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Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

Water, Pore Fluid Pressure, and 30 Degrees:
All You Need to Know to Understand Rock Deformation

Dr. Charles M. Onasch
Professor, Department of Geology
Director, School of Earth, Environment, and Society

March 26, 2015 - 4p - 5p - 206 BTSU

Deformation of rocks in the Earth’s crust occurs by a number of complex physical and chemical processes. Furthermore, many of these processes are intimately interrelated in both space and time. Despite the daunting complexity, the majority of all rock deformation can be understood with just three simple concepts: water, pore fluid pressure, and 30o. This talk will explain each of these and demonstrate how they can be applied to understand natural rock deformation in
Ohio and the Appalachians.

Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.



March 30, 2015
9a - 12p
BTSU 314, 315, & 316

BGSU takes "girl culture" international this year for its celebration of Women's History Month. "Global Girls" is the theme for the month's events, which include girls and women from around the world. The month culminates March 30 with a research symposium, guest speaker and presentation of awards and scholarships.

The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program will host the research symposium, featuring the work of undergraduate and graduate students, with concurrent sessions from 9 a.m. to noon March 30 in 314, 315 and 316 Bowen- Thompson Student Union. A fund-raising silent auction will be held from 12:30-3 p.m. in 308 Union, where the remainder of the events will take place, including Women's Equity Action Legacy Award presentations at 1 p.m. for undergraduate and graduate student winners of the research/writing competition.

Keynote speaker Dr. Heather Switzer, assistant professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, will discuss "Postfeminist Politics and Girl Effects: Exploring the Limits and Possibilities of Girls Gone Global" at 2 p.m.

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Kids' Tech U is for students ages 9-12 who are interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They will learn from scientists who work in these fields, and participate in hands-on activities that let them explore scientific concepts.

Spring Sessions

  • Feb. 7 - Dr. Peg Yacobucci, a BGSU associate professor of geology, will lead an interactive session titled "How Do Fossils Reveal Our Planet's Past, Present, and Future?"
  • Feb. 14 - Dr. Karen Lynn Snover-Clift, director of the Cornell University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, associate director of Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network (NEPDN), and national quality manager of the network, will share "A Mighty Oak Tree Is Killed in the Forest; DNA Can Tell Us Who Did It."
  • March 28 - Dr. Andrew Torelli, a BGSU assistant professor of chemistry, will answer "What's the Best Way to Grow Crystals?"
  • April 11 - Dr. John McDowell, a Virginia Tech professor of plant pathology, will discuss "Why Are the Foods that You Love the Most in Danger from Rusts, Blights, Molds and Mildews?"

Kids' Tech U Sign-up Information

  • For students who live within a one-hour driving distance of BGSU.
  • $80 registration fee to participate; scholarships are available
  • Includes lunch card and a KTU T-shirt
  • Students work with undergraduate and graduate students, professors and STEM leaders from community organizations and local industries.

Online registration is now open and will be limited to 150 children.