The 2016 Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kauffman (CGHK) Lecture in Environmental Education and Communication will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom. This year’s lecture entitled “CORALS ON ACID – IMPACT OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION ON CORAL REEFS” will be delivered by distinguished speaker Dr. Adina Paytan, Research Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. A dessert reception will follow the lecture.
The major focus of Dr. Paytan’s research is past and present marine biogeochemical cycles, with an overarching goal of understanding the processes and feedbacks operating in the earth System and how they relate to global changes in climate and tectonics. Additional information on this year’s speaker, including a link to her CV, is available on the CGHK Lecture webpage.
Established in 2000 with the generous support of Dr. William Kaufmann and his wife Virginia ’44, the CGHK lectureship, named to honor family members, is an endowed fund within the College at Oneonta Foundation. The purpose of this lectureship is to bring to the SUNY Oneonta campus international leaders in environmental thought and education to interact with students and faculty on campus, and present a free public lecture open to the members of the community.
Please plan to attend what-is-sure-to-be a fascinating lecture. There will also be opportunities to engage with Dr. Paytan during her visit to campus. If you are interested, contact James.Mills@oneonta.edu (x3150).