Stephen Marshak Geoscience Lectures

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Noon event: University of Tulsa campus, Keplinger Hall U-1, 7:30 p.m. event: University of Tulsa campus, Keplinger Hall M-1

Stephen MarshakThe University of Tulsa's Geosciences Department will host University of Illinois professor Dr. Stephen Marshak for two speaking engagements on Wednesday, October 17.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - The Origin of Map-View Curves in Fold-Thrust Belts

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - What's Happening Deep Beneath the Midcontinent?: Tectonics, Earthquakes and the EarthScope Project in North America's Interior

The Midcontinent has remained a mystery over the years due to an inability to take measurements and characterize rocks deep below the surface. Now EarthScope, a major research project, will allow geologists to produce CAT-scan-like images of the Earth's interior beneath the Midcontinent.

About Dr. Marshak
Stephen Marshak is a professor of geology and director of the School of Earth, Society and Environment at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has taught structural geology, tectonics and field geology for 30 years and recently became a participant in the EarthScope project.

Beverly Phelps