Jahns Jaunts, Venues and Lectures

Medley SF AEG Dinner Meeting Aug 11 2009 IMG_0009 Jahns Lectures Nov 2008- Oct 2009  (E Medley)I presented 85 Lectures, including 8 side frolics at noon brown bags lectures at various firms. Generally, I organized Lectures as series in geographical areas. I call them Jahns Jaunts. The Jaunts were as short as one day or as long as 17 days (Phoenix-Albuquerque-Austin-Dallas-Charleston, SC-Raleigh, NC-Blacksburg, VA). The Lectures are listed:

Sept. 17 2008 New Orleans, LA Annual Meeting Ass. Engineering Geologists Opening Session Shoot!, This Will be Delightful…”, Introduction as 2009 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology

Nov. 9 – Nov 14 2008:
Nov 10 2008 Oxford, MS University of Mississippi , Dept Geological Engineering – First Year Geology Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe

Nov 10 2008 Oxford, MS University of Mississippi , Dept Geological Engineering – Something to Chew on- Rock is More Nutritious than Dirt

Nov 10 2008 Oxford, MS University of Mississippi , Geol Students Club “Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey”

Nov 11 2008 Starksville, MS Mississippi State University Dept Geology “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Nov 12 2008 Hattiesburg, MSUniversity of Southern Mississippi Dept Geology – Grad Seminar Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe

Nov 12 2008 Hattiesburg, MS University of Southern Mississippi Dept Geology- Grad Seminar Special Lecture: “Sea Cliff Erosion at Pacifica, CA Caused by 1996/1997 El Nino Storm”

Nov 13 2008 Vicksburg, MS USACE Water Ways Experimental Station Geotechnical Group “An Introduction to the Use of Ground-Based Stereo Photography in Geopractice”

Nov. 18 – Nov 20 2008:
Nov 19 2008 Burnaby, BC Simon Fraser University , Geosciences Grad Seminar “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Nov 19 2008 Burnaby, BC Brit. Columbia Inst of Technology Mining Technology “Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey “

Nov 19 2008 Vancouver, BC University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Geotechnical Society Geological Engineeing/VGS Dist. Lecturer “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Nov. 7 – Nov. 9 2008:
Jan. 8 2009 Golden , CO Colorado School of Mines Geol. Eng Grad Seminar “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

Jan. 8 2009 Golden, CO Colorado School of Mines AEG Rocky Mt; and AEG Student Section at CSM “Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey”


Jan 14 2009
San Leandro, CA California Land Surveyors Association Dinner Meeting East Bay Chapter “Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe”

Jan 27 2009 Los Angeles, CA Univ CA at Los Angeles Geotechnical Group – Grad Students “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Feb 10 2009 Huntington Beach, CA Geosyntec – Huntington Beach HB Office and GEAG Web-Seminar “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Feb. 19-Feb 20 2009:
Feb 19 2009 Fresno, CA Cal. State Univ at Fresno Geology Dept-Grad Students “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

Feb 19 2009 Fresno CA Assoc Eng Geologists – Dinner Meeting Fresno Chapter Sac. Section “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

Feb. 24 – Feb. 27 2009:
Feb. 24 2009 Chico, CA Cal. State Univ. at Chico Geology Students/AEG Student Section “Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey”

Feb 24 2009 Folsom, CA Assoc Eng Geologists – Dinner Meeting Sacramento Section “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Feb 25 2009 Davis, CA Univ California at Davis Geotechnical Engineering “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

Feb 26 2009 Reno, NV Univ Nevada at Reno Geological Engineering Grad Students “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

Feb 26 2009 Reno, NV Assoc Eng Geologists – Dinner Meeting Great Basin Section “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Feb 27 2009 Oakland, CA Geosyntec Oakland “Shoot!, This Will be Delightful…”

March 10 – March 13 2009
March 11 2009 Los Angeles , CA Assoc Eng Geologists/ASCE – Annual Joint Dinner Meeting So California Section “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

March 12 2009 Salt Lake City, UT University of Utah Geology Grad Students “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

March 12 2009 Salt Lake City, UT Assoc Eng Geologists/ASCE – Annual Joint Dinner Meeting Salt Lake Section “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

March 16 – Mar. 20 2009:
March 16 2009 St Louis, MO Assoc Eng Geologists Dinner Meeting St Louis-MO Section “Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe”

March 17 2009 Rolla, MO MO Inst Science and Tech Geological Engineering- Colloquium “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

March 17 2009 Rolla, MO MO Inst Science and Tech Geological Engineering- AEG Student Seminar “Something to Chew on- Rock is More Nutritious than Dirt”

March 18 2009 Kansas City, MO Assoc Eng Geologists Dinner Meeting AEG-Kansas City-Omaha Section The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner

March 19 2009 Kansas City, MO Univ Missouri at Kansas City 16th Env. Forum at UMKC Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe

March 19 2009 Kansas City, MO Univ Missouri at Kansas City Grad Students Seminar Geology Dept. “Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey”

March 24 2009 Oakland CA Exponent Oakland Staff “Shoot!, This Has Been Delightful…”

March 26 – April 11 2009:
March 26 2009 Tempe, AZ Arizona State Engineering “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

March 26 2009 Phoenix, AZ Assoc Eng Geologists Dinner Meeting AEG-Phoenix Section “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

March 27 2009 Socorro, NM New Mexico Tech Univ. Geologists Seminar “Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe”

