Dr. Andy Jorgensen, associate professor of chemistry and environmental sciences at the University of Toledo, will give a talk entitled “Climate Change Disruption: How Can We Know? What Can We Do?” at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, in Hiner Hall of the Dowden Science Hall at Huntington University.
The presentation will give background information about the phenomenon of climate change and methods which have been used to characterize these changes. The human dimension of the problem will be emphasized, and solutions will be considered. Participants will be able to share their views using personal response devices and to compare their replies to those of more than 3,000 members of previous audiences.
“In the next century, climate change will continue to be a key issue of discussion, and we look forward to the opportunity to consider and discuss the issues,” said Dr. Ruth Nalliah, professor of chemistry.
Dr. Jorgensen spent a sabbatical leave as Senior Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), in which he developed climate change curricular materials in collaboration with NCSE’s Council of Environmental Deans and Directors. The result is a web-based repository with over 1,400 resources for students and educators. His work on climate change education has been supported by NASA and NSF.
The lecture is part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Huntington University, and is free and open to the public.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).