforestation of the Sierras, and on the history of giant gold dredges of the 19th century.”

Admission: $8.00 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under.

For more information, please contact: Bob Nylen: Rnylen@nevadaculture.org or 775-687-4810, ext. 245.

Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Lecture in Economic Geology—February 4th

Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Lecture in Economic Geology
Peter Vikre—
February 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Diverse Mineral Deposits in the Humboldt Range, Pershing County, Nevada:
A 250 m.y. Record of Magmatism, Metasomatism, and Tectonism

The CREG program invites you to attend on Thursday February 4th the 22st annual Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Lecture in Economic Geology.

The speaker is Peter Vikre from the U.S. Geological Survey, whose talk is entitled “Diverse Mineral Deposits in the Humboldt Range, Pershing County, Nevada: A 250 m.y. Record of Magmatism, Metasomatism, and Tectonism.

The lecture is at 3:30 in the Theater on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the UNR campus:

Please attend and learn the latest and greatest on the metallogeny of the Humboldt Range, which has been a hotbed for exploration in recent years.

Parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, on the 16th Street exit, located off of North Virginia St. Here is a PDF map identifying the West Stadium Parking Complex, this is the only complex that you can use this parking code.

You will need a receipt from one of the two kiosks located within the parking complex. The code for the event is #2016001.

As a reminder, your will need to follow these steps:

1) Press the B button at the top screen

2) Press the # sign along with the 2016001 on the bottom keypad

3) Press OK (D button) at the top screen

The machine will then dispense the permit that needs to be placed face up on your dashboard. You may need to reach up under the door flap as the paper may roll up.

Again, many thanks for your support of the CREG program. We look forward to seeing you on the 4th!

John Muntean, Ph.D
Director, Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology (CREG)
Arthur Brant Chair in Exploration Geology
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mail Stop 178
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557-0178 USA
fax 775-784-1709

Discover Science Lecture Series—Karl Karlstrom on the Grand Canyon—November 19

Karlstrom microscope_300Discover Science Lecture Series

When: Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Redfield Auditorium, Davidson Mathematics & Science Center

Grand Canyon expert Karl Karlstrom to talk on origins of natural wonder of world:
Next speaker in the Discover Science Lecture Series at University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Today, 10/27/2015 – by Mike Wolterbeek

“Professor Karl Karlstrom has spent a lifetime studying rocks, including the 225-mile long natural wonder of the world, the Grand Canyon. His lecture will be about the 140-year long debate about the origin and age of the mile-deep canyon with its billions of years of geologic history exposed by the Colorado River. Karlstrom is on the faculty at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico and is a foremost expert on the geologic evolution of the Grand Canyon.”

Karlstrom named UNM’s 60th Annual Research Lecturer:
Annual award one of highest honors bestowed on faculty
UNM Newsroom, 4/6/2015 – by Steve Carr

 “Dr. Karl Karlstrom has spent a lifetime studying rocks. A professor of geology in University of New Mexico’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (E&PS), Karlstrom has carved out an impressive academic career conducting research on rocks at one of the world’s most famous laboratories in one of the most fascinating places – the Grand Canyon.”