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Fall 2016 Colloquium Schedule

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

Date Speaker Title of Talk
9/2 Tirzah Abbott,
Northern Illinois University
Cryogenic brine formation in the Ross Sea recorded by oxygen isotopes in diatom silica from a pliocene marine sediment core.
9/9 Alan Whittington,
University of Missouri
Temperature-dependent heat transfer: Implications for geotherms, metamorphism, and magmatism.
9/16 Harold Tobin,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
THe NanTroSEIZE Drilling Project: A deep window into subduction zone megathrust processes.
9/23 Peter S. Cartwright, PE,
Cartwright Consulting Co.
Arsenic and fluoride contaminated groundwater supplies: Removal technology choices.
10/14 Gay Sigel,
Jenner & Block LLP, Environmental Law
Climate change law during the Obama administration: Race against time.
10/21 Lucas Zoet,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Subglacial strengthening for stick-slipping ice streams.
11/4 Sidney Hemming,
Columbia University, Earth Institute: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Provenance of Antarctic Glacigenic Sediments: Insights into Past Ice Sheet Behavior and Antarctica’s Hidden Geology.
Katherine Ryker,
Eastern Michigan University
The total geology lab makeover: Improving the learning process for students and teachers.
Tim Shipley,
Department of Psychology,
Temple University
Science of Learning in STEM Education & Practice: Expanding our understanding of cognitive science and disciplinary science through education.

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.