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Reed Scherer
Reed Scherer’s doctoral research set out to test a radical hypothesis put forth in the 1970s that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet “collapsed” during the interglacial period that immediately predated the most recent Ice Age, and could again. Confirming past instability of this ice sheet would contribute to growing concerns regarding future collapse and consequent...
Reed Scherer
Antarctica is melting, according to evidence brought back to Illinois by NIU Geology professor Reed Scherer and his students. At the next STEM Café, Scherer will discuss his Antarctic research, why it matters and what it reveals about global climate trends. The free talk and discussion will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,...
Erik Van Dusen
When graduate student and geology major Erik Van Dusen had the opportunity to secure an internship in his field this past summer, he dug in. Van Dusen had the pleasure of interning in Alabama with IMERYS, a large mining and mineral resources company that has hired some NIU graduates before. Through his studies, he looks...
Amy Gahala
Strangely enough, Michael Jackson was an influential force in leading Amy Gahala to her career path in hydrology. Gahala, a graduate of the Department of Geology and Environmental Studies, is currently a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. “I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, and it all started with Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song.’...
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NIU alum and former Huskie first baseman Mike Hochhauser made the news last week for helping to chase down a would-be purse snatcher in Chicago. Watch the Channel 2 report online. During his senior season, Hochhauser played in 53 games, starting in 49. He accumulated 54 hits, including seven homers and a dozen doubles, and...
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NIU’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,...