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2010.04.12 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Arts and Sciences Speaker Series Continues April 19 with Geology Lecture

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series continues Monday, April 19, with a lecture by J. Michael Timmons, geologist and program manager of the Geologic Mapping Program (STATEMAP) at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. 

His talk - "Collaborative Geologic Research and the Trail of Time: A Partnership of Research and Geoscience Education at Grand Canyon National Park" - will begin at 7 p.m. in 169 Durham Science Center.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Timmons completed his undergraduate studies at UNO in 1995.  The University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque was the site of his graduate work, including master's thesis studies on the Late Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks of the Chuar Group in the Grand Canyon.  Timmons received a doctorate in geology from UNM in 2004.  His dissertation featured work on the Late Mesoproterozoic Unkar Group of the Grand Canyon.

The yearlong speaker series is part of the UNO College of Arts and Sciences' centennial celebration, which highlights the college's many departments and alumni.  Established in 1909, Arts and Sciences is the university's first college and largest academic unit.

For more information, call (402) 554-2662.  For additional details on upcoming speakers, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/cas/speakers.php.

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