Talk on Hurricanes, Tornadoes to Open Lecture Series for Teachers

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: September 1, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Charles H.V. Ebert, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo, will talk about "Hurricanes and Tornadoes" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the opening program of the 2007-08 Western New York Science and Technology Forum lecture series for area teachers.

The lecture, and all others in the series with the exception of a field trip to Old Fort Niagara State Park, will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Jan. 9 in Room 201 Natural Sciences Complex on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Speakers from areas institutions and industries, as well as UB, will provide information on new exciting scientific developments that can be incorporated into the classroom. Among the topics to be covered in this year's series are "Energy Usage and Climate Change," "The Science of Sports Training," "The Mechanism of Hearing," and "Buffalo's Role in the Human Genome Project."

The series was begun in 1969 by its director, George H. Nancollas, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Larkin Chair in the UB Department of Chemistry. Co-directors are Stephen Free, professor of biological sciences, and Marcus Bursik, professor of geology.

The fee for the lecture series is $30.

For further information or to register for the series, contact Barbara Raff at 645-6800, ext. 2020.