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Stanford Report, September 24, 1997

Events for Earth Sciences anniversary: 9/24/97

Earth Sciences 50th anniversary events

Here are the events planned to celebrate 50 years of the School of Earth Sciences and 106 years of earth science at Stanford:

Faculty Lectures

"Paradise Lost? Environmental Impacts in Hawaii" ­
Keith Loague. Thursday, Sept. 25, 1 to 2 p.m.

"Earthquakes, Armageddon and the Dead Sea Scrolls" ­
Amos Nur. Friday, Sept. 26, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

"Mapping the Amazon" ­
Ron Lyon. Friday, Sept. 26, 1 to 2 p.m.


Events & Exhibits

"Time Slices"
Exhibits celebrating 106 years of earth science history; displays of the latest in faculty and student research; a Geographic Information Systems demonstration; and an affectionate look back at the annual summer Stanford Geological Survey. Green Earth Sciences Research Building, and Branner Library, Mitchell Building; Thursday-Friday, Sept. 25-26, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.

"Mining the Past: A Rich History in Photographs"
Slides from the Geohistory Archives, with narration by Dean Lynn Orr. Geology Corner, McGee Lecture Hall; Friday, Sept. 26, 3:30 to 4 p.m.


Barbecue

A traditional field-style "Santa Maria" barbecue with a Caribbean steel band, hosted by Unocal. Limited to Earth Sciences alumni and invited guests; Friday, Sept. 26,4 - 6:30 p.m.


Geo Tour

Professors Mike McWilliams, Paul Segall and Mark Zoback, and USGS geophysicist Mary Lou Zoback, '74, M.S. '75, Ph.D. '78, will show the San Andreas Fault from Hoover Tower, tell how Global Positioning System satellites help monitor volcanoes and plate movements in real time, and tour the minerals collected in display cases and the walls of buildings on campus. Saturday, Sept. 27, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.

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