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Spring 2017 Colloquium Schedule

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

Date Speaker Title of Talk
1/27 Sally Potter-McIntyre
Southern Illinois University
Taphonomy of biosignatures in spring-fed carbonates.
2/3 Wayne Pennington,
Michigan Tech
Nuts and bolts of unconventional oil and gas development and production.
2/10 Catherine Macris,
Indiana University-Purdue
Seconds after impact: Insights from tektites and experiments.
2/17 Henk Haitjema,
Professor Emeritus,
Indiana University
Editor-in-Chief, Groundwater
Horizontal flow models that are not.
2/24 Sonny Divita,
Northern Illinois University
Geophysical characterization of the Big Marsh slag site in Chicago, IL.
3/3 Melissa Lenczewski,
Northern Illinois University
Geology of Myanmar.
3/10 Reed Scherer,
Northern Illinois University
Tiny fossils, strong winds, dynamic ice sheets and firm opinions.
3/24 Elizabeth Olson,
Northern Illinois University
Tree ring stable isotopes as a proxy for climate throughout the Holocene in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
3/31 Diane Moore,
EarthScope Speaker Series
The role of serpentine in promoting creep in the San Andreas fault system of central and northern California.
4/7
Patricia Gregg,
University of Illinois
Off-axis seamount investigations at Siqueiros: OASIS expedition 2016.
4/14
Nicholas Williams,
Northern Illinois University

David Canova,
Northern Illinois University
Evolution of the Willouran salt weld, Eastern Willouran ranges, SA.

TBA
 
4/20
Th*
Audrina Lehman,
Northern Illinois University


Michael Grzybowski
,
Northern Illinois University
The Effects of Mg, Al and Fe on Diagenetically Altered Biogenic Opal-A: Implications for Diatom Silica as A Paleoenvironmental Proxy.

The physical and chemical hydrogeology of Mandalay, Myanmar.
4/21
Gene Perry,
Professor Emeritus,
Northern Illinois University
Bad Water: From hypotheses to barely constrained speculation about effects of gypsum on archeology, hydrology, and geomorphology in Yucatan, Mexico.
4/28
Tim Hodson,
Northern Illinois University
TBA

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.