Susan Brantley Lecture

Susan L. Brantley
"Bedrock to Soil: Where Rock Meets Life"

Thursday, February 11, 2010 | 7:00 p.m.
College of Law Courtroom
711 Rayburn Street
Moscow, Idaho

Susan L. Brantley, distinguished professor of geosciences and director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania State University, will present the sixth annual Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  The lecture will take place at the College of Law Courtroom at 711 Rayburn Street on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow.  The title of Dr. Brantley's presentation is "Bedrock to Soil: Where Rock Meets Life."  The university community and general public are invited to attend.

Dr. Brantley earned her bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees at Princeton University.  She joined the faculty of Penn State in 1986.  She is a past president of the Geochemical Society and was recently elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.  Her research interests include water-rock interaction, soil geochemistry and weathering, geomicrobiology, and environmental water problems and biogeochemical cycles.

The Austin Lecture is funded by the Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Memorial Endowment, which was established by the family and friends of the Austins in 1987. Bob Austin graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in metallurgical engineering in 1934. He was a long-time supporter of the university and a founder of the College of Mines and Earth Resources Constituent Alumni Association (C2A2). All three of the Austins’ children earned degrees from the University of Idaho, and two grandchildren are alumni as well.

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