Chemist Sherwood Rowland To Lecture At UVA, And To Craig County
High School Via Videoconference
September 20, 2002--
Rowland, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, will discuss scientific
and policy advances concerning the effects of chlorofluorocarbons
on atmospheric ozone depletion on Oct. 1 and 2 to the University
of Virginia community in Charlottesville. The first lecture also
will be broadcast live to a group of students and teachers at Craig
County High School via videoconferencing technology.
The Oct. 1 policy
lecture is, “Four Scientific Campaigns in the Ozone War.”
The Oct. 2 scientific lecture is “The 21st Century Atmosphere:
Changes and Consequences.” Both lectures will be held in Clark
Hall, Room 147, at 4 p.m. and are open to the community.
The Oct. 1 lecture
will focus on environmental policy including natural or human-causes
of the Antarctic ozone hole. U.Va.'s Science, Careers and Society
Forum, the Environmental Science Undergraduate Seminar, and the
Tremaine Forum on the Environment will sponsor the lecture.
The second lecture
will focus on Rowland’s research. He will discuss important
changes in the earth’s atmosphere arising from ozone depletion,
warming of the Earth's surface, and surface pollution, particularly
in urban areas. The U.Va. chemistry department and the environmental
sciences department's Moore Lecture Series will sponsor the lecture.
High School will receive the Oct. 1 lecture via equipment provided
by the telemedicine program at U.Va. through a grant from the Westwind
Foundation. The National Science Foundation provides funding for
speakers. The initiative was developed at the suggestion of U.S.
Rep. Rick Boucher. The telemedicine program allows students in Craig
County to take advantage of the resources of the U.Va. Health System
and the University community. Teachers in Craig County include guest
speakers in lectures that are broadcast addressing contemporary
social issues. Additionally, the school nurse has immediate access
to U.Va. Health System faculty for clinical consultations.
us a chance to take advantage of U.Va.’s resources since we
do not have a public library,” said Adele Morris, director
of the computer lab at Craig County High School.
invited to speak at the University by U.Va. chemistry professor
Cassandra Fraser. Rowland is a professor in the Department of Chemistry
at the University of California-Irvine. He received the Nobel Prize
in 1995 for his work in atmospheric chemistry specifically on the
formation and decomposition of the ozone. He attended Ohio Wesleyan
University for his undergraduate work and received his master's
degree and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has two grown
children and resides with his wife, Joan, in California.
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