Dixie Forum presents lecture on Deep Water Horizon oil spill

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ST. GEORGE—Learn about oil pollution and how it affects the ocean at Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum: A Window on the World Tuesday. Dr. John Farrington, dean emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will speak at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus on the topic: “Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill (2010) in the Gulf of Mexico: A Reminder About Oil Pollution in the Ocean.” All are welcome and there is no charge for the forum.

Among his professional interests, Farrington, who has written more than 100 publications and more than 50 reports, has studied organic geochemistry of the marine environment, biochemistry of marine organisms and the interaction between science and policy as well as that between science and religion. Farrington earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from Southeastern Massachusetts University and a doctorate in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.

Dixie Forum is designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. Dixie State students can earn one college credit by signing up for HUM 1000, attending lectures regularly, carefully considering the ideas expressed and writing about the presentations.

The weekly series will continue its 2014 fall semester slate at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 9, with Julie Rogers offering a lecture on fine art painting. This forum will be in DSU’s Art Building and may run until 1:50 p.m.

DATE PRESENTER TOPIC
Sept. 2 Dr. John Farrington, dean emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution “Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill (2010) in the Gulf of Mexico: A Reminder About Oil Pollution in the Ocean”
Sept. 9 Julie Rogers(Forum in Art Bldg. noon-1:50 p.m.) Fine Art Painting
Sept. 16 Kai Anderson Apple Computers
Sept. 23. Clark Gilbert, CEO of Deseret News(Forum in Zion Room at 11 a.m.) “Innovation in the Media”
Sept. 30 Glen Blakley, DSU art professor Ceramic Art
Oct. 7 Annie Henrie Fine Art Painting
Oct. 14 No Forum – Fall Break
Oct. 21 Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, Brian Caldwell ,Aston Basile “Cutting Edge Cancer Research: A Report from Stanford University
Oct. 28 Kathleen Herndon, chairwoman of the English department at Weber State University “Islamic New Year and Muslim Journeys”
Nov. 4 Rico Del Sesto, DSU assistant professor of chemistry “The Future of Science”
Nov. 11 No Forum – DSU Career Day
Nov. 18 J. Kirk Richards “Fine Art Painting and Sculpture”
Nov. 25 No Forum – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2 Del Parson, DSU art professor Fine Art Painting
Dec. 9 Lin Alder Energy Efficiency

Event details and resources

  • What: “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World”
  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 12 p.m.
  • Where: Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center, Dixie State University campus, 225 South 700 East, St. George, Utah
  • Contact: DSU Forum coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or burns@dixie.edu
  • Dixie forum website

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