Lectures reveal new research on how Arctic Ocean formed

Meghan Murphy



Four renowned geoscientists will be visiting UAF to present their research on how the Arctic Ocean formed 140 to 80 million years ago. The presentations will take place from 3:30 to 5:10 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday from Feb. 6 through March 1.

Wednesday seminars will take place in the Geophysical Institute’s Elvey Auditorium, and Friday seminars will take place in the Pearl Berry Boyd Hall located in room 201 of the Reichardt Building.

The presenters include: Carmen Gaina of the University of Olso; Debbie Hutchinson of the U.S. Geological Survey; Elizabeth Miller of Stanford University; and Ruth Jackson of the Geological Survey of Canada.

The presentations are part of the Chapman Seminars, which brings top scientists from around the world to share their expertise about different topics with the campus community. Organizers say the lectures are especially timely since the United States and Canada are trying to define the extent of their underwater territories and the resources within it.

The College of Natural Science and Mathematics hosts the lectures and this year’s Chapman Co-Chair is David Scholl.

UAF students may take the seminars for credit, but all are welcome to attend.

For a full schedule visit http://www.uaf.edu/cnsm/chapman-chair-lectures/.

CONTACT:  Meghan Murphy, at mmmurphy3@alaska.edu or call 907-474-7541.

ON THE WEB: www.uaf.edu/cnsm/chapman-chair-lectures/