Third Annual Robert E. Sheriff Lecture - University of Houston
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Third Annual Robert E. Sheriff Lecture


Monday, November 19, 2001

Westchase Hilton, 9999 Westheimer,

Social Hour starts at 5:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Dr. John Dewey

"Transtension in Arcs and Orogens"

Dewey photo

John F. Dewey, presently at the University of California, Davis, renowned authority on plate tectonics, will be the featured speaker at the third annual Robert E. Sheriff Ixcture Series on November 19111 at the Westchase Hilton. The lecture series is sponsored by the University of Houston Department of Geosciences and UH Geoscience Alumni Association in association with the Houston Geologic Society International Group.

Mr. Matt Martin, president of the University of—Houston Geosciencc Alumni Association (UHGXN), will be master of ceremonies.

In addition, Dr. John F. Casey, Department of Geosciences chairman, will give an overview of current activities at UH. There will be posters and presentations on current thesis and dissertation research activities of UH graduate students. Get a quick synopsis of presentations from the XAPG, GSA, SEG, GCAGS, and AGU conventions and meet the next generation of geoscientists from UH.

The Robert E. Sheriff Lecture Series was initiated in 1999 by the UT-IGAA. For the past two years it has been co-sponsored by the International Explorationists Group of the Houston Geological Society. The series honors Dr. Sheriff as an educator, scholar, and a proponent for the geosciences. Its mission -is to bring some of the best known geologists and geophysicists in the world to the llauston community in order to share highly relevant ideas to exploration geology and geophysics and showcase geoscience activity at the University of Houston.