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Earth Science Seminar Series Schedule for Spring 2006 Announced

RELEASED: Feb. 3, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Earth Science Seminar Series has begun for spring semester 2006. The lectures will typically be held at 4 p.m. on selected Fridays in Room P281 in Phillips Science Hall unless otherwise noted. Following is the schedule for upcoming seminars.

  • Feb. 10: Robert L. Hooper, department of geology, UW-Eau Claire —"The Critical Role of Colloids and Nanocyrstals in Sequestering Metals in Low-Temperature Environments: New Insights on the Fate of Metals in Environmental Systems."
  • Feb. 24: Valetta M. Scott, project manager, Hosky, Barton & Wyatt, Inc. Consulting Engineers — Feasibility Study for an Earthfill Dam in a Seismic Zone."
  • March 3: James C. Knox, department of geography, UW-Madison — "Living with Uncertainty: Changes of Climate, Land Cover and Floods in the Upper Mississippi River System."
  • March 31: Albert C. Hine, Joint Oceanographic Institutions Distinguished Lecturer, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida —"Big Waves, Extreme Aridity, Strange Reefs and Poisonous Gas All Seen in the Cool-Water Carbonate Sediments of the Great Australian Bight."
  • April 21: Richard W. Ojakangas, department of geological sciences, University of Minnesota Duluth —"Was North America Once Part of Finland? (2300 Million-Year-Old Glacial Deposits and Palesols)."
  • April 28: Randall J. Hunt, United States Geological Survey, Water Resources Division —"Viruses in Drinking Water: Work from Wisconsin."
  • May 1: J. Brian Mahoney, department of geology, UW-Eau Claire —"Segmentation of the Continental Arc: Late Cretaceous Orogenic Exhumation Patterns in the North American Cordillera."

The seminars are free and open to everyone. Community members are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

The Earth Science Seminar Series is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire department of geology, the department of geography and anthropology, and the Academic Affairs Professional Development Program.

For more information, contact Harry Jol, (715) 836-3472 or jolhm@uwec.edu.

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