Name: Donald D. Harrington Symposium on the Geology of the Aegean (UT Austin)
Date: Monday, April 28 (5:30pm) -Wednesday, April 30 (5:10pm), 2008
Location: University of Texas at Austin
Description: The symposium is geared towards appealing to and educating researchers, students, and the general public regarding the importance of the Aegean in understanding Earth history. Leading scientists from a range of countries and with varied expertise will present their research regarding:
• the geology of Aegean in general,
• the geologic history of specific domains within the Aegean (Cyclades, Menderes, Kazdag, Rhodope, Crete, southern Balkans, etc),
• the dynamic tectonic processes that occur within the Aegean,
• its geo-archeological history,
• its natural history and hazards, or
• comparisons of the Aegean to regions elsewhere.
Responsibilities: Teacher should be prepared to turnaround the results of this conference in an outreach format, either locally within a collaborative (or regional area if not affiliated with a collaborative), or at a state or national meeting. Outreach plan will be approved by Hilary Olson and TXESS Revolution staff. Proposed outreach plan is part of application.
Financial considerations: Teachers receive free registration for the conference. Hotel (double occupancy) stay will be paid for by conference scholarship (Doubletree Hotel Austin, Texas). Participants may check in as early as Sunday, April 27th and should check out by Thursday, May 1st. Each teacher will receive up to $320 to apply toward substitute teacher costs, RT travel to Austin and additional food (most of food is covered by the conference registration) with receipt reimbursement.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 26th, noon
Application: (document attached)
Contact: More info: http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/harrington_symposium/index.html or e-mail: Hilary Olson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, April 28, 2008: 5:30P-8:30P. Catered reception at the Harry Ransom Center located at the northeast corner of 21st and Guadalupe.
• 6:30P-7:00P. B. Clark Burchfiel: The Aegean: A Natural Laboratory for Tectonics.
• 7:00P-7:30P. George H. Davis: Archaeological Elements of Mt. Lykaion Sanctuary of Zeus (southern Peloponnesos) in Relation to Tectonics and Structural Geology.
• Both lectures will take place in the Protho Theater in the Harry Ransom Center (attendance limited to 126 people; arrive early to ensure a seat).
• UT Austin's Turkish University Students Association will provide an artistic program.
• We also hope to show a small exhibit of photographs of Constantinople from the Ransom collection.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008: 8:45AM-6:30PM. This day is dedicated towards lectures delivered by keynote speakers and a late afternoon poster session.
• The talks and posters will be held in on the UT campus in the Jackson School of Geosciences.
• Lunch and snack breaks will be provided.
• The Jackson School American Association of Petroleum Geologists Student Chapter will host an evening reception for students, alumni and presenters, including the keynote speakers.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008: 9:00A-5:10PM. This day is dedicated towards 15-minute lectures delivered by keynote speakers and an afternoon discussion session