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Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series



Frederick Albert Sutton Building

115 South 1460 East Room 295 

Salt Lake City, UT



All lectures are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm with a meet the speaker at 3:30 pm in the 2nd floor Confluence lobby. 

Day Date Speaker Title and Affiliation
TH 1/11/2018 Dr. Paul Koch "Making Mummies Talk: Using Fossils to Understand How Antartic Seals Respond to Environmental Change."
TH 1/18/2018 1st year GG Grad Students


GG Grad Student Research Reviews

TH  1/25/2018 Dr. Sam Hudson

"The mystery of the Trail Member: When good sandstones misbehave."

Brigham Young University

TH 2/1/2018 Robert F. Biek

"The Gigantic Early Miocene Markagunt and Sevier Gravity Slides, Southwest Utah.

Utah Geological Survey

TH  2/8/2018 Dr. Eric L. Bilderback

"Managing Rockfall and Landslide Risks in the National Parks"

National Park Service

TH 2/15/2018 Dr. Devon A. Orme

"Forearc Sedimentary Basins:  What we know and what remains to be discovered."

Montana State University

TH 2/22/2018 Richard E. Giraud

"Utah Landslides - Types, Problems, and Risk Reduction"

Utah Geological Survey

TH 3/1/2018 Dr. Marc W. Caffee Purdue University
 TH 3/8/2018 Dr. Kate E. Allstadt

"The Dynamics of Debris Flows and Landslides from a Seismic Perspective"

United States Geological Survey

 TH 3/15/2018 Dr. Jeffery A. Coe

"Historical Rock Avalances in Alaska: Observations, Trends, and Implicaitons."

United States Geological Survey

TH  3/22/2018   SPRING BREAK - NO DLS
TH  3/29/2018 Dr. Ramón Arrowsmith Arizona State University
TH  4/5/2018 Dr. Stephanie G. Prejean

"Erruption Forecasting in Alaska: Stories of Success and Surprise"

United States Geological Survey

TH  4/12/2018 Dr. Adrian J. Hartley

"Fluvial Depositional Systems: A Basin-Scale Approach to Predicting the Distribution of Fluvial Deposits."

University of Aberdeen

TH  4/19/2018 Dr. Brian D. Collins

"Seemingly Spontaneous Rockfalls in California's Sierra Nevada: The role of heat in rock fracture."

United States Geological Survey


Last Updated: 4/18/18