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Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series

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The Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series is a free, public, weekly event to which we invite researchers, educators, and communicators from around the world. Here they present their unique and intriguing contributions to the field of Earth sciences. Our hope is to encourage meaningful discussion, challenge ideas, and to spark interest in the creation of a rich and diverse scientific culture that our students, staff, and faculty may carry out to the rest of the world.

2021-22 Lineup

We are pleased to announce the Fall Lineup for our 2021-22 academic year Distinguished Lecture Series! Lectures are held on most Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 pm and are free and open to the public.

All lectures will be held in 295 FASB lecture hall. Pending on the speaker's preference, the lecture will either be in-person or broadcasted on the screen.

Additionally, all lectures will be available via Zoom to accommodate those who have COVID and travel concerns.  Please check the schedule for in person lectures.

  • Meeting ID: 992 8940 9242
  • Passcode: GGDLS

Meet and Greet: Students, staff, and faculty are invited to join in a half hour meet and greet with each DLS speaker immediately following the lecture. For in-person lectures, the meet and greet will take place in the FASB Confluence. For virtual lectures, it will take place in the same Zoom session as the lecture. This is a great opportunity to informally chat with the guest speaker about their career and research. 

Watch Previous Lectures: Check out our YouTube channel to watch past lectures (starting in 2019): U of U Geology and Geophysics YouTube Channel

Day Date Primary Location
Presenter Institution  Presentation Meet and Greet
TH 9/2 Virtual only
Megan S Miller Australian National University
"Inherited lithospheric structures control arc-continent collisional heterogeneity - on the cusp of a tear" Post Lecture
TH 9/9

275 FASB

 Katrina Twing
Weber State University
"Microbial ecology of subsurface serpentinite rocks" Post Lecture
TH 9/16 275 FASB Gabe Bowen
University of Utah
"Dr. Non-Unique Solutions, or : How I Learned to Stop Being Over-Prescriptive and Love Bayes’ Theorem" Post Lecture
TH 9/23

Virtual only

Gene Humphreys University of Oregon TBA Post Lecture
TH 9/30 Virtual only
Zhongwen Zhan
Cal Tech
TBA Post Lecture
TH 10/7 Virtual only
Derya Guerer
University of Queensland
 "From sea to summit - reconstructing the tectonic evolution of Gondwana"
Post Lecture
TH 10/21 Virtual only
Kim Cobb
Georgia Tech
TBA Post Lecture
TH 10/28 275 FASB Jamie Farrell
University of Utah Seismology TBA Post Lecture
TH 11/4 275 FASB Kamini Singha
Colorado School of Mines "Quantifying solute transport processes with electrical geophysics" Post Lecture
TH 11/11 Virtual only
Karianne Bergen Brown University
TBA Post Lecture
TH 11/18

275 FASB

Kathleen Ritterbush
University of Utah
TBA Post Lecture
TH 12/2

Virtual only

Ananya Mallik
University of Arizona
Post Lecture
Last Updated: 9/13/21