Research Comes to Life

SSU Geology Lecture Series Brings Exciting Topics Like the Galapagos Islands, Central Californian Coast, Alaska and More to Campus
August 28, 2017
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The Galapagos Islands

Sonoma State University's Geology Lecture Series brings speakers from all around Northern California to the Rohnert Park campus including a special lecture by Professor Matt James on his new book Collecting Evolution: The Galapagos Expedition that Vindicated Darwin. James will speak about his experiences visiting the Galapagos and talking about his unique research he was able to obtain from the California Academy of Sciences, where he is a Fellow.

Lectures are in Darwin 128 at noon on Wednesday. Cookies and Coffee are served. All are welcome to join the speaker for an informal lunch on campus at Overlook after the talk. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

Sept. 13

Environmental and Nuclear Forensic Studies of the Actinide Elements

Enrica Balboni, Postdoctural Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Sept. 27

Collecting Evolution: The Galapagos Expedition that Vindicated Darwin

Matt James, Sonoma State University Professor 


Oct. 11

Geology of the Central Coast of California

Alan Chapman, Assistant Professor at Macalaster College


Nov. 1

Strain and Vorticity Analysis of Mid-Crustal Rocks Exhumed Along the Denali Fault in the Eastern Alaska Range

Laura Tait, Graduate Student at UC Davis


Nov. 8

Career Opportunities in the Wastewater/Water Resources Field

Veronica Astells, Environmental Program Manager, Town of Windsor


Nov. 15

The Working Life of a SSU Geology Graduate

Nick Bel, Distinguished Sonoma State University Alumni


The John and Mary Louise Riley Geology Lecture Series is sponsored by the SSU Geology Club, an academic club with the common interest of rocks, fossils, and the Earth.