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SSD Keynote Lecture by Dr. Henry Pollack - LIB 100 Approved!

Date and Time:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

  • Pere Marquette Room, KC

Description:

This year's Student Scholars Day Keynote Lecture will be given by Dr. Henry Pollack, Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus at University of Michigan.Pollack

Hor D'Oeuvres 5:30 PM
Lecture 6:00 PM

Henry Pollack is a Professor of Geophysics at the University of Michigan, where he has taught at every level of the curriculum, from introductory courses for non-scientists to advanced graduate seminars. His current research activities focus on global climate change, as recorded by the temperatures in the rocks beneath the Earth's surface. Subsurface temperatures comprise an archive of past climate that reveals what Earth was like in the pre-industrial era, thus helping scientists to assess the human impact on Earth's climate. As Chair of the International Heat Flow Commission he coordinated a worldwide research program into geothermal evidence of global climate change.

Henry has served on many advisory panels for the National Science Foundation, testified before National Academy of Sciences and U.S. Senate committees, and provided briefings about climate change to Congress and the White House.  He was a Contributing Author to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 Assessment Report, and now serves as a science adviser to Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. He is the author of Uncertain Science...Uncertain World (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and A World Without Ice (Penguin, 2009), which addresses global climate change as seen through the prism of ice.
 
See his interview with the Aquarium of the Pacific.
 
Visit www.gvsu.edu/ours for more information on Student Scholars Day.

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Contact:

Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship ours@gvsu.edu


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