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Geology announces fall schedule of colloquia

August 29, 2011

Photo of waterNIU’s Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has announced the schedule of its fall 2011 colloquia.

The series begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, with Adrian Lenardic, of Rice University, who will present “Plate tectonics in time and space.”

All presentations take place in Davis Hall 308.

Also scheduled:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 14: Craig Fulthorpe, University of Texas at Austin, “Deciphering the long-term history of global sea-level change.”
  • Friday, Sept. 16: Laurel Goodwin, University of Wisconsin, “Faults and failure in sandstone: Implications for CO2 sequestration.”
  • Friday, Sept. 30: Julia Cole, University of Arizona, “A bat’s eye view of climate change in the southwest.”
  • Friday, Oct. 7: Andrew Jacobson, Northwestern¬†University, “Climate change through time: How did we get here, and where are we going?”
  • Friday, Oct. 14: Stephen Mojzsis, University of Colorado, “Ancient crust in northern Quebec.”
  • Friday, Nov. 11: Bob Kay, United States Geological Survey, “A cross-site comparison of methods used for hydrogeologic characterization of the Galena-Platteville aquifer in Illinois and Wisconsin, with examples from selected superfund sites.
  • Friday, Nov. 18: Greg Valentine, The State University of New York at Buffalo, “Processes and problems in intraplate volcanic fields – source to eruption.”

Colloquia are co-sponsored by the Graduate Colloquium Committee of NIU. For more information, call (815) 753-1943.