Thursday, October 23, 2008

Eyewitness to global warming

Not really ideal for the seminar assignment for the colloquium (we'd prefer you to pick a research presentation) but I thought many of you may be interested in this (free) event. One of the things I most enjoyed about about being an undergraduate (and a graduate, and a postdoc, and a faculty member) was interesting events like this. One of the factors that influenced our decision to return to Santa Barbara was the outstanding program that UCSB Arts and Lectures puts on every quarter.

Monday, October 27, 2008 @ 7:30 PM, Campbell Hall

Will Steger: Eyewitness to Global Warming

The fourth person ever to reach both poles, Will Steger is known by many titles – educator, activist, photographer, and former Explorer-in-Residence for National Geographic. His monumental 1,200 mile expedition by sled and canoe between Russia and Ellesmere Island, Canada, earned Steger the prestigious John Oliver La Gorce Medal, awarded only 19 times since 1888, and placed him in the ranks of such pioneers as Amelia Earhart and Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Steger will present an visual account of the global warming induced changes that he’s witnessed firsthand in Arctic regions over four decades of polar exploration.

Co-presented with The Will Steger Foundation.

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