Dr. Brandon Dugan is in town to talk about giant underwater landslides this Saturday at 7 pm .
This is the last of six talks in the geo lecture series this year. For more info, see below:
The Geology Lecture Series concludes for this academic year on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm with "Origin, Evolution, and Impacts of Large Submarine Landslides" by Dr. Brandon Dugan. The free lecture is at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on the SWOCC campus and is open to all members of the community. Dr. Dugan received his BS from the University of Minnesota and PhD from Penn State . He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Science at Rice University . As a hydrogeologist, he couples theory, experiments and models to understand the interactions of fluids and solids in shallow, subsurface flows. Dr. Dugan has participated in multiple Integrated Ocean Drilling Program expeditions as a shore-based scientist, shipboard scientist and co-chief scientist. Dr. Dugan’s talk is part of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership Distinguished Lecturer Presentations.
Dr. Dugan will also be providing an informal talk on Friday afternoon, May 17th at 3:30 pm for students that are interested in pursuing careers in the sciences when he discusses "Exploring the Earth: A Job that Takes You on Vacation". The talk will focus on his research with the Ocean Drilling Program, classes students should take when preparing for scientific careers and the opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting. The free Friday afternoon session will take place in Coaledo Hall Room 7-the geology lab. All of the talks are free and start at 7:00 pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on the SWOCC Campus. Continuing sponsors of the lecture series include Oregon Resources Corporation, the SWOCC Foundation and the College. The first talk next year will be co-sponsored with OIMB when we will host Dr. Deborah Kelley ( University of Washington ) on Friday, October 11th. For additional information contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.