Harold D. and Rhoda N. Roberts Memorial Lecture and Symposium in the Natural Sciences

Richard F. Celeste Theatre
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
Tuesday, April, 30, 2019
7:30 pm – 09:30 pm

David Montgomery lecture: “Soil and the Fate of Civilizations: New Motivation to bring Our Soils Back to Life”
“Beyond Climate Change: The Earth in the Anthropocene”
Anthropocene – the current geologic epoch in which human activity has come to dominate the earth’s geological, ecological, and climate systems
Keynote Lecture “Soil and the Fate of Civilizations: New Motivation to bring Our Soils Back to Life”

A MacArthur fellow, University of Washington professor, and award-winning author David Montgomery will present the 2019 Harold D. and Rhoda N. Memorial Lecture in the Natural Sciences. Montgomery’s presentation will examine how ancient civilizations of the world were undermined by soil erosion, and introduce the “Brown Revolution” in soil restoration as a beacon of hope for world societies today.

The Lecture is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and book signing by Dr. Montgomery in Cornerstone Main from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
A Panel Discussion will be on May 1, continuing the Roberts Lecture Symposium, in Celeste Theatre entitled “Beyond Climate Change: The Earth in the Anthropocene: What We Know, How We Know It, And The Challenges We Face as Scientists and Citizens” from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the April 29, 2019 digest.

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