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| Thursday, 25 October 2018 |
Global event

Flu Shot Clinic

11:00 AM

Flu Shot Clinic:



Thurs Oct. 25th in President's Lounge-Chapin


11am-1:30pm and 4:30pm-6pm



Flu shot cost: $10.00
Global event

Water and Lithium - The nexus of hydrogeosciences and green energy

4:00 PM
Water and Lithium - The nexus of hydrogeosciences and green energy in the transition from fossil fuels
2018 Geological Society of America Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture
Dr. David Boutt, Associate Professor of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
The Earth is warming at an unprecedented pace due to the release of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels. Our society is now in the great transition to a green and more sustainable energy supply. The development of portable and powerful energy storage mechanisms is essential to replace our dependence on the high-energy density fossil fuels. Lithium-ion batteries have emerged as one important technology for this purpose. The element lithium is abundant and plentiful on the planet but is rarely found at high concentrations to be of economical use. Economic deposits of lithium are found in pegmatites and closed-basin continental brines. The origin of the lithium brines and their distribution worldwide is fundamentally tied to the hydrology and hydrogeology of the host basins. This talk focuses on the multifaceted role of (ground) water in transporting, accumulating, and extracting lithium in continental brines and this discipline represents an important interface between hydrogeology, economic geology, and our green energy supplies. Field examples from Northern Chile and the Great Basin of the United States highlight the inter-disciplinary nature of the origin and evolution of continental lithium brine deposits. Many aspects of geosciences including volcanology, sedimentology, geomorphology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleoclimate, structural geology and tectonics combine with hydrogeosciences make this a particularly exciting example of the importance of earth sciences to future energy supplies. The environmental impacts of lithium brine pumping is explored and discussed in the context of balancing the sustainability of lithium-ion batteries.
Global event

Beloit Urban Garden Workday

4:00 PM
Come lend a hand at BUG, the student-run organic campus farm. Work may include harvesting, weeding, or putting the garden to sleep for the season.
Every volunteer can go home with a haul of fresh produce that we pick! Hope to see you there!
The BUG is located across the street from Kerris Field, a block north of Commons at 1031 Church St.
Global event

FS&P Committee Meeting

4:00 PM
Faculty Status and Performance (FS&P) Committee Meeting
Global event

Flu Shot Clinic

4:30 PM

Flu Shot Clinic:



Thurs Oct. 25th in President's Lounge-Chapin


11am-1:30pm and 4:30pm-6pm



Flu shot cost: $10.00
Global event

2018 Miller Upton Forum Panel Presentation

7:00 PM
THURSDAY Oct 25th 7-8:30 pm Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
PANEL: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBALIZATION
1. “Guarding (Against) Financial Globalization - International Financial Safety Nets and Sovereign Debt Default” Ted Liu ’13, PhD student at the University of California – Santa Cruz
2. “Roger Douglas and the deregulation in New Zealand: 1984-2017” by Jonathan Mason ’80, CFO, Cabot Corporation, Beloit College Board of Trustees
3. “Economic Consequences of Globalization in Africa” by Darlington Sabasi, Assistant Professor of Economics, Beloit College (co-authored with Johnson Gwatipedza)
You can find the detailed schedule at https://www.beloit.edu/upton/forum/schedule/