Speaker: Professor Lawrence L. Malinconico
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042

Virginia, Oklahoma, Turkey, Japan! Is this "Normal"?  Recent Earthquakes in a Global Perspective and What the Future May Hold In Store.

Prof. Malinconico teaches and conducts research in the structure, tectonics and applied geophysics and has worked throughout the western United States and 17 different countries studying volcanoes and exploring for precious and base metals. He was a member of one of the first teams studying Mount Saint Helens before and after the 1980 eruption and spent almost 10 years examining the structure of the Himalaya in western Pakistan.

His current research focuses on gravity measurements and structural interpretation in Pennsylvania, work that is supported by the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Dartmouth College, served for eight years as the head of geology at Lafayette, and spent four years as associate provost for academic affairs. In addition to courses on Natural Disasters, Structural Geology and Geophysics, he has developed and led student interim trips to Hawaii and the Canyonlands of the western United States and is helping to prepare a new course to Ecuador and the Galapagos.