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Career Center Open House

Career Center Open House

  Start: September 4, 2012     End: September 4, 2012
 Location:JGB 2.112
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Visit the new Martineau Career Services Suite (JGB 2.112) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Door Prizes
Register for fun stuff
Food & Refreshment

4:00 pm - Tech Session, 4-5pm

Tech Session, 4-5pm

  Start: September 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm     End: September 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm
"A New Spin on Mineral Physics of Earth’s Mantle"
-Dr. Afu Lin

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Lunch & Learn: Undergrads-All About On-Campus Recruiting

Lunch & Learn: Undergrads-All About On-Campus Recruiting

  Start: September 6, 2012     End: September 6, 2012
 Location:JGB 2.112A Conference Room
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Noon/12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, JGB 2.112A Conference Room, Career Services Suite

Upper division (junior and senior) undergrads should start looking for internships and full-time positions (if graduating in Dec, May, or Aug) should prepare now.

This seminar is designed for the undergraduate student who wants to participate in on-campus recruiting and learn how to job search. We will go over resume and interview preparation, career fair tips, and all about the many resources available to help you on your career journey.

Dinner is served too! RSVP on GeoSource or in the Career Center.

11:30 am - Paleo Brown Bag: Bruce MacFadden, University of Florida

Paleo Brown Bag: Bruce MacFadden, University of Florida

  Start: September 6, 2012 at 11:30 am     End: September 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm
 Location:JGB 3.218
Title: "Reflections of a former NSF program officer: trends and opportunities in education, outreach, and broader impacts."

4:00 pm - Tech Session, 4-5pm

Tech Session, 4-5pm

  Start: September 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm     End: September 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm
"Miocene mammals of Panama: Tropical refugium or cradle of biodiversity?"
-Bruce Buffet,
Univeristy of California at Berkley

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Speed Interviews

Speed Interviews

  Start: September 7, 2012     End: September 7, 2012
 Location:TBD at 2:00-3:30 pm
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
LOCATION TBD

Up to 15 students may sign up for our annual Speed Interviewing session. Each student will answer one question per interviewer, spending 5 minutes per question. Immediate feedback is given and then, you move on to the next interviewer. It's exciting, fun and valuable. Many JSG Alumni volunteer for this event.

10:30 am - UTIG Seminar Series: Fellowship Talk

UTIG Seminar Series: Fellowship Talk

  Start: September 7, 2012 at 10:30 am     End: September 7, 2012 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Gail Christeson, gail@ig.utexas.edu, 471-0463
 URL:Event Link
“Subglacial Channel Evolution Observed in Western Greenland from Moulin Water Level and GPS-Derived Surface Velocities” (Lauren Andrews)

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Fluctuations in supraglacial melt input to the ice sheet bed, delivered by moulins, drive changes in surface velocities. Here we present contemporaneous local measurements of the supraglacial, englacial, and subglacial hydrological system of the Greenland Ice Sheet, with the goal of understanding how the subglacial hydrological system evolves over the course of the melt season. Between 18 July and 22 August 2011, we measured moulin water level, stream water level, and GPS-derived sub-daily surface velocity in the Pakitsoq region of Greenland. In addition, we drilled boreholes in the vicinity of the moulins and measured subglacial water pressure. These data demonstrate clearly that daily peaks in moulin water levels occur simultaneously with peak surface velocities throughout the measurement period, while peak borehole water levels consistently lag peak velocities by several hours. However, the magnitude of the surface-velocity relationship with moulin water levels varies on multiple timescales. On a daily timescale, the relationship between surface velocity and moulin water level displays hysteresis; moulin water levels are associated with higher velocities before the diurnal peak in meltwater input. During periods of prolonged surface melt, the moulin water level eventually drops below the sensor depth where it sometimes remains for several days. These periods are correlated with decreases in surface velocity to the winter background rate. In addition, we observe a general decrease in surface velocity magnitude over the observation period despite a relatively constant daily peak in moulin water level. We suggest that these observations are direct indicators of the evolution of the drainage efficiency of the subglacial hydrological system on seasonal and diurnal timescales.

