Antarctic Lecture Series at the J. Willard Marriott Library
In the fall of 2010, five people from the U of U journeyed to Antarctica to conduct research and to write about the continent creatively. Three lectures, which will be held at the Marriott Library during spring semester 2011, highlight the fascinating science and the raw aesthetics of Antarctica.
Thursday, February 3, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Fire and Ice – Measuring Antarctica’s Frozen Sea
Cynthia Furse, PhD, U of U Associate VP for Research, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Joyce Lin, PhD, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics; and David Lubbers, Senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thursday, February 24, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Looking South: Poems from Antarctica
Katharine Coles, PhD, Utah Poet Laureate, novelist, U of U Professor of English. Dr. Coles was selected to participate in the NSF Antarctica Artists and Writers Program.
Thursday, April 14, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Climate Change and the Melting Polar Ice Caps
Ken Golden, Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Utah. A sea ice and climate expert, Dr. Golden led the NSF sponsored United States research team on this international expedition to study Antarctica’s frozen sea and its role in Earth’s climate.
All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held in the Gould Auditorium, first floor of the Marriott Library.