Inspiring Wonder: A new traveling series featuring Saint Mary's College Faculty for Alumni, Parents and Friends
What: PARKS IN PERIL? How Smog and Global Warming Are Putting California's National Forests & Parks at Risk. How has human-induced global warming affected our nation's most treasured lands? Professor Joel Burley will discuss some of the likely impacts of climate change and his own research on the measurements of surface-level ozone at remote National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service sites, including Joshua Tree and Yosemite National Parks.
When: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 6 p.m. Reception includes hors d'oeuvres and hosted bar.
7 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
The evening will be hosted by Peter W. Kelly, Chair of the Saint Mary's College Board of Trustees
Where: The Los Angeles Country Club, 10101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
For directions and dress code information Click here.
About our Speaker: Joel Burley is a professor of chemistry at Saint Mary's College of California. He obtained his B.A. in Chemistry from Macalester College, followed by a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from UC - Berkeley and a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. He joined the faculty of the Saint Mary's College Department of Chemistry in 1994.
Kindly RSVP for this complimentary event by October 22, 2009, as seating is limited.