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Geology professor to give BYU devotional May 1

Tom Morris, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, will give an address titled “Time: A Precious Commodity, a Finite Resource” at the weekly Brigham Young University devotional Tuesday, May 1, at 11:05 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

It will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYUtv, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and at byutv.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center. For rebroadcast and reprint information, visit byutv.org or speeches.byu.edu.

Morris has been on the faculty at BYU since 1990, and his research focuses on sedimentary tectonics, sedimentary petrology and permeability/porosity analysis. Before coming to BYU, Morris worked as a senior petroleum geologist with Exxon from 1986 to 1990.

He received both his master’s and doctoral degrees in geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after earning a bachelor’s degree in geology from BYU. He has mentored more than 20 master's degree graduate students, and his publications include 30 works on the statigraphy and sedimentology of Utah’s Colorado plateau.

For more information, contact Tom Morris at (801) 422-3761.

Writer: Preston Wittwer

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