Geology announces fall schedule of colloquia

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.

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