Thursday, January 26, 2012

(1/26) UTES Lecture: Shale Gas Developmen​t Facts & Fiction

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Assessing the Perceived and Real Environmental Consequences of Shale Gas Development

by Charles G. Groat
(Professor of Geosciences and Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, UT Austin)

26 January, 5:15-6:15pm

Open to all. Refreshments served at 5:00pm
Please settle in by 5:10pm

Speaker Bio:
Chip Groat rejoined The University of Texas at Austin as Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and Director and Graduate Advisor of the Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program in June 2005. He holds the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Chair in Energy and Mineral Resources in the Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, and is Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs. He assumed these positions after serving 6 ½ years as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, having been appointed by President Clinton and retained by President Bush. He served as interim dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT from July 2008 to August 2009. His previous experience at UT was as Associate Director and Acting Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and Associate Professor of Geological Sciences. He was appointed an Associate Director of the Energy Institute in the spring of 2010.

He has been a member of the National Research Council Board on Earth Sciences and Resources and the Outer Continental Shelf Policy Board. He is a past President of the Association of American State Geologists and of the Energy Minerals Division and Division of Environmental Geosciences of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He has been a member of and chaired several National Research Council study panels.

His degrees in geology are from the University of Rochester (A.B.), University of Massachusetts (M.S.), and The University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.).

Note: NO TALK ON Thu, 2 Feb

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