Public Geology Lectures on the Second Friday of the Month
Convenient $5 evening parking is available after 5:00 p.m. in Parking Structure #2, 1724 SW Broadway, across from Cramer Hall. Note your license plate, so you can enter it and pay at the pay station. More PSU parking info here.
Join us at 6:00 p.m. at Pizzicato, 1708 SW 6th Avenue for delicious pizza and salads and beverages.
Join us in down the hall in the Geology Department office for snacks and discussion. Also check out our lending library in Room 69 staffed by Librarian Diane Gordon.
For People Using Public Transportation
Look for a convenient park and ride near a MAX train or bus stop. The #19 bus and the Orange Line MAX drop you off within a block or two of PSU. The bus gets scarce after 9:00 but MAX runs pretty frequently.
Lecture in Cramer Hall
Join us for lectures on topics of geologic interest. All GSOC lectures are open to the public. A $3 donation is requested. (Free for students.) Snacks are available after the lecture in the Geology Department Office, 17 Cramer Hall.
GSOC Annual Holiday Party is scheduled for SATURDAY, December 16, at 614 NE 114th Ave., Portland. GSOC Board Members will provide main dishes with protein of various sorts. Other members please bring vegetable, side dishes or desserts for 6 to share, plus beverage of their choice. Music program to be announced.
There will be no December Friday night meeting due to the Holiday Party.
GSOC field trip leaders will present our "Year in Review" program with brief slide show summaries of their trips.
Rik Smoody: “The Eclipse! And More…,” August 18-21
Paul Edison-Lahm: “Johnson Creek Watershed Geology Science Pub” September 21, 2017
Larry Purchase: “GSOC Rock Quarry and Gravel Pit Field Trip,” June 11-12
Sheila Alfsen, “Mt. St. Helens Helicopter Tour,” September 9
Recent lidar mapping of large landslides in the western Columbia Gorge in Skamania County, WA, shows that there are many more landslides than previously thought. The mapping area contains at least 215 discrete landslides of various ages — ranging from more than 15,000 years old to currently active. Tom Pierson is a senior research scientist at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington, where his investigations focus mainly on volcano hazards involving lahars (mudflows), floods, and landslides—processes occurring both during and following volcanic eruptions.
Lectures are in Cramer Hall, Portland State University, 1721 SW Broadway; between Montgomery and Mill. Room assignments vary, so check our latest announcement.
GSOC lending library
The Lending Library is open before and after the Friday evening meetings in Room 69. Our librarian is Diana Gordon.