“Correlation of the Dome C and Vostok Ice Cores Using Airborne Radar Sounding along the Great Byrd-Totten Glacier Ice Divide, East Antarctica” (Marie Cavitte)

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Airborne radar sounding surveys are used across wide areas of the Antarctic ice sheet to trace internal layering. Radar isochrons from direct visual tracking of reflective layers provide an independent signal for directly correlating ice core stratigraphies that have high relative accuracy compared to indirect correlations based on paleoclimate proxies and ice flow models. However, these two approaches can be combined to provide horizontal continuity over basin-wide areas, therefore allowing the propagation of ice core age-depth data through laterally extensive areas of the ice sheet. Ice core communities strongly benefit from such studies as areas of deep old ice can be observationally constrained and so do not have to rely solely on model assumptions. Between Dome Concordia and Vostok, ICECAP (Internationally Collaborative Exploration of the Cryosphere through Airborne Profiling) radar isochron studies are characterized by an error of the order of ±800 years at 2km depth down the ice column in comparison to ±2kyr quoted for ice core timescales (Vostok ice core, Suwa and Bender, 2008) at equivalent depths.
Initially, a deep age-depth correlation was obtained between the Dome C and Vostok ice cores for the time period corresponding to depths covering a period from the Eemian interglacial back to the previous interglacial. To accomplish this, the Bender and Suwa (2007) Vostok O2/N2 age-depth chronology was used to propagate Vostok ages to EPICA Dome C layer depths of 1597m to 2216m. A complementary analysis for shallower horizons spanning the last glacial period is also presented to extend the deep correlation. Age-depth uncertainties obtained for this shallower addition are compared to the preceding glacial period; and ultimately spatial geometries of dated radar isochrones are contrasted over the Totten-Byrd Glacier ice divide for the last two glacial cycles using ICECAP airborne radar sounding data acquired with UK, US and French support. Transient ice sheet behavior is identified at the divide from observed layer disruption, and we give a first assessment of its temporal and spatial distribution.

“Crustal Accretion in the Manila Trench Wedge at the Transition from Subduction to Mountain-Building in Taiwan” (William Lester)

Abstract:

New marine seismic reflection and wide-angle OBS data from offshore south Taiwan provide new high-resolution constraints on the crustal structure of subducting crust and the Manila trench accretionary wedge at the earliest stages of arc-continent collision. These new data reveal transitional crust consisting of hyper-extended continental crust with interspersed volcanic bodies and high-velocity lower crust outboard of the trench and subducting beneath the accretionary prism. A sharp morphologic break marks the transition from the well-imaged imbricate thrusts and folded strata of the accretionary prism lower slope to the sparsely reflective accretionary prism upper slope. Although it has been speculated that the change from lower to upper slope is caused by out-of-sequence thrusting, as frequently observed in other prisms, no such fault is apparent in the reflection image. Instead, we identify a fast seismic velocity anomaly that may be evidence for underplated transitional crust beneath the accretionary prism upper slope that can account for the change in prism geometry. Similar crustal materials are exposed throughout the Central Range in Taiwan that may be examples of transitional crust that was subducted and underplated at the onset of collision and later exhumed to the surface during subsequent stages of collision.

“The Interplay of Climate and Seismicity in Creation of the Largest Known Submarine Slope Failure, Gulf of Alaska” (Robert Reece)

