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10:00 am - Career Center Open House

Career Center Open House

  Start: September 3, 2013 at 10:00 am     End: September 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.112
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 232-0893
Come by for door prizes, food and information on the career center!

4:00 pm - Tech Sessions: Philip Guerrero

Tech Sessions: Philip Guerrero

  Start: September 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm     End: September 3, 2013
 Location:Boyd Auditorium
All Grad Student Meeting

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10:00 am - Career Center Open House

Career Center Open House

  Start: September 3, 2013 at 10:00 am     End: September 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.112
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, (512) 232-0893
Come by for door prizes, food and information on the career center!

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4:00 pm - Tech Sessions: Rich Ketcham

Tech Sessions: Rich Ketcham

  Start: September 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm     End: September 5, 2013
 Location:Boyd Auditorium

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10:30 am - UTIG Seminar Series: Jacqueline Reber, UTIG

UTIG Seminar Series: Jacqueline Reber, UTIG

  Start: September 6, 2013 at 10:30 am     End: September 6, 2013 at 11:30 am
 Location:10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Nick Hayman, hayman@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-7721
 URL:Event Link
"Sheath Folds in Simple Shear: An Analytical and Experimental Approach"

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Sheath folds are peculiar looking folds with a complex three-dimensional shape resembling a cone. These folds occur in many different rock types and are often associated with shear zones. They are considered a potential source of information for a kinematic and mechanical interpretation of shear zones. Even though sheath folds have been used to infer strain magnitude, bulk strain, and shear sense in shear zones, little is known about the relation between the cause of the fold, the amount of strain, the bulk strain, and the resulting shape of the fold.

We investigate the formation and evolution of sheath folds in simple shear to obtain a better understanding of how the initial configurations, leading to the fold, manifest themselves in the resulting fold shape, and ultimately, how reliable the information obtained from sheath folds are. With a combined analytical and experimental approach, a new formation mechanism for sheath fold formation is tested and a wide parameter space investigated. We then compare the results from the analytical and experimental study with natural examples. Our study shows that sheath folds, though magnificent structures cannot be unequivocally linked to strain magnitude or bulk strain and should not be used as kinematic indicators.

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11:30 am - Statoil Lunch & Learn

Statoil Lunch & Learn

  Start: September 9, 2013 at 11:30 am     End: September 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 4.102 Barrow Conference Room
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122320893
 URL:Event Link
Come learn and visit with representatives from Statoil, a member of the JSG Corporate Partners Program, while you have a lunch on them.

RSVP with Chelsea Ochoa at the Career Center

12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: Man Liang

Soft Rock Seminar: Man Liang

  Start: September 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Anastasia Piliouras, piliouras@utexas.edu
"The complexity of simplification - what are we looking for in a flow routing model for a deltaic environment?"

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4:00 pm - Tech Sessions: Luc Lavier

Tech Sessions: Luc Lavier

  Start: September 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm     End: September 10, 2013
 Location:Boyd Auditorium

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6:00 pm - Networking & Etiquette Dinner

Networking & Etiquette Dinner

  Start: September 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm     End: September 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm
 Location:AT&T Center, Room 103
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-8903
RSVP with Chelsea Ochoa at the Career Center

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4:00 pm - Tech Sessions: Bayani Cardenas

Tech Sessions: Bayani Cardenas

  Start: September 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm     End: September 12, 2013
 Location:Boyd Auditorium

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10:30 am - UTIG Seminar Series: Kirk McIntosh, UTIG

UTIG Seminar Series: Kirk McIntosh, UTIG

  Start: September 13, 2013 at 10:30 am     End: September 13, 2013 at 11:30 am
 Location:10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Nick Hayman, hayman@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-7721
 URL:Event Link
"The Transition from Subduction to Arc-Continent Collision: How It Works in Taiwan"

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Island arc-continent collision occurs when an ocean basin is completely subducted and the over-riding island arc impacts the continental margin. This process is thought to be an important mechanism for adding material to cratonic blocks and developing continental crust. Although this process is important through Earth history, modern analogs are limited to collisions at the northern margin of the Australian plate (Banda Arc and the Bismarck Arc), north African margin with Mediterranean arcs, and in Taiwan.

The TAIGER (TAiwan Integrated GEodynamics Research) project was designed and executed to better understand and document the collision of the N. Luzon arc with the Eurasian continental margin. TAIGER included MT profiling, a large temporary array of broadband passive seismographs, onland recording of explosive sources, an extensive onshore/offshore and marine wide-angle seismic program, and a regional, marine seismic reflection program. The Taiwan area is particularly advantageous to study arc-continent collision because as an ongoing and migrating collision we can examine different stages of collision—from pre-collision states to mature collision.

