In the heart of a dynamic geologic environment

Geology is the study of Earth and other planetary bodies; their composition, structure, and evolution. The Portland State University Geology Department excels at both teaching and research, partnering with local businesses, government, regional universities and K-12 schools. We are situated in the Pacific Northwest, a dynamic geologic environment. We capitalize on our unique location and the diversity of our faculty and student body. 

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The Importance of "Offset" Magma Reservoirs at Arc…

Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, January 20 at 3:30 pm…
Add to my Calendar 2021-01-20 23:30:01 2021-01-14 14:49:05 The Importance of "Offset" Magma Reservoirs at Arc Volcanoes, Based on Geophysical Studies Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, January 20 at 3:30 pm.   “The Importance of "Offset" Magma Reservoirs at Arc Volcanoes, Based on Geophysical Studies” Allen Lerner, University of Oregon Allan Lerner was born and raised in Queens, New York. He obtained his BA in geology from Amherst College, MA, studying a pumice fall in the Aleutian Islands as his senior thesis. He spent time as a research assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory, followed by interning at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, and at the University of Colima, Mexico. Allen obtained his Masters Degree at Oregon State University, where he investigated the petrologic utility of zircon-hosted melt inclusions from the ridiculously large Youngest Toba Tuff (Sumatra, Indonesia) eruption. He has also now obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. This is a virtual event held on Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/81541458302 Password: 468769 Contact: geodept@pdx.edu with any questions Contact: geodept@pdx.edu with any questions America/Los_Angeles public

Towards Resilient Futures Speaker Series: Geodisaster Resilience

"Towards Resilient Futures" is a monthly virtual speaker series that…
Add to my Calendar 2021-02-11 12:00:00 2021-02-11 13:00:00 Towards Resilient Futures Speaker Series: Geodisaster Resilience "Towards Resilient Futures" is a monthly virtual speaker series that presents cutting-edge research and approaches on the resilience of urban and rural communities and systems to hazards and disasters. The speakers represent the core faculty of Portland State University's new transdisciplinary Emergency Management and Community Resilience graduate program. The talks will critically focus on local and global issues and share pragmatic solutions. This month's speaker: Scott Burns, professor emeritus of geology "Geodisaster Resilience - Quakers, Floods, Slides and More" REGISTER FOR WEBINAR Remote emcr@pdx.edu emcr@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public
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