October 4, 2004
Seymour Center lecture series focuses on
women in marine science
By Tim Stephens
The annual fall lecture series at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
this year highlights extraordinary women in marine science.
Margaret Delaney, interim campus
provost and executive vice chancellor, wll be one of the
panelists in a discussion on careers and aspirations. Photo by Tim
The series, "Women Who Turn the Tides: Setting New Benchmarks
in Marine Science," includes presentations on three evenings
in October, starting with a panel discussion on Wednesday, October
6. The other lectures will take place on Tuesday, October 12,
and Wednesday, October 20.
All three events start at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Seymour
Center at Long Marine Laboratory. Admission is $8 for the general
public and $6 for members of the Friends of Long Marine Lab.
Information and tickets are available from the Seymour Center
at (831) 459-3800.
Wednesday, October 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
Women in Marine Science: Discussing Careers and Inspirations
Six remarkable panelists, all accomplished marine scientists
from regional institutions, share their insights on careers
in science, work/life choices, and the challenges in their chosen
fields. Panelists include Margaret Delaney of UCSC, Margaret
Bradbury of San Francisco State University and Moss Landing
Marine Laboratories, Vida Kenk of San Jose State University,
Marcia McNutt of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute,
Mary Silver of UCSC, and Lisa White of San Francisco State University.
Tuesday, October 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Swimming with Giants: Using Electronic Tags to Follow Open-Ocean
Predators in the Sea
Barbara Block, Stanford University,
Hopkins Marine Station
MacArthur Foundation Fellow Barbara Block shares discoveries
gleaned from the frontiers of marine science. Using satellite
tags, Block follows the journeys of tunas, whales, sharks, seals,
sea turtles, and seabirds as they travel the Pacific Ocean.
Wednesday, October 20, 7 to 9 p.m. (two lectures)
Eyes on the Ocean
Judith Connor, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Connor, director of information and technology dissemination
at MBARI, offers great visuals of the sea and explores how scientists
interpret these as data.
Ground Water and Coastal Health
Adina Paytan, Stanford
Coastal systems, such as wetlands and coral reefs, represent
the most dramatically altered ecosystems on the globe. Paytan
shares her discoveries about the forces that alter these regions
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