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Spring 2015 Colloquium Schedule

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

Date Speaker Title of Talk
2/20 Melissa Lenczewski,
Northern Illinois University
Working south of the border: Water quality research in Mexico.
2/27 Harvey D. Pokorny, PGNAVFAC Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, Illinois
History and Geology of the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) National Priority List Site, Fridley, Minnesota.
3/6 Ross Powell, Reed Scherer, Tim Hodson, Rebecca Puttkammer, Jason Coenen,
Northern Illinois University
The WISSARD's of NIU: It's more than just fish.
John Hanke
Northern Illinois University

Matt Flemming
Northern Illinois University
Establishing the hierarchical set of influences on the spatial variability of fracture networks.

Integrated structural and fracture analysis at Lisbon Valley anticline, Utah.
3/20 Rob Deconto,
University of Massachusetts
Antarctica's contribution to past and future sea level rise.
3/27 Nathan Stansell,
Northern Illinois University
Holocene climate change and terrestrial carbon dynamics in the Baltic region.
4/3 D'Arcy Meyer-Dombard,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dark energy in the deep biosphere.
4/10 Jill Mikucki,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The geophysicist and the microbe: An exploration of subglacial life.
Colby Lubanowski
Northern Illinois University

Marco Castillo

Northern Illinois University
Fe, Cu and Zn solubility in a MVP as a function of sulfur in systems comparable to the porphyry-style environment.

Platinum partitioning between sulfide and silicate melts; Implications for PGE-ore formation in layered mafic intrusions.
4/17 Katie Quesnell
Northern Illinois University
Tracing hydrocarbon contamination through the Calumet region of southeastern Chicago.
4/24 Rick Jayne
Northern Illinois University

Carolyn Koebel

Northern Illinois University
Assessing groundwater recharge mechanism in the Pampa del Tamarugal Basin of northern Chile's Atacama Desert.

The effects of ground vibrations produced by a water gun on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Lemont, IL.
5/1 Jason Coenen
Northern Illinois University

Hal Hackett
Northern Illinois University
Inferring west antarctic subglacial processes using siliceous microfossils.

Oxygen isotopes from Pliocene diatoms suggest smaller Antarctic Ice Sheets.

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.