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.
Paleomagnetists — scientists who track the motions of continents from ancient magnetic field directions frozen into rocks — have long known that Oregon has been slowly rotating clockwise over geologic time. Today, GPS documents that the entire Pacific Northwest is rotating clockwise at a little less than 1 degree per million years, causing the Coast Range to move northward and push against slow-moving Canada. The northward push is responsible for crustal earthquakes on shallow faults in the Northwest urban corridor. Dr. Ray Wells has been a research geologist with the USGS for 40 years, where he used field geology, paleomagnetism, and GPS to understand the tectonic evolution and seismic hazards of active continental margins.
Evaluating the Influence of Cascadia Subduction and the High Lava Plains on Magmatism at a Geologic Crossroads in Central Oregon. Our speaker Dr. Jeffrey Templeton is a Professor of Geology at Western Oregon University, where his research interests include igneous petrology, volcanology, and undergraduate geoscience education.
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.