College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Earth Week--Dynamics of Subduction Zones and the Recycling of Water to the

Date: October 15, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 261 Padnos Hall of Science

Special Lecture Series

sponsored by the GVSU Geology Department in recognition of

Earth Science Week, Oct 15 – 19, 2012



Monday, October 15, 3 p.m.

Dynamics of Subduction Zones and the Recycling of Water to the Deep Earth

Dr. Peter van Keken

261 Padnos Hall of Science


Monday, October 15, 7 p.m.

When Earth Attacks: Why an Old Planet Causes Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Dr. Peter van Keken

Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Campus


Tuesday, October 16, 9 a.m.

The Realities of Electricity Generation

Dennis McKee

Area manager for Governmental and Public Affairs, Consumers Energy

102 Loutit Hall


Tuesday, October 16, 10 a.m.

Oil and Gas Production in Michigan: Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future

Luke Miller

Miller Energy Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan

D-2-123 Mackinac Hall


Wednesday, October 17, 5 p.m.

Hungry Dogs Don’t Play – Water Culture and Practices in Haiti

Dr. Peter Wampler, Associate Professor

Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University

107 Manitou Hall


Thursday, October 18, 4 p.m.

Observatories for Earth Science Studies: Example of Muskegon Lake Observatory

Dr. Bopaiah Biddanda, Associate Professor

Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University

102 Loutit Hall


Friday, October 19, 11 a.m.

Beyond Greening of the Campus

Norman Christopher, Executive Director

Sustainability Community Development Initiative, Grand Valley State University

103 Loutit Hall