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Geology announces fall schedule of colloquia

September 4, 2012

Photo of waterNIU’s Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has announced the schedule of its fall 2012 colloquia.

The series begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, with Chris Marone, of Penn State University, who will present “Major Tectonic Faults are Weak and Tend to Creep.”

All presentations take place in Davis Hall 308.

Also scheduled:

  • Friday, Sept. 21: Thom Wilch, Albion College, “Volcanism and Glaciation in the Ross Embayment, Antarctica – the Mina Bluff Story.”
  • Friday, Sept. 28: Yu-Feng Forrest Lin, Illinois State Geological Survey, “Environmental Impact Associated with Geologica Carbon Sequestration.”
  • Friday, Oct. 5: Keith Hackley, Isotech Laboratories Inc., “Using Isotope Geochemistry to Identify Different Sources of Gas: Examples from Landfille Case Studies and Anomalous CO2 in Basements.”
  • Friday, Oct. 12: Brian Hynek, University of Colorado, “The History of Water on Mars and Implications for Life.”
  • Friday, Oct. 19: Michelle Kmoinz, Western Michigan University, “Estimating the Effects of Ocean Volume Change on Sea Level over the Last 160 Ma.”
  • Friday, Oct. 26: Karen Gran, University of Minnesota Duluth, “River Evolution at Mount Pinatubo: 20 Years Later.”

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