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Fall 2014 Colloquium Schedule

Additional speakers may be added during the semester, check frequently for an updated schedule.

Date Speaker Title of Talk
9/5 Figen Mekik, Grand Valley State University Quantifying marine carbonate dissolution: a thorny problem with many surprises
9/26 Laura Pyrak-Nolte,
Purdue University
Seismic Detection of Fractures: What we have learned from the laboratory
10/3 Christine Knudson,
Northern Illinois University
Magmatic water content of Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala, determined from a thermodynamic model for the plagioclase-liquid hygrometer
10/10 Wilson Wiedenheft,
Northern Illinois University
The impact of post-mortem alteration on the oxygen isotope values of biogenic silica: implications for paleoclimate analyses
Richard Alley,
Pennsylvania State University
The Optimistic View of Energy and Environment plus noontime brown-bag discussion on glacial grounding zones
10/24 Byron Steinman,
University of Minnesota - Duluth
Ocean-atmosphere forcing of hydroclimate: New perspectives from lake sediment oxygen isotope records
Carlos E. Molano,
PE, NGWA McEllhiney Lecture Series in Water Well Technology
Groundwater Spreadsheets: Efficient and Practical Resource for Solving Simple and Complex Flow, Pollution, and Environmental Problems
10/31 Isla Castenedas,
University of Mass. - Amherst
Was the North African Humid Period an abrupt or gradual climate event? New insights from Nile basin records
Michael D. D'Emic,
Stony Brook University
Giants under the microscope: Understanding the lives of dinosaurs
11/14 Don Blankenship,
University of Texas - Austin
The Europa Project - the search for processes on the Jovian moon plus noontime brown-bag discussion on sub ice-shelf robotics and remote sensing
11/21 Hal Hackett,
Northern Illinois University

Colloquia are co-sponsored by the Graduate Colloquium Committee of Northern Illinois University.

All talks will be held in Davis Hall 308 at 4:00 p.m. on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, *except as noted. For maps or directions, and any updates to this schedule, please call the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at 815-753-1943.