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Lecture melds glacial physics, oral history, poetry

Submitted by Amie Pappas
Phone: 907-474-6714

02/08/08

The UAF College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the UA Museum of the North are co-sponsoring a special Sydney Chapman Chair Lecture Series event Wednesday Feb. 20, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the museum's Arnold Espe Auditorium.

The lecture will feature a fascinating blend of glacial physics, oral history and poetry, presented by anthropologist Julie Cruickshank and her husband, glaciologist Garry Clarke. The unique view of their work will be based on the Wallace Stevens poem "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

Cruickshank and Clarke will talk about the different ways they have come to view glaciers during their careers. The lecture should be of interest to those involved in the sciences and humanities, as well as the public.

Admission is free and there will be refreshments.

CONTACT: Amie Pappas, CNSM public information officer, at 907-474-6714 or via e-mail at fnadp@uaf.edu.