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March 25, 2010
For Immediate Release

For more information: Daniel Horns (801) 863-8582
University Marketing & Communications: Erin Spurgeon, (801) 863-6807
Written by: Chelsey Richardson (801) 863-8504

Amid much controversy and discussion over global warming recently, Utah Valley University is hosting Dr. David S. Chapman, dean emeritus of the Graduate School at the University of Utah, to discuss the science behind the hype Tuesday, March 30. He will give an address entitled “Global Warming – The Science is Settled, What are the Next Steps?”

“Utah residents have a lot of questions regarding the science related to climate change,” said Daniel Horns, chair of the UVU Department of Earth Science. “How good are the data? How reliable are the models? Is there any consensus among climate scientists? Dr. Chapman will address these issues and reduce the confusion. Skeptics, as well as adherents to the science, are encouraged to attend.”

Along with being dean emeritus, Chapman is professor of geophysics at the University of Utah. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from the University of British Columbia and his Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Michigan. He leads an active research group studying thermal aspects of geological processes including global warming and has authored more than 140 publications. Chapman joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1976 and in 2006 was awarded the Rosenblatt Prize, the University of Utah’s highest award for excellence in research, teaching and academic leadership. In 2008 he received the Governor’s Medal in Science and Technology for the State of Utah.

The lecture will take place at 12 noon in the UVU Pope Science Building, room 015. This event is free and open to the public.

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