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Recent seismic studies reveal an isolated, anomalously thick mass-transport deposit (MTD) with an unusually short runout in the Gulf of Alaska. The MTD is located on the Aleutian margin proximal to the deformation front for Yakutat terrane subduction. The MTD geometry, size and location on a convergent margin lend support to recent studies suggesting seismic strengthening and infrequent sediment failure on tectonically active margins. Study of this MTD may provide insight into the magnitude and scope of triggers required for events of this type, including the influence of climate and sea level change. The previously uninterpreted MTD is buried in the Surveyor Fan off the Kayak Trough slope in the Gulf of Alaska, and we refer to it as the Surveyor MTD. The MTD is buried beneath at least 1 km of sediment in water depths of 3.5 to 4.5 km in the Surveyor Fan. Preliminary calculations suggest this MTD is the largest by volume globally with an area of 7,950 km2, minimum thickness of 500 m, and volume of 4,470-6,705 km3. The deposit consists of debris flow with large rafted blocks 5-10 km in length that traveled as far as 50 km from the base of the slope. These blocks are present in the full vertical extent of the MTD, suggesting that the deposit represents one event at these locations, instead of several layered events. Distinct from other large MTDs, the Surveyor MTD has a short runout at ~80 km, and remains thick over a large area.

Due to Yakutat terrane and Pacific plate subduction zones, great earthquakes are expected in the Gulf of Alaska every few 100 years, yet no other MTDs are observed. The lack of additional MTDs, the large volume, and short runout distance all suggest high sediment strength of the MTD source material, which may be the result of seismic strengthening. Possible factors involved in overcoming the high shear stress to mobilize the high strength material are a significant increase in sediment flux and larger oscillations in sea level and glacial extent caused by the mid-Pleistocene transition since ~ 1 Ma. The combined effects of these processes may even be necessary prerequisites for a Surveyor MTD magnitude failure based on the lack of other MTDs associated with historical great earthquakes on this margin.


“Evidence for Ice-Flow-Coupled Subglacial Water Systems beneath West Antarctica’s Potentially Unstable Thwaites Glacier” (Dustin Schroeder)

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Subglacial water in various forms has been observed and theorized to accelerate the flow of overlying ice. The acceleration depends on the flux through the subglacial water system and whether the dynamic state is hydrologically “distributed” or “concentrated” . Marine ice sheets with landward-sloping beds are in an unstable configuration for which such accelerations can initiate or modulate grounding line retreat and ice loss. Thwaites Glacier (TG) is one the largest, most rapidly changing glaciers on earth and its landward- sloping bed reaches the interior of the marine West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) which impounds enough ice to yield meters of sea level rise. Despite the potential instability of this configuration, the subglacial water systems beneath TG and their control on ice flow have not been characterized by geophysical analysis. Although, the size of TG makes airborne radar sounding the only practical means of observation, previous radar analysis approaches have proven inadequate to characterize the dynamic state and geographic extent of its subglacial water systems. We use advanced processing to focus radar- sounding data collected over TG and measure the angular distribution of energy returned from the bed. This allows us to characterize the meter-scale geometry and dynamic state of subglacial water systems across TG and validate our interpretations with meter-scale imaging. Our results show substantial water volumes ponding in a system of “distributed” canals upstream of a bedrock ridge that is breached and bordered by a system of “concentrated” channels. The transition between the “distributed” and “concentrated” systems is both co-located and physically consistent with increasing basal shear stress, surface slope, and water flux, indicating a strong feedback between the subglacial water and overlying ice. This feedback raises the possibility that variations in subglacial water flow could trigger a grounding line retreat in TG capable of spreading to the rest of the WAIS.


11:30 am - Paleo Brown Bag: Carole Gee, University of Bonn

Paleo Brown Bag: Carole Gee, University of Bonn

  Start: September 7, 2012 at 11:30 am     End: September 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm
 Location:JGB 3.218
 Contact:Rachel Simon, rvsimon@utexas.edu
Title: "Dinosaur herbivory in the Late Jurassic of North America. Or, what should I feed my sauropod?"

12:00 pm - Hydro Brown Bag: David Maidment, UT

Hydro Brown Bag: David Maidment, UT

  Start: September 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm     End: September 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Peter Zamora, pbzamora@utexas.edu, 5127673809
World Water Online
David R. Maidment, Center for Research in Water Resources, UT Austin

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5:00 pm - Holland Family Student Center Open House and Tailgate

Holland Family Student Center Open House and Tailgate

  Start: September 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm     End: September 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm
 Location:Jackson Geological Sciences Building, main level and front patio
Tailgate at the new Holland Family Student Center before the UT vs. New Mexico game. Tour the student center and reconnect with old friends. We're easy to find - just come on up to the Geology Building.

