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4/23/2008 —

Final Event - As part of the One Campus One Book Program
The Past and Future of Global Warming
April 25, 12:30 p.m.
Gymnasium, Commons/Athletic Center
The lecture is free and open to the public.

The final event in Penn State Brandywine's One Campus One Book program, slated for Friday, April 25, features Dr. Michael Mann, Associate Professor of Meteorology and Director, Earth System Science Center (ESSC), Penn State. Dr. Mann will give a presentation titled "The Past and Future of Global Warming."

Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research focuses on the application of statistical techniques to understanding climate variability and climate change from both empirical and climate model-based perspectives. 

The One Campus, One Book Committee at Penn State Brandywine has decided to offer a choice between two selections instead of one this academic year, from which instructors can choose the book that best suits their course objectives. The books have a unifying theme: global climate change. The two books are: Field Notes From A Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert, a series of 10 essays by a writer from the New Yorker; and The Weather Makers by Australian biologist Tim Flannery.

The One Campus, One Book program was created in 2004 to offer a book to be used in first-year courses that would enlighten new students on important issues. Past selections have addressed such topics as genocide (The Bone Woman) and immigration (The Tortilla Curtain). For this year the committee, which includes current faculty members Michael De Rosa, Pat Hillen, Tim Lawlor, and David Macauley, and former faculty member Elizabeth Buckmaster, looked at over twenty books dealing with various aspects of science and society in making these selections. To support this theme a series of panels, lectures and films are planned for the current academic year.

For additional resources, visit the global climate change research guide on the Vairo Library's website.

One Campus One Book Events:

"Penguins and Detectors: Climate Research in the Southern Ocean"
Presented by Dr. Daniel B. King, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Drexel University
March 25, 2008
101 Main Building

Daniel King received his B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry from the University of Miami, FL.  He did a post-doc with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, CO.  Dr. King has participated on 5 research cruises in the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Oceans.  Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Education in the Chemistry Department at Drexel University.  Dr. King’s current research interests include incorporation of environmental data into chemistry lecture modules, assessment of active learning methods in chemistry lectures, and development of inquiry-based labs for general and physical chemistry.

"The Past and Future of Global Warming"
Presented by Dr. Michael Mann, Associate Professor of Meteorology and Director, Earth System Science Center (ESSC), Penn State
April 25, 2008
Common/Athletic Center Gymnasium

Green Film Fest
February 13
Who Killed the Electric Car?

Chris Paine/Director 
"Told like an episode of CSI:Detroit, this documentary is a loving postmortem on the almost unnoticed rise and suspicious disappearance of the electric car.  With all the usual suspects (the government, the U.S. car manufacturers, and big oil) lined up next to some unusual suspects (for instance, YOU, dear viewer), we all get to partake in some accusatory finger-pointing.  But when all the evidence is in, you'll be left with the feeling that something very wrong and very underhanded has happened - and you stood by and watched." iicdenver.blogspot.com/

March 5
Oil on Ice

Dale Djerassi/Producer/Director
"Oil on Ice is a vivid, compelling and comprehensive documentary connecting the fate of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to decisions America makes about energy policy, transportation choices, and other seemingly unrelated matters. Caught in the balance are the culture and livelihood of the Gwich'in people and the migratory wildlife in this fragile ecosystem."

Films will be shown in the Lion's Den from 4:00-6:00 p.m..
A discussion will follow the film and popcorn will be provided.

For more information on these programs you may contact Michael DeRosa at 610-892-1416.

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