Science Today lecture series continues

The third semester of SUNY Oswego’s Science Today lecture series will explore issues ranging from the impact of road salt on the environment to the “big bang” theory to Great Lakes ecology.

All lectures are admission free and open to the college and community. They begin with a pre-presentation reception at 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by a 4:15 p.m. lecture, in Room 101 of Snygg Hall.

Remaining February sessions for the series will include David Valentino of SUNY Oswego’s earth sciences department presenting “The Origin of the Hardest Slate on Earth” on Feb. 16 and Michael Twiss of Clarkson University’s biology department discussing “Road Salt Impacts on the Cascade Lakes, Adirondack Mountains” on Feb. 23.

March presentations will include William Kinney of the University of Buffalo’s physics department, “Tales from the Big Bang,” March 9; Ashok Das of the University of Rochester’s physics department, “Interaction of Particle Physics and Cosmology,” March 23; and Robert Heath of Kent State University’s biology department, “Musseling the Lake Erie Ecosystem: Past, Present and Future,” March 30.

An April 13 presentation, sponsored by the college’s Augustine Silveira Jr. Distinguished Lecturer Series, will feature George Lahm of the E.I. Dupont Corp. discussing “Protecting the Global Food Supply: Crop Protection at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology.”

Science Today is an interdisciplinary effort geared to provide students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics and biology a broad view of fields related to their area of study. The program also shows students potential careers and paths of research in the natural sciences.

For more information, call 312-3044.

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(Posted: Feb 09, 2005)