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12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: David Mohrig, DGS

Soft Rock Seminar: David Mohrig, DGS

  Start: September 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm     End: September 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Rattanaporn Fongngern (Jah), rattanapornf@utexas.edu, 2147663945
'Linking modern & subsurface data from Mississippi River delta to predict its response to faulting and sea-level change'

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4:00 pm - Tech Session, 4-5pm

Tech Session, 4-5pm

  Start: September 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm     End: September 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm
CORRECTIONS FOR POLARIZATION DISTORTION IN REFLECTED SHEAR-WAVES AND POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS TO THE ALFORD ROTATION AT NON-NORMAL INCIDENCE ANGLES AND APPLICATIONS

Terence Campbell,
Ph.D. Candidate
Univeristy of Texas at Austin

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Devon Energy Info Session

Devon Energy Info Session

  Start: September 12, 2012     End: September 12, 2012
 Location:JGB Rock Garden
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Devon Energy is providing dinner on the patio in the JSG Rock Garden.
5:00-6:30 pm

Hilcorp Energy Back-to-School BBQ

Hilcorp Energy Back-to-School BBQ

  Start: September 12, 2012     End: September 12, 2012
 Location:JGB Rock Garden Patio Outside
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
A Corporate Partner event, sponsored by Hilcorp Energy, for students, faculty and staff who RSVP to issued invitation may have lunch with Hilcorp Energy representatives. Location: JGB outside Holland Family Student Center.

Register on GeoSource for this career event.

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

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Geosciences Career Fair

Geosciences Career Fair

  Start: September 13, 2012     End: September 13, 2012
 Location:SAC Ballroom-2.410&2.412
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Student Activity Center Ballroom, SAC 2nd floor

Students: bring your UTEID for checkin; resume copies

Dress Code: Business Casual

Info Session

Info Session

  Start: September 13, 2012     End: September 13, 2012
 Location:JGB 2.112
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
BP On-campus Info Session
JGB 2.218, 5:15 pm
Pizza will be served

8:00 am - BHP Billiton Student Breakfast

BHP Billiton Student Breakfast

  Start: September 13, 2012 at 8:00 am     End: September 13, 2012 at 9:00 am
 Location:JGB 2.112
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Pre Career Fair breakfast for students.
Martineau Career Services Suite, JGB 2.112

4:00 pm - Tech Session

Tech Session

  Start: September 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm     End: September 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm
 Location:Boyd Auditorium, JGB 2.324
"Understanding Ice Sheet Variability"

Ginny Cantania, PhD
Univeristy of Texas at Austin

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Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews

  Start: September 14, 2012     End: September 14, 2012
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Alumni come to the JSG to help you practice your interview skills. Sign up in JGB 2.112B, Gondwanaland-a-Job office or on GeoSource Mock Interviews Career Event.

Interviews will be in JGB 2.106B and JGB 2.106C

12:00 pm - Hydro Brown Bag: Bayani Cardenas, UT

Hydro Brown Bag: Bayani Cardenas, UT

  Start: September 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm     End: September 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Peter Zamora, pbzamora@utexas.edu, 5127673809
Title: Coupled processes along the surface water-groundwater interface: recent advances from measurements and modeling

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12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: Dr. Ann Molineux, Texas Natural Science Center

Soft Rock Seminar: Dr. Ann Molineux, Texas Natural Science Center

  Start: September 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm     End: September 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Rattanaporn Fongngern (Jah), rattanapornf@utexas.edu
From here to Eternity: Preserve your data from certain extinction

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Info Sessions

Info Sessions

  Start: September 18, 2012     End: September 18, 2012
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Newfield Exploration Info Session
JGB 2.218, 5:15 pm


