In the weeks following spring break, there is usually an abundance of speakers on campus. This year was no exception with almost 100 speakers presenting in the last 30 days on myriad topics. Three well-known scientists were among them.

Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson was the college’s 2016 Sacerdote Great Names Speaker. Read more ...
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Oceanographer Robert Ballard, best known for his underwater discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the sunken R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, the German battleship Bismarck and John F. Kennedy’s PT-109, was the Plant lecturer. Read more ...
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Video on Facebook: Ballard in the classroom. (1 hr. 24 min.)

Climatologist and author Michael Mann, director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center and co-founder of the award-winning science website RealClimate.org, delivered a lecture sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center and the Environmental Studies department. Read more ...
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