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Professor and Chair Dawn Sumner

Professor and Chair Dawn Sumner

2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends of Earth and Planetary Sciences,

I am pleased to announce the latest edition of the UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading about the teaching and research currently going on in the department.

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PhD Exit Talk: 11 am in 1309 Earth & Phy. Sci.

Mon, March 2, 2015: “Mechanisms of strain transfer along strike-slip faults” – by Jacob Selander

Wednesday Seminar: 4 pm in 55 Roessler

March 4, 2015: “What can the Cretaceous-to-Present Latitude History of the Lhasa Terrane tell us about Plate-Scale Deformation in the Tibetan-Himalayan Orogen?” – by Dr. Pete Lippert, University of Utah

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Mission To Antarctica

Why would geologists be studying bacteria at the bottom of a lake in Antarctica to better understand whether life once existed on other planets? Learning how microbial communities affect the shaping of bio-chemical structures called stromatolites could help researchers understand whether living bacteria was present in the formation of geological structures on Mars.

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