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Earth Science Seminar: Reconstructing Northeast Iowa's Periglacial Environment

James Walters, Department of Earth Science, will discuss his research on "Reconstructing Northeast Iowa's Periglacial Environment." 

During late Pleistocene time, the landform region known as the Iowan Surface of Northeast Iowa, situated between the Des Moines Lobe glacial ice to the west and the Lake Michigan glacial lobe to the east, experienced a periglacial environment. The characteristics of this former environment are not well known, but the presence of features known as “ice-wedge casts” indicates that permanently frozen ground (permafrost) was present. The actual timing of this event is also not well known, but recent optically stimulated luminescence dating of sands from sand stringers overlying the pre-Illinoian till suggests that these events were taking place between about 24,000 and 16,500 years ago.  

For the last several years, Walters has investigated the relict periglacial features of the Iowan Surface in an attempt to reconstruct the severity, timing and other characteristics of this environment.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Terry Towery, from the Lehman College of the City University of New York, juries this annual competitive exhibition, which features the finest recent works of students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. Towery will also present work in the Gallery Showcases during the run of the student exhibition. Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception: March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in KAB 111

6th Annual Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance and Education Lecture: "The Power of Individual Responsibility … Then and Now"

Beatrice (Westheimer) Muchman, author of Never to Be Forgotten:  A Young Girl’s Holocaust Memoir, will deliver the 6th Annual Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance and Education Lecture. Muchman’s memoir and public speaking engagements emphasize that even in the midst of unthinkable horror, the human spirit can be sustained through the power of individual responsibility. Archive material and artifacts from her family are preserved at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. A question and answer session will follow the presentation; reception after the Q&A session at which time Muchman will sign copies of her memoir. This event is free and open to the public.  

Guest Lecture: "Communication, Language, and Preparing for the Work Place"

Lynda Yates, Macquarie University, will address issues faced by adult second language learners as they seek to master not only the language but also the professional and community cultures’ underlying expectations about how they should talk at work. Recent research into the demands of three professions--childcare, teaching and medicine--will be considered.

Sponsored by the TESOL Club, the Anthropology Club (NISG) and the Department of Languages & Literatures.

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