Geology announces fall schedule of colloquia

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.

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