4:00 pm - Tech Session, 4-5pm

Tech Session, 4-5pm

  Start: September 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm     End: September 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.324
Interaction between turbidity currents and confining mini-basin topography:
A review of existing models, experimental insights and subsurface data applications

Vishal Maharaj,
Ph.D Candidate
University of Texas at Austin

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: September 19, 2012     End: September 19, 2012
 Location:JGB Holland Family Student Center
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
BP Interviews
JGB 2.106A, 2.106B, 2.106C

Newfield Exploration Interviews
JGB 2.104B

Student Breakfast

Student Breakfast

  Start: September 19, 2012     End: September 19, 2012
 Location:JGB 2.112A Conference Room
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Come and visit with ConocoPhillips while having breakfast.
8:30 am until 11:30 am
JGB 2.112A Conference Room, Martineau Career Services Suite

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

  Start: September 19, 2012     End: September 19, 2012
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Hess Corporation Info Session
JGB 2.218 at 5:15 pm

ConocoPhillips Info Session
JGB 2.218 at 6:30 pm

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: September 20, 2012     End: September 21, 2012
 Location:JGB Holland Family Student Center
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
ConocoPhillips Interviews
JGB 2.106A and JGB 2.106B

Hess Corporation Interviews
JGB 2.106C and JGB 2.104B

Statoil Lunch & Learn

Statoil Lunch & Learn

  Start: September 20, 2012     End: September 20, 2012
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Statoil Lunch & Learn at 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lunch provided by Statoil
JGB 3.222

4:00 pm - Tech Session, 4-5pm

Tech Session, 4-5pm

  Start: September 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm     End: September 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm
 Location:Boyd Auditorium, JGB 2.324
Geophysical Signatures of Geological Parameters for Gas Shades.

Kyle Spikes, PhD
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Texas at Austin

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: September 20, 2012     End: September 21, 2012
 Location:JGB Holland Family Student Center
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
ConocoPhillips Interviews
JGB 2.106A and JGB 2.106B

Hess Corporation Interviews
JGB 2.106C and JGB 2.104B

10:30 am - UTIG Seminar Series: John Haines, GNS Science

UTIG Seminar Series: John Haines, GNS Science

  Start: September 21, 2012 at 10:30 am     End: September 21, 2012 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Mail Code R2200, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Laura Wallace, lwallace@ig.utexas.edu, 471-0324
 URL:Event Link
"The Darfield Mw 7.1 Earthquake of September 4, 2010 and the Christchurch Mw 6.3 Aftershock of February 22, 2011"

I will present a wide ranging summary of what happened in these very "costly" earthquakes, from the work of dozens of scientists at GNS Science. I will discuss the seismology of both of these earthquakes, and present an overview of surface rupture and slip on the Greendale Fault during the Darfield earthquake. In particular, seismology and geodesy reveal unusually complex source mechanisms in both of the events. These earthquakes have produced an extraordinary number of aftershocks that have heavily impacted the local community in Christchurch. I will discuss the implications that these aftershocks have for our understanding of this earthquake sequence, as well the outreach efforts geoscientists in New Zealand have made to help the public understand what has happened, and what they might expect to happen in the future. Intriguing hydrological transients in the Canterbury Plains have also occurred as a result of this earthquake sequence and I will discuss those. Some of the most notable damage in the Christchurch area has been the result of local site effects on the seismic shaking, liquefaction, and rock falls. The February event produced some of the largest ground motions ever recorded. These extreme ground motions appear to be largely the result of (a) unusually high energy release, (b) strong directivity towards Christchurch, and (c) energy released during a "slap down" or "trampoline" effect where different geological layers beneath Christchurch rose and fell at differing rates during the earthquake. Finally, I will overview the current thinking in New Zealand on where and how to rebuild Christchurch.

