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Celebrate SoMAS’ 50th Anniversary on October 13

Somas 50th

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) celebrates its 50th Anniversary on Friday, October 13, with an Environmental Media Conference, The Risk of Saying Nothing.

Hear from several Stony Brook speakers, including Malcolm Bowman, Howard Schneider, Christine O’Connell, David Taylor, Minghua Zhang, Heidi Hutner — and welcome back former Dean and Director and University Provost Jerry Schubel — as they discuss how to speak out boldly, creatively and effectively regarding the state of our environment and its sustainability.

Schedule of Events

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Endeavour Hall, Room 120
10 am Introductions: Larry Swanson, Interim Dean, SoMAS
10:05 am “SoMAS—This Is Your Life!”: Malcolm Bowman, Distinguished Service Professor, SoMAS
10:30 am “Fighting Fake News”: Howard Schneider, Dean, School of Journalism
11 am “Communication and Connection in Science”: Christine O’Connell, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism
11:45 am “The Curious Place for Poetry in Environmental Communication”: David Taylor, Assistant Professor, SoMAS
12 pm “The Path Toward Open Access Publications”: Minghua Zhang, Professor, SoMAS
1 pm Lunch
1:30 pm “Environmental Communication: Writing, Media and the Arts”: Heidi Hutner, Associate Dean, SoMAS
2:30 pm Transportation to Wang Center

Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2
3 pm “Making Scientific Research Count for the next 50 Years; Some Thoughts”: Jerry Schubel, President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
A reception at the Charles B. Wang Center J Club in Jasmine will follow Jerry Schubel’s talk.

All are welcome. For more information, visit the website.

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