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FAU’s Frontiers in Science Spring Lecture Series Presents ‘The Gulf Oil Spill: FAU Science at Work


            BOCA RATON, FL (January 5, 2011)
– Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will kick off its 2011 Frontiers in Science spring public lecture series with “The Gulf Oil Spill: FAU Science at Work,” a presentation by a panel of FAU experts. The lecture will take place on Friday, January 7, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in room 126 of the Charles E. Schmidt Biomedical Science building, 777Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The FAU panel will discuss its participation and research in association with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Speakers will include Leonard Berry, Ph.D., director of the FAU-based Florida Center for Environmental Studies; Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., executive director of the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology at Harbor Branch at FAU; Tamara Frank, Ph.D., an associate research professor at Harbor Branch; and Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D., director of the Ocean Health Center at Harbor Branch.

For more information, contact Laura Millan at 561-297-2954 or lmillan@fau.edu.


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