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Roy Chapman Andrews Society Distinguished Explorer Award: Lecture

Date: Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Time: 4:30 pm

Duration: 2 hours

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Mayer Hall: Wilson Theater

Beloit College Campus, Beloit, WI

Contact: Carol Mankiewicz,

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Roy Chapman Andrews Society will honor the 16th annual Distinguished Explorer Award recipient Richard Alley. Alley is an internationally renowned geologist, glaciologist and science communicator, whose discoveries have led to ground-breaking advances in the understanding of rapid climate change and the stability of polar climates. As a lead author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Alley and his team shared the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore. A dynamic and engaging speaker, he has been described by Andy Revkin of the New York Times as “a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan.”

Alley’s acceptance lecture will be on March 2 at 4:30 p.m. – Wilson Theatre in Mayer Hall on the Beloit College Campus. The acceptance lecture is titled “Ice is Nice: Through Deep Time to Our Future.” The lecture is free and the public is welcomed.

Immediately following the lecture, a celebratory fundraising dinner will be held in the Sanger Science Center on Campus. Paid reservations are required and can be made via the Society website,


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