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Rozell to share 'science nuggets' in public lecture

Submitted by Amy Hartley
Phone: 907-474-5823


With a few dozen active volcanoes, more earthquakes than any other state, and more caribou than people, Alaska is different from the other 49 states. For more than a decade, Ned Rozell has written about the amazing scientific aspects of Alaska as the science writer for the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Trekking the state and interviewing countless scientists, Rozell has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on the rich scientific landscape Alaska offers. Rozell will speak in Fairbanks and Anchorage on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the statewide Science for Alaska Lecture Series.

Rozell's lecture, "There's No Place Like Nome: Science Nuggets from the Last Frontier," will highlight the variety of features and creatures that make Alaska like no other place on the planet. His lecture in Fairbanks will begin at 7 p.m. at the Westmark Gold Room on Tuesday, Feb. 5. He will speak in Anchorage Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Both lectures are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Since 1992, the Science for Alaska Lecture Series has brought the current research of University of Alaska scientists to the community in free presentations that are entertaining and educational. With topics ranging from astronomy to zoology, the lecture series invites speakers from each major university campus to participate. Fairbanks lectures continue on Tuesdays through Feb. 19. Anchorage lectures run through Feb. 13. The Juneau leg of Science for Alaska begins on Feb. 6 with a lecture from Curt Szuberla, assistant professor of physics at the UAF Geophysical Institute, "Unheard Soundscape: The Infrasound World of Man & Nature."

The 2008 Science for Alaska Lecture Series is sponsored by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage and the UAF Geophysical Institute.

CONTACT: Cheri Renson, Anchorage and Juneau coordinator, at 907-474-5114 or via e-mail at cheri.renson@uaf.edu. Amy Hartley, Fairbanks coordinator, at 907-474-5823 or via e-mail at amy.hartley@gi.alaska.edu.

ON THE WEB: www.scienceforalaska.com