Climate expert Richard B. Alley to deliver Silliman Memorial Lecture

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Richard B. Alley

Richard B. Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and an associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State University, will deliver the Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lecture.

Titled “Sea-Level Rise: Inconvenient, or Unmanageable?” the lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the auditorium of Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.

Alley’s highly cited research focuses on glaciology, ice and climate, sea level change, and abrupt climate change. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has received many honors, including the Heinz Award, the Seligman Crystal, the Wollaston Medal, and the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of the Planet award.

Alley was a scientific contributor to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

Established in 1901, the Silliman Memorial Lectures series is the oldest at Yale. It was established by a bequest from Augustus Ely Silliman of Brooklyn, N.Y., in honor of his mother, Hepsa Ely Silliman.

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