In this presentation I will focus on the pre-collision structure of the Eurasian passive margin and then trace the transition from subduction to collision along the Manila trench/N. Luzon arc to Taiwan. One of the key findings of this project is that the Eurasian continental margin is very wide and magma-poor (during rifting), with thin continental blocks documented at least 250 km southeast of the shelf edge. TAIGER seismic transects show that this thinned continental crust is initially underthrust at the Manila trench as the overlying sedimentary cover is accreted. However, north of 21° our velocity models indicate that a portion of the underthrust continental basement has been structurally underplated to the base of the accretionary prism. The amount of accreted basement rocks increases dramatically northward into southern Taiwan. Here the high-velocity rock that cores the accretionary prism in our models can be directly correlated with classic basement and cover lithologies of Taiwan’s Central Range. Notably, this basement buildup occurs south of the shelf edge and is between the N. Luzon arc and the shelf. This means that Central Range starts to form well before there is any direct contact with the arc and the continental margin.

2:00 pm - Speed Interviews w/ JSG Alumni

Speed Interviews w/ JSG Alumni

  Start: September 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm     End: September 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm
 Location:SAC 2.304
 Contact:Maurine Riess/Chelsea Ochoa, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
RSVP with Chelsea Ochoa at the Career Center

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5:00 pm - 125th Anniversary Celebration and Tailgate

125th Anniversary Celebration and Tailgate

  Start: September 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm     End: September 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm
 Location:Jackson Geosciences Building, 23rd & San Jacinto
 Contact:Kristen Tucek, ktucek@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-471-2223
You're invited to celebrate 125 years of Geosciences at UT with us during the JSG Annual Tailgate Party!

The Gameplan: Huddle up with friends & family / Tackle some Tailgate grub / Cheer on the Horns / Intercept a good time!

The Details: 2 Hours Prior to Kick-off / UT v. Ole Miss / Saturday, September 14, 2013

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11:30 am - Apache Corp. Lunch & Learn

Apache Corp. Lunch & Learn

  Start: September 16, 2013 at 11:30 am     End: September 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 4.102 Barrow Conference Room
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
 URL:Event Link
David McGee, Senior Advising Geologist, will be presenting at the lunch and learn. The title of the talk will be “The Seismic Stratigraphic Workflow – a Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts with a Single Step”.

RSVP with Chelsea Ochoa at the Career Center so we can get a good head count for food. Lunch provided by Apache Corp.

12:00 pm - Mexico's Energy Reforms - A Challenging Road Ahead

Mexico's Energy Reforms - A Challenging Road Ahead

  Start: September 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm
 Location:SAC 1.106
 URL:Event Link

12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: Wonsuck Kim

Soft Rock Seminar: Wonsuck Kim

  Start: September 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 16, 2013 at 1:00 am
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Anastasia Piliouras, piliouras@utexas.edu
"Dynamic Sedimentation on Deforming Salt: DS2"

3:00 pm - Climate Forum: Chien Wang , MIT

Climate Forum: Chien Wang , MIT

  Start: September 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm     End: September 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm
 Location:Barrow Conference Room, JGB 4.102
 Contact:Kai Zhang, kzkaizhang@gmail.com, 5125206902
"Anthropogenic Aerosols and Tropical Precipitation"

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4:00 pm - Tech Sessions Kyung Won Chang

Tech Sessions Kyung Won Chang

  Start: September 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm     End: September 17, 2013
 Location:Boyd Auditorium

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12:00 pm - iPGST Seminar: Dr. Rich Kyle

iPGST Seminar: Dr. Rich Kyle

  Start: September 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Michael Prior, mprior@utexas.edu
An integratedPGST summary of the post-Paleozoic geohistory of Trans-Pecos Texas: Progress towards understanding the origin of the Red Hills-Shafter Mineral District

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Info Sessions

Info Sessions

  Start: September 19, 2013     End: September 19, 2013
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
CGG Information Session
5:15-6:15 PM
JGB 2.218

Whiting Petroleum Information Session
6:30-7:30 PM
JGB 2.218

11:30 am - Paleo Brown Bag: Julia Clarke

Paleo Brown Bag: Julia Clarke

  Start: September 19, 2013 at 11:30 am     End: September 19, 2013
 Location:JGB 3.218
 Contact:Julia Clarke, julia_clarke@jsg.utexas.edu
Early Late Cretaceous continental vertebrate assemblages from Middle Asia

11:30 am - Denbury Resources Lunch & Learn

Denbury Resources Lunch & Learn

  Start: September 19, 2013 at 11:30 am     End: September 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm
 Location:JGB 4.102
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
Come learn about Denbury Resources and the internships they offer. They will be recruiting juniors, seniors and grad students for geology internships.

Lunch will be provided by Denbury Resources. RSVP through the Career Center.

11:30-12:30 in JGB 4.102

4:00 pm - Tech Sessions: Hans Dieter Sues, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology

Tech Sessions: Hans Dieter Sues, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology

  Start: September 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm     End: September 19, 2013
 Location:JGB 2.324
 Contact:Julia Clarke, julia_clarke@jsg.utexas.edu
 URL:Event Link
Triassic Life on Land: The Great Transition

Where: JGB 2.324
Time: 4pm

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7:30 am - BHP Billiton Student Breakfast

BHP Billiton Student Breakfast

  Start: September 20, 2013 at 7:30 am     End: September 20, 2013 at 9:30 am
 Location:Holland Family Student Center
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
 URL:Event Link
Meet and eat breakfast with BHP Billiton before heading over to the Geosciences Career Fair.

