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CCU science professors to give local talks throughout area

January 6, 2005

To commemorate Coastal Carolina Universitys 50th anniversary, the universitys College of Natural and Applied Sciences continues its series of 50 public discussions, called Science for Coastals Community, led by CCU faculty during the 2004-2005 academic year.

The talks, covering a wide variety of topics from biology to sociology, will begin Tuesday, Jan. 25 with five events that will take place simultaneously throughout Horry and Georgetown counties. All events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

During the following four weeks, the participating professors will repeat lectures but in different locations. There will be a question and answer session at each event. By the end of the series in March 2005, 50 talks will have been given by 10 professors at five area locations.

This is a great way to introduce many of our very talented faculty members to the surrounding community so that they can share their expertise in a variety of areas, many of which have a direct applicability to vital local issues, said Douglas Nelson, dean of Coastals College of Natural and Applied Sciences.

The schedule for the spring 2005 semester is as follows:

Conway, CCU Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, room 257

Jan. 25: Designing Your Next Generation of Medications led by Paul Richardson

Feb. 8: Managing Our Watershed: Strategies for maintaining water quality and natural habitats led by Susan Libes

Feb, 15: Swimming Advisories on Grand Strand Beaches: What Causes These? led by Joe Bennett

Feb. 22: Icebergs, Whales, Penguins and More: An Introduction to Antarctica led by Steve Berkowitz

March 1: Mercury: Is It on Our Dinner Plates? led by Jane Guentzel

CCU Higher Education Center at Myrtle Square Mall, Room 126

Jan. 25: The Bus from Hell Hole Swamp: Commuting to Work in Myrtle Beach led by Susan Webb

Feb. 8: Fins, Flippers and Flukes: Dolphins in South Carolina led by Robert Young

Feb. 15: Designing Your Next Generation of Medications led by Paul Richardson

Feb. 22: Managing Our Watershed: Strategies for maintaining water quality and natural habitats led by Susan Libes

March 1: Swimming Advisories on Grand Strand Beaches: What Causes These? led by Joe Bennett

North Myrtle Beach Recreation Center

Jan. 25: Icebergs, Whales, Penguins and More: An Introduction to Antarctica led by Steve Berkowitz

Feb. 8: What You Still Dont Know About Hurricanes led by Louis Keiner

Feb. 15: The Bus from Hell Hole Swamp: Commuting to Work in Myrtle Beach led by Susan Webb

Feb. 22: Fins, Flippers and Flukes: Dolphins in South Carolina led by Robert Young

March 1: Designing Your Next Generation of Medications led by Paul Richardson

Loris Center for Health and Fitness

Jan. 25: Mercury: Is It on Our Dinner Plates? led by Jane Guentzel

Feb. 8: The Unique Galapagos Islands: See What Darwin Saw led by Richard Koesterer

Feb. 15: Icebergs, Whales, Penguins and More: An Introduction to Antarctica led by Steve Berkowitz

Feb. 22: What You Still Dont Know About Hurricanes led by Louis Keiner

March 1: The Bus from Hell Hole Swamp: Commuting to Work in Myrtle Beach led by Susan Webb

Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield room 109

Jan. 25: Swimming Advisories on Grand Strand Beaches: What Causes These? led by Joe Bennett

Feb. 8: Designing Your Next Generation of Medications led by Paul Richardson

Feb. 15: Mercury: Is It on Our Dinner Plates? led by Jane Guentzel

Feb. 22: The Unique Galapagos Islands: See What Darwin Saw led by Richard Koesterer

March 1: Icebergs, Whales, Penguins and More: An Introduction to Antarctica led by Steve Berkowitz