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Climate Change Expert to Speak

Apr 8, 2010

Dr. Andy Jorgensen, associate professor of chemistry and director of general chemistry at the University of Toledo, will speak on “Global Climate Change: What is it? How will it Affect Us? Can We Reduce the Impact by our Actions?” in Room 151 Hakes-Pierstorf Pharmacy Center at Ohio Northern University on Wednesday, April 21, at 8 p.m.

The lecture will address the recent legislation on the topic of global climate change now pending in Congress as well as background information about the phenomenon and methods that have been used to characterize climate change. Jorgensen also will discuss possible consequences of various scenarios and adaptation strategies. Participants will be invited to present their suggestions and discuss the possible response of the general public to such ideas.

Jorgensen recently completed a sabbatical leave as senior fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). His primary work on this leave was the development of climate change curricular materials in collaboration with other faculty from NCSE’s Council of Environmental Deans and Directors. At Toledo, he directs the introductory chemistry program and works on innovation educational techniques. NASA and NSF support Jorgensen’s present work on climate change education.

Ohio Northern University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society and is a signature focus of the institution, offering a dynamic, collaborative learning environment. Graduates are highly successful in pursuing careers in medicine, research, industry, forensics or environmental science.