Breakfast provided by BHP Billiton. Please RSVP through GeoSource.

10:00 am - Geosciences Career Fair 2013

Geosciences Career Fair 2013

  Start: September 20, 2013 at 10:00 am     End: September 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm
 Location:Student Activities Center Ballroom
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673

10:30 am - UTIG Seminar Series: Bethany Ehlmann, Caltech

UTIG Seminar Series: Bethany Ehlmann, Caltech

  Start: September 20, 2013 at 10:30 am     End: September 20, 2013 at 11:30 am
 Location:10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Nick Hayman, hayman@ig.utexas.edu, 512 471 7721
 URL:Event Link
"Aqueous Environments During Mars' First Billion Years"

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The last decade of high resolution orbital imaging spectroscopy of Mars has revealed nearly a dozen distinct aqueous, potentially habitable environments, ranging from lacustrine to hydrothermal to weathering. These environments varied in space and time and do not necessarily imply a continually warm early Mars, but rather a warm and wet subsurface with punctuated periods of more clement conditions that allowed liquid water availability at the surface. One of these environments, the sedimentary facies in the Gale Crater basin, is the landing site for the Curiosity rover, and first results from this mission will also be discussed.

12:00 pm - Hydro Brown Bag: Kevin Befus

Hydro Brown Bag: Kevin Befus

  Start: September 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222

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12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: Julio Leva Lopez

Soft Rock Seminar: Julio Leva Lopez

  Start: September 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Anastasia Piliouras, piliouras@utexas.edu

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Info Session

Info Session

  Start: September 24, 2013     End: September 24, 2013
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
Master of Science in Finance Program Information Session
Presented by the McCombs School of Business
5:15-6:15 PM
JGB 2.218

4:00 pm - Tech Sessions: Migdalys Salazar

Tech Sessions: Migdalys Salazar

  Start: September 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm     End: September 24, 2013
 Location:Boyd Auditorium

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11:30 am - Austin GeoModeling Lunch & Learn

Austin GeoModeling Lunch & Learn

  Start: September 25, 2013 at 11:30 am     End: September 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 4.102
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
Are you interested in 3D Interactive Geological Interpretation Software? Austin Geomodeling is offering free software and training to students.

12:00 pm - iPGST Seminar: Dr. Kenneth Farley

iPGST Seminar: Dr. Kenneth Farley

  Start: September 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Michael Prior, mprior@utexas.edu

12:00 pm - iPGST Seminar: Dr. Kenneth Farley

iPGST Seminar: Dr. Kenneth Farley

  Start: September 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Michael Prior, mprior@utexas.edu

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Info Session

Info Session

  Start: September 26, 2013     End: September 26, 2013
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
BP Information Session
5:15-6:15 PM
JGB 2.218

4:00 pm - Tech Sessions: Ken Farley

Tech Sessions: Ken Farley

  Start: September 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm     End: September 26, 2013
 Location:Boyd Auditorium

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10:30 am - UTIG Seminar Series: John Chiang, UC Berkeley

UTIG Seminar Series: John Chiang, UC Berkeley

  Start: September 27, 2013 at 10:30 am     End: September 27, 2013 at 11:30 am
 Location:10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Yuko Okamura, yukoo@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-0383
 URL:Event Link
"Extratropical Cooling, Interhemispheric Thermal Gradients, and Tropical Climate Change"

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Recent studies suggest the existence of a global atmospheric teleconnection of extratropical cooling to the tropical rainfall climate, mediated through the development of a thermal contrast between the hemispheres—an interhemispheric thermal gradient. This teleconnection has been largely motivated by studies that show a global synchronization of rapid climate change during abrupt climate changes of the last glacial period. In this talk, I will review the motivations and recent developments of this teleconnection hypothesis, in particular the atmospheric dynamics of the underlying mechanisms and applications of this hypothesis toward understanding past, present and future tropical rainfall change.

12:00 pm - Hydro Brown Bag: Todd Caldwell

Hydro Brown Bag: Todd Caldwell

  Start: September 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222

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Info Sessions

Info Sessions

  Start: September 30, 2013     End: September 30, 2013
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
ConocoPhillips Information Session
5:15-6:15

Occidental Petroleum Information Session
6:30-7:30

8:00 am - ConocoPhillips Student Breakfast

ConocoPhillips Student Breakfast

  Start: September 30, 2013 at 8:00 am     End: September 30, 2013 at 11:00 am
 Location:JGB 4.102 Barrow Conference Rm
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
 URL:Event Link
Come have breakfast and visit with representatives from ConocoPhillips.

Breakfast provided by ConocoPhillips. Grad students only, please.

12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: Ryan McKenzie

Soft Rock Seminar: Ryan McKenzie

  Start: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm     End: September 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Anastasia Piliouras, piliouras@utexas.edu

3:00 pm - Climate Forum: Adam Schlosser, MIT

Climate Forum: Adam Schlosser, MIT

  Start: September 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm     End: September 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm
 Location:Barrow Conference Room, JGB 4.102
 Contact:Kai Zhang, kzkaizhang@gmail.com, 5125206902
“Assessing the Future of the World's Water Resources: An Integrated Assessment Model Approach”