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Two Announcements from the SCEC Community

Date: 01/25/2024

Dear SCEC Community,

See the following announcements:

  • Abstract Submissions for Session on Natural Hazards and Clay Minerals
  • Professor/Director, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology


On behalf of Diane Moore, USGS

Abstract Submissions for Session on Natural Hazards and Clay Minerals

Please consider submitting an abstract for this session to the 2024 joint annual meeting of the Clay Minerals Society and Asian Clay Conference, to be held June 3-6, 2024 at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Session Title: Natural Hazards and Clays

Description: Clay minerals can significantly influence the frictional strength of rocks, impacting the behavior of natural faults and landslides. Frictional properties are contingent upon numerous factors, including mineral composition, preferred orientation, particle size and morphology, the presence of fluids, compaction, pressure, temperature, and sliding velocity. In this session, we welcome research encompassing observational studies, experimental investigations of deformation and friction, microphysical and molecular modeling, as well as innovative methodologies for exploring natural hazards and delving into the underlying physics and chemistry. 

Conveners:  Hiroshi Sakuma, Diane Moore
Invited speakers: Dr. Hanaya Okuda, JAMSTEC, Japan and Prof. Li-Wei Kuo, National Central University, Taiwan.

Abstract deadline: March 1, 2024.
Conference details at: clays.org



On behalf of Daniel Trugman, Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Professor/Director, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Applications are invited for the Professor/Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) role at the University of Nevada, Reno. NBMG serves as the geological survey for the state of Nevada.  This tenure-track faculty position at Full Professor level reports directly to the Dean of the College of Science.  The Director of the NBMG serves as the Nevada State Geologist and will lead a strong research organization focused on the geologic framework, natural resources, and geologic hazards of Nevada. The successful candidate should have the vision and initiative to enhance innovative research and educational programs within NBMG in collaboration with other departments at UNR and other institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education. NBMG has programs in economic geology, geothermal energy, Quaternary geology, geological mapping, structural geology, geodesy, GIS-cartography, and data management. 

The primary responsibilities, qualifications, and other details are included on the application portal at https://bit.ly/49bvwSN.



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