12:00 pm - Hydro Brown Bag: Bayani Cardenas, UT

Hydro Brown Bag: Bayani Cardenas, UT

  Start: September 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm     End: September 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Peter Zamora, pbzamora@utexas.edu, 5127673809

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: September 24, 2012     End: September 24, 2012
 Location:JGB Holland Family Student Center
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
ExxonMobil Interviews
JGB 2.106A and JGB 2.106B

BHP Billiton Interviews
JGB 2.106C and JGB 2.104B

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

  Start: September 24, 2012     End: September 24, 2012
 Location:JGB
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Anadarko Petroleum Info Session
JGB 2.218 at 5:15 pm

QEP Resources Info Session
JGB 2.218 at 6:30 pm

Wood Mackenzie Info Session
Ford Career Center, McCombs School, UTC 3.110, 7-8 pm. Note: Wood Mackenzie wants to meet geoscience students, but they are unable to come to campus this fall for the career fair or interviews. They will come in the spring semester (TBD).

12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: John Snedden, UTIG

Soft Rock Seminar: John Snedden, UTIG

  Start: September 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm     End: September 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Rattanaporn Fongngern (Jah), rattanapornf@utexas.edu
Channel-body basal scours: observations from 3D Seismic and importance for subsurface
reservoir connectivity

3:00 pm - Guest lecturer Dr. Kalev Leetaru

Guest lecturer Dr. Kalev Leetaru

  Start: September 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm     End: September 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Jessica Smith, jsmith@jsg.utexas.edu, 471-9875
 URL:Event Link
Dr. Kalev H. Leetaru, Univ. of Illinois
“Using Big Data to Understand the World"
Monday, Sept. 24, 3:00pm

Guest lecturer for Dr. Suzanne Pierce’s Decision Pathways course

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Info Sessions

Info Sessions

  Start: September 25, 2012     End: September 25, 2012
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Chevron Info Session
JGB 2.218 at 5:15 pm

Cabot Oil & Gas Info Session
JGB 2.218 at 6:30 pm

Interviews

Interviews

  Start: September 25, 2012     End: September 25, 2012
 Location:JGB Holland Family Student Center
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Anadarko Petroleum Interviews
JGB 2.106A and JGB 2.106B

ExxonMobil Interviews
at PRC, room numbers to be determined

QEP Resources Interviews
JGB 2.106C

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Info Session

Info Session

  Start: September 26, 2012     End: September 26, 2012
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Swift Energy Info Session
JGB 2.218 at 5:15 pm

Interviews

Interviews

  Start: September 26, 2012     End: September 26, 2012
 Location:JGB Holland Family Student Center
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
ExxonMobil Interviews
JGB 2.106A and JGB 2.106B

Chevron Interviews
JGB 2.106C

Cabot Oil & Gas Interviews
JGB 2.104B

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: September 27, 2012     End: September 27, 2012
 Location:JGB Holland Family Student Center
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Chevron Interviews
JGB 2.106C

Swift Energy Interviews
JGB 2.104B

Devon Energy Interviews
JGB 2.106A and JGB 2.106B

Faculty Lunch

Faculty Lunch

  Start: September 27, 2012     End: September 27, 2012
 Location:JGB 2.112A Conference Room
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Devon Energy Faculty Lunch

Noon - 1:00 pm
JGB 2.112A Conference Room, Martineau Career Services Suite

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

  Start: September 27, 2012     End: September 27, 2012
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Marathon Oil Info Session
JGB 2.218 at 5:15 pm

Hilcorp Energy Info Session
JGB 2.218 at 6:30 pm

4:00 pm - Tech Session

Tech Session

  Start: September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm     End: September 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.324, Auditorium
Prof. Wonsuck Kim
University of Texas at Austin

"Sediment Transport and Earth-surface Processes (STEP) Experimental Basin: 2011-2012"


5:15 pm - UT POSSE Meeting

UT POSSE Meeting

  Start: September 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm     End: September 27, 2012
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Manuel 'Marty' Martinez, mm45883@utexas.edu
"I will introduce myself and the other officers of the organization, and after that everyone can chat and enjoy FREE PIZZA! Again,there will not be a lecture this week, but come join us and get to know people who you share interests with!" - Manuel 'Marty' Martinez

What is UT P.O.S.S.E.?

