The campus community is invited to attend a pair of lectures, given by Dr. Douglas Burbank, the UNM Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Caswell Silver Distinguished Lecturer. The first, on Thursday May 8 at 3:30 p.m., is titled, "Growth of the Tibetan Plateau: View from Its Northeast Quadrant." The second, titled "Building Mountains: Interactions of Climate, Erosion, and Tectonics in the Himalaya,” is Friday May 9, 2 p.m. Both lectures will be presented in Northrop Hall, rm. 122.

Burbank, who is an Earth Science professor from the University of California, Santa Barbara, focuses his research expertise in the areas of tectonic geomorphology, collisional orogens, sedimentation, and tectonics and surface processes. For more, visit: Douglas Burbank.

The Caswell Silver Foundation was created in 1980 through an endowment by Caswell Silver, an alumnus of the Department of Geology. The Foundation was established with the sole purpose of supporting graduate education and research at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UNM. The Foundation supports several programs including the Caswell Silver Professorship in Geology, Vincent C. Kelley Graduate Fellowships and Leon T. Silver Graduate Fellowships, Caswell Silver Undergraduate Research Support and The Caswell Silver Distinguished Lecture Series.

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