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UNI to host earth science seminar

March 30, 2003

Jim Walters, head, Department of Earth Science, (319) 273-2707
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host an earth science seminar at 4 p.m., Monday, April 7, in Latham Hall, Room 125. James Caldwell, hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Iowa District Office in Iowa City, will present 'The U.S. Geological Survey in Iowa.'

The USGS is the nation's largest water, earth and biological science and civilian mapping agency. The information it gathers is used to minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters, to contribute to the conservation and the sound economic and physical development of the nation's natural resources, and to enhance the quality of life by monitoring water, biological, energy, mineral, and land resources.

Admission to the seminar is free and open to the public.