"UT POSSE is and organization dedicated to bringing The University Texas' planetary science and space research to the forefront of the community by way of research lectures/talks and strengthening the student-faculty community by sponsoring social events, field trips, and being a central location for information about the space sciences and opportunities for students. The organization also seeks to further the research and education excellence of the UT community by bringing external speakers to events."

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: September 28, 2012     End: September 28, 2012
 Location:JGB Holland Family Student Center
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Chevron Interviews
at PRC from 8:00 am to Noon, room number TBA

Hilcorp Energy Interviews
JGB 2.106A

Marathon Oil Interviews
JGB 2.106B and JGB 2.106C

Swift Energy Interviews:
JGB 2.104B

9:00 am - Friday Seminar Series: Dr. David Ferrill, Southwest Research Institute

Friday Seminar Series: Dr. David Ferrill, Southwest Research Institute

  Start: September 28, 2012 at 9:00 am     End: September 28, 2012 at 10:00 am
 Location:BEG room 1.202
 Contact:Jenny Turner, jenny.turner@beg.utexas.edu, 512/471-2677
Title: "Faulting Processes in Carbonate Rocks and Influence of Mechanical Stratigraphy"

Abstract: Deformation in layered carbonate sequences is strongly influenced by mechanical properties of the strata. Brittle failure versus ductile deformation, mode of brittle failure, and the evolution of deformation processes in fault zones are all strongly controlled by the mechanical stratigraphy. This presentation will provide an overview of recent developments in understanding faulting processes in carbonate rocks from field-based research on Cretaceous carbonates in central and west Texas and the French Alps.

Presentation will not be video streamed

10:30 am - UTIG Seminar Series: Mladen Nedimovic, Columbia University

UTIG Seminar Series: Mladen Nedimovic, Columbia University

  Start: September 28, 2012 at 10:30 am     End: September 28, 2012 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.163, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Gail Christeson, gail@ig.utexas.edu, 471-6156
 URL:Event Link
"Juan de Fuca Plate from Accretion to Subduction"

Abstract:

Cascadia margin and the immediate offshore region are a natural laboratory for studies of various tectonic and geologic processes of global importance. Crustal accretion, oceanic plate evolution, subduction earthquake cycle, slab dehydration and intraslab seismicity are some of the many processes that occur within a distance of only several hundred kilometers. I will focus on presenting deep ocean basin observations made by interpreting reflection and tomography images formed by analyzing multichannel seismic data collected across the Pacific and Juan de Fuca plates. In the direction of increasing crustal age these are:

a) Localized lower crustal and Moho transition zone reflections;

b) Differential rate of P-wave velocity increase for layers 2A and 2B with crustal aging

c) Direct and indirect images of extensional faulting seaward from the trench. Localized lower crustal and Moho transition zone reflections are interpreted as gabbro sills providing support for existence of complex magmatic plumbing systems at mid-ocean ridges and for crustal generation hypothesis from multiple magma bodies. Measured difernce in the velocity increase for layers 2A and 2B with crustal aging suggests that the layer 2A evolution, which has generally been considered to
be rapid, is rather tepid in comparison to layer 2B evolution. Images of extensional faulting seaward from the trench indicate that Juan de Fuca plate hydration becomes active at a great distance from the trench but that it has limited depth penetration. This contrasts numerous onshore observations that support abundant presence of water within the subduction zone, suggesting that the JdF plate is significantly hydrated prior to subduction at the trench.

12:00 pm - Hydro Brown Bag: Craig Rasmussen, University of Arizona

Hydro Brown Bag: Craig Rasmussen, University of Arizona

  Start: September 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm     End: September 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Peter Zamora, pbzamora@utexas.edu, 5127673809
Jemez River Basin and Santa Catalina Mountains Critical Zone Observatory

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Off-Campus Info Session

Off-Campus Info Session

  Start: September 30, 2012     End: September 30, 2012
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122327673
Info Session for Apache Corp. is off-campus on Sunday, Sep 30.
Students will be contacted by Apache Corporation for this event.