For Immediate Release
All Zones
May 13, 1999
For More Information Contact:
Office of Marketing and Communications
219-980-6685
Internationally Known Glacial Geologist Speaks 
at IU Northwest as a Visiting Fellow

Internationally known geologist John Shaw, University of Alberta, Canada will bring his expertise to Northwest Indiana as a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Indiana University from May 17 through May 27.  Dr. Shaw will speak on his research concerning Outburst Floods, Landform Processes and Implications for Climate and Sea Level Change on May 27, 3 p.m. in Marram Hall, G119 at Indiana University Northwest. He will include his recent research that examines the timing of subglacial flooding and its relationships with climate change and rapid rises in sea level.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Shaw has a Ph.D. and BS degree in Geography from Reading University in England. He is a professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, and has been an invited guest and lecturer at numerous universities on an international level. He has also published seven books and research monographs, as well as over 50 articles and papers.

While serving as IU Fellow, Shaw’s visit will include lab work and hosting discussions with students and faculty at IU Northwest, as well as with faculty and Indiana Geological Survey members at the IU Bloomington campus. He will also join Dr. Timothy Fisher of Valparaiso and IU Northwest geoscience professor, on a field trip to South Central Michigan where they will research glacial Lake Agassiz, an ice age lake that disappeared 8,000 years ago.

The May 27th presentation is open to the community and is free of charge. For more information on the presentation or the IU Northwest department of geoscience, telephone Dr. Timothy Fisher at 219-980-7122 
 


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