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Release: April 8, 2002

IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering to host April 12 seminar

The University of Iowa College of Engineering's IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series will present an Friday, April 12 lecture on the effect of the Chicago River on Lake Michigan water quality.

Marcelo H. Garcia, Chester and Helen Siess Professor and director of the Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory in the University of Illinois department of civil and environmental engineering, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 in Room 127 of the Hydraulics Laboratory Building. Garcia's lecture is titled, "Density Currents in the Chicago River, Illinois: Implications for Water Quality in Lake Michigan."

The seminar is free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact IIHR in advance at 335-5237.

IIHR -Hydroscience and Engineering, a unit of the UI College of Engineering, is one of the world's premier and oldest fluids research and engineering laboratories. Students and visitors from around the world have come to IIHR to study and conduct research and to carry acquired expertise back to their home countries.

For more information on the seminar series, please contact IIHR or Marlene Janssen at (319) 335-5253 or