The geology lecture series kicks off for the 2012-13 academic year with a free talk on “Oregon’s Saber-Toothed Salmon: A Story of Natural and Sexual Selection” on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 7:00 pm with Dr. Edward Davis from the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Dr. Davis received his B.S from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He is Fossil Collections Manager for the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, where, in addition to being keeper of the giant salmon, he studies the evolution and ecology of extinct antelope, camels, and horses.
Keep an eye out for future talks in the series including: Dr. Scott Burns (Portland State) on the Bretz Floods in February, Dr. Daniel Fisher (University of Michigan) discussing new research on Siberian Mammoths in April and Dr. Brandon Dugan (Rice University) who will be talking about Large Submarine Landslides as a Consortium for Ocean Leadership/ U.S. Science Support Program Distinguished Lecturer. Information on these and other talks can be found on the geology department website at: www.socc.edu/faculty/rmetzger/.
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. For additional information contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.