2017 Geoscience Alumni Reunion Weekend

October 6-8th, 2017

Department of Geosciences, U-Mass Amherst

  • Opening of the Morrill Courtyard
  • Tour the (upgraded) Rausch Mineral Gallery
  • New Osborn Fossil Collection
  • The career of retiring Chris Condit
  • Key Note speakers William H. Werkheiser (Director USGS) &
  •  Steven B Shirey (Carnegie Institute/DTM)
  • Alumni Awards Ceremony
  • Opportunities for alumni mentoring of our undergraduate students



To register visit http://www.hotelumass.com/groups-meetings/registration
Scroll to “Geosciences Reunion” to find program details and link to Campus Marriott Hotel reservations.
Use Group Code GAR17C (only valid on nights of October 6-7-8)


Thursday Oct 5th

6pm - 8pm Alumni Mentor Night (optional)
Food and soft drinks in Morrill Room 129
Parking in Lot 62 just south of Morrill Science Center
  • Introduction of Alums
  • What goes into a resume/CV?
  • Personal experiences

Friday Oct 6

12:20 - 1:15pm ProSem Lightning talks by graduate students
Morrill Room 129
1:15 - 3pm Afternoon Open house, Morrill Bldg
Coffee and Tea – Morrill Room 254
3 - 6pm Registration packet pick up and Reception
Cash bar - Campus Center Marriott Room
3:30 - 4:30pm Distinguished Alumni Invited Lectures (30 mins each),
  • William H. (Bill) Werkheiser, Director USGS
  • Steven B Shirey, Carnegie Institute/DTM

Free for all Students (Campus Center Marriott Room)

Dinner On your own with friends
maps of Amherst area provided

Saturday Oct 7

9am - 12pm Alumni Career Symposium -- all welcome
Registration Table available
Integrated Science Building (ISB) 135 Auditorium
661 N Pleasant St, 2 buildings north of Morrill
(Parking is free in designated areas)
10:30 to 10:45 AM Coffee Break
ISB Atrium
12:00 - 1:00pm Buffet Lunch
ISB Atrium
1 - 3:30pm The Cutting Edge – Faculty Lightning Talks in the Geosciences
3:30 - 5:30pm Open House Reception in The Department with GeoFaculty Book Fair
Morrill Room 254
6pm Cocktails and Faculty Career Celebration Dinner
Amherst Room, 10th Floor Campus Center
Dinner to begin about 6:30 PM
Faculty Career Celebration --Chris Condit

Sunday Oct 8

9am - 3pm Half-Day Field Trip
Starting from Geosciences Loading Dock behind Morrill Building
Box Lunch provided
Leaders: Mike Williams, Mark Leckie, Julie BG