March 30 2009 Albuquerque, NM Assoc Eng Geologists Dinner Meeting AEG Rocky Mt: New Mexico “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

March 30 2009 Albuquerque, NM Univ New Mexico Geology graduate seminar “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

April 2 2009 Austin, TX Univ Texas at Austin Geotechnical Engineering Seminar “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

April 4 2009 Dallas, TX AEG Texas Annual Meeting “The least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

April 4 2009 Dallas, TX AEG Texas Annual Meeting “Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey”

April 6 2009 Charleston, SC College of Charleston Geology Grad Students “Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe”

April 6 2009 Columbia, SC University of South Carolina Geology Grad Students “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

April 7 2009 Boone, NC Appalachian State University Geology Grad Students “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

April 8 2009 Greensboro, NC Guilford College Geology students “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

April 9 2009 Chapel Hill, NC University North Carolina Geology students “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

April 9 2009 Raleigh. NC Assoc Eng Geologists Dinner Meeting AEG Carolinas Section “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

April 10 2009 Blacksburg, VA Virgina Technical Univ Geotech Engineers and geologists “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

April 14 – April 16 2009
April 14 2009 Riverside, CA Univ California at Riverside UCR Hewitt Club “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

April 15 2009 San Bernardino, CA CSU- San Bernardino CSU-San Bernardino student group “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

April 15 2009 Pomona, CA Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly AEG-Inland Empire Chapter meeting “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

April 16 2009 Pomona, CA Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly Student Presentation “Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe”

April 16 2009 Northridge, CA CSU-Northridge Dept Geology Grad Students “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

April 24 2009 San Francisco, CA Climate Works Foundation Staff ““Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey”

April 27 – April 29 2009:
April 28 2009 Atlanta, GA Geosyntec Atlanta Brown bag “Rock is more Nutritious than Dirt”

April 28 2009 Atlanta GA AEG, Atl Geol Soc,AIPG, ASCE and grad students @GTU Fernbank Museum Atlanta “Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe”

May 20 – May 22 2009:
May 20 2009 Portland, OR Portland State University Geology Dept Seminar “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

May 20 2009 Portland, OR Assoc Eng Geologists Dinner Meeting AEG Portland Section “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

May 21 2009 Seattle WA Univ Washington Geology/Geotech “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

May 21 2009 Seattle WA Assoc Eng Geologists Dinner Meeting AEG Washington Section “Rock is more Nutritious than Dirt”

Aug. 3 – Aug 6 2009:
Aug 3 2009 San Diego, CA AEG/San Diego Geol Ass Dinner Mtng AEG “An Introduction to the Use of Ground-Based Stereo Photography in Geopractice”

Aug 3 2009 San Diego, CA San Diego Office Geosyntec Geosyntec brown bag “Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey”

Aug 4 2009 Irvine, CA Exponent Irvine Exponent brown bag “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

Aug 5 2009 Santa Ana, CA South Coast Geological Soc Dinner Meeting “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

August 11 2009 San Francisco, CA AEG -San Francisco AEG Section Meeting “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Sept. 10 – Sept 120 2009:
Sept 10 2009 Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan, Civil/Geotech “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Sept 11 2009 Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan, Civil/Geotech students “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

Sept 14 2009 Madison, WI Univ Wisconsin Madison Geology/Geol Eng students “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Sept 14 2009 Madison,WI Univ Wisconsin Madison Geology/Geol Eng “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

Sept 15 2009 Chicago IL Geosyntec Brown Bag “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Sept 15 2009 Chicago, IL Assoc Eng Geologists Dinner Meeting AEG Great Lakes Section “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Sept 16 2009 South Bend, IN Notre Dame Univ. Civil/Geosciences “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Sept 17 2009 West Lafayette, IN Purdue Univ. Geology “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

Sept 18 2009 Kent, OH Kent State Univ. Geology students “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

Sept 23 2009 So Lake Tahoe, CA Ass Eng Geologists Annual Meeting Jahns Lecture (FINAL) Summary of 7 Lectures and Lecturer’s Report

October 6 2009 San Francisco Cal State SF Geology “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

Oct. 11-Oct. 19 2009:
October 13 2009 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Geotech Soc Geol/Engineers “Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock – Recent Geological Engineering Adventures”

October 13 2009 Edmonton, AB Univ. Edmonton? Geol/Engineers Forensic Investigation of the Sea Cliff Incident, an Urban Catastrophe

October 13 2009 Edmonton, AB Syncrude Canada Research and Development staff “The Least You Should Know About Characterizing Geological Chaos”

October 14 2009 Calgary, AB Calgary Geotech Soc Geol/Engineers “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

October 14 2009 Calgary, AB Univ. of Calgary Geotech Eng & Geosciences “Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey”

October 15 2009 Butte, MT Montana Tech, Univ. of Montana Geology Dept/Geol Engineers “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”

October 16 2009 Butte MT Montana Tech, Univ. of Montana Geol Engineers “Shoot! This Has Been Delightful! -Reflections and Snapshots from a 40 year Geo-Odyssey”

October 19 2009 Portland, OR Geol Soc America Nat Conf. Jahns Lecture (FINAL) Summary of 7 Lectures and Lecturer’s Report

October 21 2009 Berkeley CA Berkeley Geoengineering Assoc Grad Seminar “The Comforts of Ignorance and the Benefits of Arrogance – Lessons of the Failure Kind for the Geopractitioner”