Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First O.T. Hayward Lecture Series Speaker Announced.

Set aside some time the evening of October 6.

Dr. David Montgomery, professor of geomorphology in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at University of Washington, comes as the inaugural lecturer in this series at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 6 in BSB D110. The lecture will be preceded by a reception beginning at 6:30.

. . . and he's even a geomorphologist - how apt is this?

He has written two books and numerous articles that have appeared in such journals as Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. A 2008 MacArthur Fellow, Montgomery’s publications have explored, among other things, how landslides and glacial erosion influence the height of mountains, how rivers originate and shape the landscape, and how human modification of river channels affects aquatic ecosystems.

More about Dr. Montgomery at these links:
American Rivers Science Advisor
2008 MacArthur Fellow David Montgomery

Baylor Geology Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled

Finally, a new announcement on the blog!

I received news of the next Advisory Board Meeting to be held this fall, Friday, October 23rd, the afternoon before the Homecoming Bonfire.

Since I can never find my paper copy of the by-laws, they are now on-line here.

So, if any of you Geo-types are coming in for homecoming, think about arriving a little early. Come to the meeting - the more, the merrier!