The 2018 Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann (CGHK) Lecture in Environmental Education and Communication will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom. A dessert reception will follow. This year’s lecture, titled “POWERING THE PLANET: THE GOOD NEWS ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT,” will be delivered by distinguished speaker Dr. Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and Associate, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State University.
Dr. Alley’s research interests include glaciology; ice sheet stability; paleoclimates from ice cores; physical properties of ice cores; and erosion and sedimentation by ice sheets. He has authored more than 240 refereed scientific publications, chaired the National Research Council’s panel on abrupt climate change, been involved with advisory groups to improve national and international research, and been active with media outreach to translate research findings to a broad audience with appearances on television, radio and print outlets. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Alley received his B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. in Geology (Materials Science minor) from the University of Wisconsin.
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 to present a free public lecture open to the members of the community.
Additional information on the lecture series is available on the CGHK Lecture webpage.