Please note the reduced rate for K-12 educators for the Sunday pre-meeting field trip Sedimentary Environments and Dinosaur Tracks, Woodbine Formation, Lake Grapevine (Dallas).
Continuing Education Credit (CEU)
CEUs can be accrued from participation in organized education experiences. One CEU equals 10 contact hours and applies to meeting field trips and/or short courses. There's no charge for a certificate; please contact Beth Engle, for more information.
- Icebreaker Reception
Sun., 15 March, 5:30-7:30 p.m., UTD Conference Center.
- South-Central Section Management Board Meeting
Mon., 16 March, 5:45-6:45 p.m., UTD Conference Center.
- South-Central Section Business Meeting
Mon., 16 March, 6:45-7:45 p.m., UTD Conference Center.
- Reception for GSA 50-Year Members
Mon., 16 March. Save the date — invitations will be sent! For more information, contact Jack Sharp, , or Robert Rutford, .
- Geology and Public Policy Forum: Resource Planning and Geoscientific Input.
Mon., 16 March 3:30-5:30 p.m., UTD Conference Center, Room 1.102
Wendi Williams, Univ. of Arkansas; Jack Sharp, Univ. of Texas at Austin; Tom Brikowski, Univ. of Texas at Dallas.
In conjunction with the GSA Committee on Geology and Public Policy, the South-Central Section will host a panel discussion concerning the role geoscientists can and should play in improving the scientific basis for water-resource, energy-resource, and related land-use decisions. This public policy forum will follow the theme session "Water Resource Challenges and Opportunities in North-Central Texas and Surrounding Regions" and will be free and open to the general public. Following short presentations (10-15 min. each) by invited panel members and an audience question and answer period, the panel, guided by a moderator, will explore key issues confronting the sustainable development of water resources in the region.
Southern U.S. Alkalic Igneous Rocks
Monday 16 March 2009
10:30 a.m., following the Trans-Pecos technical session
University of Texas - Dallas Conference Center Room 1.120
Each 10-minute presentation will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Genet Duke and Elizabeth Anthony presiding.
STERN, Bob (University of Texas-Dallas)
Tectonics of the highly alkaline rocks and carbonatites of Texas
BURKE, Kevin and KHAN, Shuhab (University of Houston)
Mid-continent carbonatite-kimberlite linear trend: slab-edge focus
as alternative to hot-spot track.
DUKE, Genet Ide (Louisiana State University – Alexandria)
Extension? or subduction?
related magmatism in SE Trans-Pecos, Texas, during the mid-Tertiary.
MIGGINS, Dan (University of Texas – El Paso)
|11:25 a.m.|| Nepheline
syenite in two puzzling tectonic settings: the Trans-Pecos magmatic
province and the forearc of the Oregon Cascades.
PARKER, Don (Baylor University)
of three meimichite-picrite-foidite xenoliths from two Louisiana salt
REN, Minghua (University of Texas – El Paso), ANTHONY, Y. Elizabeth, STERN, Robert, GRIFFIN, Randy, NORTON, Ian, and LOCK, Brian
|11:55 a.m.|| Geochemistry
and geochronology of the Balcones igneous province: A summary of my
GRIFFIN, Randy (University of Texas – Dallas)
|12:10 p.m.|| Characteristics
of upper mantle xenoliths hosted by Late Cretaceous nephelinites.
RAYE, Urmidola (University of Texas – Dallas)
The Guest program for the South-Central meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of registrants.