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CCU science professors to give local talks throughout area

October 6, 2004

To commemorate Coastal Carolina Universitys 50th anniversary, the universitys College of Natural and Applied Sciences is scheduling a 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, Oct. 12 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. The series will resume in late January 2005. By the end of the series in March 2005, a total of 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 fall 2004 semester is as follows:

Conway, CCU Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, room 253

Oct. 12: The Unique Galapagos Island: See What Darwin Saw led by Richard Koesterer

Oct. 19: Somethings in the Air: Global Climate Changes and You led by Varavut Limpasuvan

Oct. 26: What You Still Dont Know About Hurricanes led by Louis Keiner

Nov. 9: The Bus from Hell Hole Swamp: Commuting to Work in Myrtle Beach led by Susan Webb

Nov. 16: Fins, Flippers and Flukes: Dolphins in South Carolina led by Rob Young

Myrtle Beach, Collins Law Enforcement Center

Oct. 12: Somethings in the Air: Global Climate Changes and You led by Varavut Limpasuvan

Oct. 19: Mercury: Is It on Our Dinner Plates? led by Jane Guentzel

Nov. 9: Icebergs, Whales, Penguins and More: An Introduction to Antarctica led by Steve Berkowitz

Nov. 16: What You Still Dont Know About Hurricanes led by Louis Keiner

North Myrtle Beach Recreation Center

Oct. 12: Managing Our Watershed: Strategies for maintaining water quality and natural habitats led by Susan Libes

Oct. 19: Swimming Advisories on Grand Strand Beaches: What Causes These? led by Joe Bennett

Oct. 26: Somethings in the Air: Global Climate Changes and You led by Varavut Limpasuvan

Nov. 9: Mercury: Is It on Our Dinner Plates? led by Jane Guentzel

Nov. 16: The Unique Galapagos Island: See What Darwin Saw led by Richard Koesterer

Loris, Center for Health & Fitness

Oct. 12: Fins, Flippers and Flukes: Dolphins in South Carolina led by Rob Young

Oct. 19: Designing Your Next Generation of Medications led by Paul Richardson

Oct. 26: Managing Our Watershed: Strategies for maintaining water quality and natural habitats led by Susan Libes

Nov. 9: Swimming Advisories on Grand Strand Beaches: What Causes These? led by Joe Bennett

Nov. 16: Somethings in the Air: Global Climate Changes and You led by Varavut Limpasuvan

Litchfield, Waccamaw Center for Higher Education

Oct. 12: What You Still Dont Know About Hurricanes led by Louis Keiner

Oct. 19: The Bus from Hell Hole Swamp: Commuting to Work in Myrtle Beach led by Susan Webb

Oct. 26: Fins, Flippers and Flukes: Dolphins in South Carolina led by Rob Young

Nov. 9: Somethings in the Air: Global Climate Changes and You led by Varavut Limpasuvan

Nov. 16: Managing Our Watershed: Strategies for maintaining water quality and natural habitats led by Susan Libes