Monday, April 6 from 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. is the first offering. Dr. Peter Lippert of the University of Utah will come for a Skype visit in the McCormick Lecture Hall.  His talk is entitled, We’re in Hot Water: What can Scientific Ocean Drilling and Magnetofossils from 55 Million Years Ago tell us about our Earth Today?

Lippert is an Assistant Professor in Geology & Geophysics who utilizes the unique information encoded in the magnetic and chemical properties of geological materials to understand tectonic, paleoclimate, and paleoecological processes.

The rest of the schedule is shown below. Monday and Thursday talks will be held at 11:10-12:35. Friday talks are scheduled from 4:10-5:30. All talks are free, open to the public and will be held in the McCormick Lecture Hall. 

MONDAY April 14 – Dr. Katie Snell, University of Colorado, Boulder (Skype visit). Topic: Hot summers in the Bighorn Basin during the early Paleogene (~50Ma)

FRIDAY, April 24 – Dr. Jeffrey McKenzie, McGill University. Topic: Glaciers are rapidly receding in the Andes – What will happen to Water Resources?

FRIDAY, May 1 – Dr. Sean Birkel, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine. Topic: Greenland Ice Sheets.

FRIDAY, May 8 – COA Alumna Dr. Jacquelyn Gill ’05, School of Biology and Ecology, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine. Topic: Sediment Cores/Holocene Climate Change.

FRIDAY, May 15 – Dr. Phil Camill, Bowdoin College. Topic: Assessing the vulnerability of high-latitude permafrost and soil carbon to modern and past climate changes.

THURSDAY, May 21 – Dr. Eric Galbraith, McGill University (Skype visit). Topic: The man behind the curtain: What a GCM (Global Circulation Model) is.

FRIDAY, May 29 – TBA

FRIDAY, June 5 – Dr. Cynthia Isenhour, Department of Anthropology, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine. Topic: The politics of climate knowledge: Sir Giddens, Sweden and the paradox of climate (in)justice


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