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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, Oct. 16, 1998

Geology Dept., Geological Survey Advisory Groups to Meet

LAWRENCE--Water, geophysics, and petroleum geology will be on the agenda when the advisory groups for the University of Kansas Geology Department and the Kansas Geological Survey, based at KU, meet jointly on October 23 in Lawrence.

This meeting is the first of its type and will focus on cooperative research between the Survey and KU Geology Department. The meeting is one part of the annual fall gathering of both groups.

The Geology Associates are 28 alumni and other members of the earth science community who provide support to the KU Geology Department. The Geology Associates meet once a year on the KU campus.

The Survey's advisory council is composed of 12 members from business, geology, the Kansas Legislature, and other organizations from throughout Kansas. The group meets twice annually and provides input and direction to Survey research and service programs.

At their joint meeting, the Survey's advisory council and the KU Geology Associates will hear presentations by KU faculty and Survey staff on cooperative water research, geophysics, and other geologic research, particularly as it pertains to oil and natural gas. The meeting is scheduled for the morning of October 23 in the Survey's auditorium on KU's west campus.

In addition to the joint meeting with the Geology Associates, the Survey's advisory council will meet on October 22 to be briefed on Survey programs, discuss a new Survey study of the geology in the Manhattan area, and hear a presentation on fossils by KU vertebrate paleontologist Larry Martin.

The Geology Associates will also meet on October 22 to review the KU department of geology's activities for the previous year and plan for the upcoming year.

Links of interest to this article:
KU Dept. of Geology
KU Museum of Natural History

Story by Rex Buchanan, (785) 864-3965

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