Andrew Knoll Speaks at Denison
Date of Event: November 6, 2008
Posted: October 16, 2008 / Last Updated: November 3, 2008
The guest speaker for the 2008 Anderson Science Lecture is Andrew Knoll, a professor of natural history and a professor of Earth and planetary Sciences at Harvard University. The lecture will occur on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive), and is free and open to the public.
Scientists hold Knoll’s research on Precambrian microfossils, geobiology and paleobotany in high regard worldwide. Knoll’s lecture at Denison will be based on his distinguished research, the evolution of life and the earth’s surface environments.
Knoll is a graduate of Lehigh University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973, and in 1977 he received a doctorate degree from Harvard University. Knoll taught at Oberlin College for five years before returning to Harvard University, where he has been a professor since 1982. Knoll heads a lab that is interested in the evolutions of life, studying topics like prokaryotic life, initial radiation of eukaryotic organisms and complex algae and animals. Knoll’s lab also extends itself to examining Mars explorations to draw insights from the planet into how Earth can solve its biological and environmental issues like global warming.
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CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville—Andrew Knoll lecture; Thu., Nov. 6, 8 p.m., Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Call 740-587-5618 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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